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Do you like current events, photography, sports, graphic design, podcasting, or writing? Are you looking for a platform to express your opinions and build your resume? Do you want to get a backstage pass to all that happens at Rock Ridge?

Join The Blaze Newspaper Staff! We are now accepting applications for our 2021-2022 staff! Click here to apply or fill out the form below. We will continue accepting applications until the deadline for changes for course requests, April 30th. Email [email protected] with questions. 

Newspaper is offered as a graded elective class.

Course:  Newspaper Journalism I

Course Number:  188000

Grades 10-12

Credit: 1

Prerequisite: Introduction to Journalism OR application process (see the attached link above or pick up a paper application in room 1400 from Ms. Greiner).

When you join Newspaper, you will gain marketable skills in:

  • Writing
  • Graphic design
  • Photography
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Editing
  • Marketing
  • and much more

In true Phoenix style, the 2018-2019 year was a relaunching year for our staff, bringing the program back from the ashes after a brief hiatus. In our 2019-2020 year, we expanded our coverage and revamped our website, adding new mediums like podcast and growing our social media presence. When distance learning hit us unexpectedly in 2020, the staff of The Blaze proudly continued to produce award-winning student journalism from their homes.

For the 2021-2022 school year, we are assembling a team that’s willing to work for excellence. We are looking for investigative journalists who want to ask tough questions about tough topics, social media reporters eager to live-tweet Rock Ridge sporting events (yup, you can do that for a grade 😉), graphic designers and photographers who can catch the student body’s attention with stunning images, and detail-driven writers and editors with witty prose that deserves to be published. We’re also looking for students to market our product and risk-takers to expand our coverage base.

Come see Ms. Greiner in room 1400 or email [email protected] if you have questions!

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