Branksome Launches Student-Run Newspaper, The Elm Editor
Branksome's newest newspaper, The Elm Editor, has hit screens all across the school. Co-editors Vita and Sophie, both in Grade 12, have been working to make this dream a reality, and finally, The Elm Editor is here.
The Elm Editor is an online newspaper that will be updated frequently, full of viewpoints from our students. With sections such as Branksome community, global affairs, lifestyle and culture, sports, and opinion, readers are sure to find an article of interest.
To produce the paper, Vita and Sophie worked with a roster of student writers and were supported by teachers Jillian Strimas and Jordan Small.
“I am so proud of all the hard work our whole team has put into the paper so far!” said Vita. “I am just really excited for the greater community to see the amazing work that has been produced and get to know students' perspectives.”
Sophie shares Vita’s excitement. “We are so excited to see The Elm Editor finally come to life and so proud of all the hard work that the writers and the editors have put into this first edition,” she said.
When thinking about all of the content in the first issue, Sophie and Vita are proud of all of the submissions, but have a couple of favourite stories so far. “One of my favourite stories is Cayden Friesen’s piece on Texas abortion laws,” Vita said. “It is so well researched and put together!”
For Sophie, the Prefect profile was memorable.“I think the “Get to Know Your Head Prefect” story is really fun and a great way to learn more about Amonda. I really enjoyed reading it!”
Senior and Middle School English Teacher Jordan Small recognizes all of the hard work that has gone into The Elm Editor. “Vita and Sophie exemplify every attribute of quality leadership,” he said. “They are visionaries, committed to seeking out the best in everyone they work with. This paper will be their legacy, which will reflect the dedication they have to enriching our community.”
We wish to acknowledge this land on which Branksome operates. For thousands of years, it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work and go to school on this land.