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The advisers are Kari Phillips and Brian Nicola. Readers may respond to the publications through Letters to the Editor. Letters may be mailed, e-mailed to thecourierstaff@gmail.com or dropped off to room 2223. The staff asks that submissions be 300 words or less and contain the author’s name and signature. Editors reserve the right to edit or withhold publication of letters.

The publications strive to uphold the Canons of Professional Journalism, which includes accuracy, impartiality, etc. Therefore, major errors will be corrected in the next issue. Distinction will be marked between news and opinion stories.

Lesser known arts clubs

October 28, 2016

 

There are many unique arts clubs that often get overlooked by students.  Such clubs include The Beat, which is the school’s literary arts magazine club, and Tri-M, the music honors society.

 

 

The Beat is a primarily student-led group that encourages self-expression through multimedia, including writing, photography, videos, and much more.  The Beat is open to anyone who is interested.

“Kids need to have an audience for their words, and I think there is nothing more powerful than kids’ words,” Beat Advisor Laurie Repko said.

 

The Beat publishes a literary magazine in the spring.  It contains the collective works of students who are involved in the club and choose to submit a piece of theirs.

 

“You build up confidence sharing your work, receive support from your friends and get the opportunity to connect with like-minded writers and artists.  Also, we have snacks,” junior Anna Wilhelm, editor of The Beat said.  The club meets on the first Wednesday each month in Mrs. Repko’s room.

 

Another club opportunity is Tri-M, the music honors society.  The club meets four times a year to promote a love for music and participate in music-related service opportunities.

“People should join Tri-M if they’re in music because it works towards sharing a love of music with everyone, allows you to interact with other singers or instrumentalists, and does not have many extra requirements to join,” sophomore Lexi House, said.

 

The club is open to sophomores through seniors at the beginning of the school year through applications found in music classes.  Every member must take part in band, choir or orchestra, and participate in at least one musical activity outside of school.

 

These are just a few of the clubs available to students.  For more information, students can contact the advisors through email found on the high school website under the Clubs and Activities tab.

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