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February 6, 2023 / News

The Lifetime Achievement Award represents one of the highest honors scholastic journalism advisers can receive. It’s an acknowledgement of the overwhelming contributions to student journalism and the many years dedicated to its cause. This year, two Walsworth advisers are being recognized with this honor. With more than 70 years advising combined, Susan Massy from Shawnee…

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January 20, 2023 / Staff Management

For most people, January is the calm after the holiday rush. For yearbook advisers, I would say it is the opposite. In my case, my last day with my students was Dec. 14, and I didn’t see any of them again until Jan. 9, which was the first day of a new semester, with just…

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January 17, 2023 / News & Notes

The 2022 Petit Jean yearbook of Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, was announced as Pacemaker Finalist by the Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) on Tuesday. Nine other schools also received the prestigious recognition.  The yearbook is advised by April Fatula and Hannah Kellum was the 2022 editor in chief. The Pacemaker winners will be announced at an awards ceremony during…

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January 17, 2023 / News & Notes

  If you’ve been involved in journalism advising for any amount of time, especially competitive yearbook, you’ve likely heard of the five Shawnee Mission schools. Shawnee Mission East, Shawnee Mission North, Shawnee Mission Northwest, Shawnee Mission South and Shawnee Mission West high schools have stand out students taught by stand out advisers. But despite the…

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January 12, 2023 / Design / News & Notes

For the fourth year in a row, Pinterest Business has produced their “not-yet-trending”  Pinterest Predicts 2023 report, detailing what they believe may be the hottest new trends for 2023. Over 500k trending search terms were analyzed to make this year’s list. The 27 trends fit into categories like beauty, fashion, home and well-being, but they…

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