News From Ramaz
Last Friday, students from Rampage and Parallax represented Ramaz at the Columbia Scholastic Press Association's 94th Annual Spring Convention. At the three-day convention, high school students from around the country gathered to attend sessions about journalism and learned how to improve their schools' publications. Tracks were offered for students working on their schools' newspapers, yearbooks, magazines, online media, and video/broadcasting. Additionally, sessions were offered focusing on law and ethics in journalism as well as a track specifically for faculty advisers of these publications. Students could choose what interested them from an array of sessions covering how to best integrate technology into their publications, interviewing skills, writing leads, layout tips, and more. Highlights included a session by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School's journalism adviser about how student journalists are covering the tragedy at their school in Parkland, and a session about "fake news." The conference was a valuable learning opportunity for student journalists and writers.
Additionally, at their conference, the Columbia Scholastic Press Association distributes annual Crown Awards to exemplary student publications. This year, students from Parallax, Ramaz's literary and art magazine, attended the convention in order to accept the Silver Crown Award that the magazine received, naming it one of the 25 best high school literary magazines in the country. On the other CSPA judging level (the opinion of a single teacher/judge), students received the Gold Medal this year. Overall, the convention was an interesting experience for all who attended and an exciting moment for Parallax. To view this year's edition of Parallax, please click HERE.
- Josephine S. '20