West Side Story

Join West Side Story

Do you want to be a part of the West Side Story? There are two ways you can join:

1. Register for the yearlong English elective Foundations of Journalism for next year. You receive English credit, and it is open to grades 9-12 (although seniors need instructor permission to register), and you will learn what you need to know to join a publications staff. You will try reporting, photography, graphic design, video/audio editing and other multimedia projects. At the end of the year, you will decide what aspect(s) of journalism you enjoy the most and apply for that job position on West Side Story print, website and/or broadcast staff or the Trojan Epic yearbook staff.
2. Although it’s rare and we give priority to students who take Foundations — sometimes experienced artists, videographers, photographers, business students, web programmers, etc. can skip Foundations and apply to join West Side Story  broadcast, print or web staff.

Ready to apply to join West Side Story?

Fill out the application and submit an online portfolio here. Applications are due March 15 for returning WSS staffers. Applications will be due shortly after March 15 for current FOJ students and students not currently enrolled in Foundations of Journalism. Check back for the specific date.

-If you are a returning staff member, you’ll need at least three staff members to complete this peer recommendation form.

-Want more information? Click here to read detailed West Side Story job descriptions, here to see awards and scholarships WSS staffers won or here to read about summer journalism camp opportunities.

Questions about West Side Story broadcast, newspaper or website? Contact Ms. Whittaker in room 109 or at [email protected] Questions about Trojan Epic yearbook? Contact Dr. Ordman in room 115.

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