-30- columns

Back in the days of typewriters, newspaper reporters would end their stories with the -30- mark. Here, two Blueprint staffers mark the ends of their high school journalism careers with an L.D. Bell tradition: the “-30- column.”

Editor thankful for making ‘best decision’ to join staff

by Sami Dugdale

Being part of the Bell Blueprint was probably oneIMG_5641 of the best decisions I have made in my entire high school career.

This paper has allowed me to further my skills as a writer, photographer, and journalist, as well as teach me how to be a good and productive leader.

I am so grateful for the friends I’ve made in these past two years and I can’t wait to see the awesome work they’re going to do next year when I’m gone. (I’m making them mail a copy of the paper to me.)

I’d also like to give a big shout out to Mrs. Weiss, our newspaper teacher, mentor and the reason why I get to do what I love every day. Thank you so much for the opportunities you have given me and for the encouragement you give us all to pursue what we are passionate about.


New friends, new skills come with newspaper

by Christian Pineda

IMG_5633Being a part of the Bell Blueprint was an amazing experience for me. Although this was my first year being a part of this program, I still learned a lot.

This program furthered my skills as a writer and also a photographer.

I’ve made new friends this past year from being in this program that I’m so grateful for. Everyone in this class is awesome and will do amazing things next year when I’m gone.

I would like to give a shout to Mrs. Weiss. She let me be a part of this amazing program and taught me lots of things I can use for the rest of my life.




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