Editors in chief, Lillian Hunter, Tara Gordon and Lindsey Sullivan, chose a Journalizer of the month for the first class of each month. They pick an individual who has exhibited hard work in all of the following categories: thoroughness, accuracy, balance, collaboration, grit, productivity, and technological prowess.
These past few weeks, one J2 worked extremely hard in her area to benefit the entire publication. Because of this individual, The Rebellion has made substantial improvements to our appearance and content. Outside of her position, this J2 has written for multiple content areas for both online and printed articles. She is a crucial member to our E-Board meetings, as she is consistently coming up with great ideas, and giving her insightful input regarding others’ article pitches. We are thankful for her positive attitude, her hard work ethic, and her German heritage. Herzlichen Glückwunsch an Dana Demartino, our January Journalizer of the Month.
For our December Journalizer of the month, we would like to recognize a writer who we think has exceeded expectations in their content area. This content area has been exceptionally strong this year, due to its innovative ideas, interesting content, and consistent well written articles. This writer has proved to be a dedicated and talented member of our staff, as not only does she come up with great ideas and write new pieces, but she also does a fantastic job leading the other writers in her content area. During paper week, she is consistently after school, focusing on her page to make sure it is finished before the deadline. We are grateful to have this writer on our editorial board this year, and we know that she will in fact finish the first 73 questions installment. Congratulations to our December Journalizer of the Month, Grace Donovan!
For this November Journalizer of Month, we would like to recognize a new, yet very important member of our staff. Ever since the first day of school, this J2 has shown immense dedication and hard work to the paper. Although she is a J2, this staff writer has earned a spot on our Editorial Board, where she is constantly coming up with new article ideas, as well as both giving support and constructive criticism to others’ article pitches. Once she is assigned an article, this J2 will go to all sources and write a top notch article. Even when she is done with her article, she will help edit others articles and stay after during paper week to work on the layout of other pages. We are impressed with her hard work, her valuable input at Eboard meetings, and her overall dedication to The Rebellion. Congratulations to the November Journalizer of the Month, Jess Ferguson!
For our October Journalizer of the Month, we would like to recognize one of our most dedicated J2s. This staff member has exceeded expectations in her content area, consistently writing unique articles, well-written reviews, and one of a kind features. Not only does this content editor work efficiently in her area, but she also takes the initiative to work on the layout for her own page or pages when the paper deadline is approaching. This J2 stays after during paperweek, and has excelled in productivity levels during class. In addition, she has written in multiple content areas, such as sports and news. For her impressive work ethic, her organization that she brings to her content area, and her overall dedication, we would like to recognize Katie Hurwitz as October Journalizer of the Month!
Our September Journalizer of the Month is truly a special addition to our staff. For our first issue, this individual stayed after multiple days to ensure we finished the paper before our deadline. Our Journalizer of the Month has proven to be a crucial addition to our Editorial Board. In just the first few weeks of school, she has excelled in her content area, and has even branched out to other sections of our paper to try new things. Taking on an important editorials position as a J2, she has impressed us with her innovative ideas to expand The Rebellion’s following and funding. We are impressed with her creativity that she has brought to the table and the hard work she puts into her position. We thank this J2 for her dedication to The Rebellion, her positivity that she brings to the classroom, and her humor that keeps all of us going, even after the iCloud drive is full and the printer has been jammed for the thirtieth time. For these reasons, we would like to name Breanna Andreassi our September Journalizer of the Month!
This month, one journalizer proved herself to be one of the most valuable members of our staff. This staff member doesn’t have a position on the Editorial Board, but her ideas and her contributions to our paper have been very impactful. Not just for the March paper, but for every paper we have put out this year, this individual has stayed after school and has worked to make sure that we are always publishing our best material. She has worked hard writing her own editorials, but she also branches into other content areas to help others with their articles. Our staff this year wouldn’t be complete without her, and she continues to strengthen The Rebellion with her hard work and dedication. We can always count on her to pick up our Starbucks when she isn’t going home to unload the dishwasher, and for that, we are thankful. Our February Journalizer of the Month is Michaela Donato!
In the latest issue, we had numerous big stories. One person took on a lengthy article covering a difficult topic that required communication with various people in and out of school. Despite undertaking one of the most difficult stories, this person finished her article before the deadline; moreover, the article she passed in was descriptive, well-written, and required almost no editing. All around, the story was one of the best pieces that The Rebellion has put out this year. This staff member is always focused and on-task, consistently stays after school during paper week, and is proactive about finishing her assignments and helping others, often asking us if there is any additional work that she can do. Overall, this person has proven herself to be a crucial part of The Rebellion staff, and we truly hope that she is as proud of her work this year and in the latest issue as we are. For these reasons and many more, Tara Gordon is the January Journalizer of the Month!
Our December Journalizer of the Month is someone who consistently does her best work. She puts in time in school and out of school to produce the best content that she can. She manages her section efficiently and always helps others when they have questions or need advice. She is one of the most organized, hard-working, and positive members of The Rebellion staff. Our December Journalizer of the Month is Maeve O’Connor!
Our November Journalizard of the month is an individual who consistently devotes time to the paper during school and after school. She is proactive and brings a positive attitude and good work ethic to our staff. She always works diligently to make sure layout is complete, but many times she goes beyond her content area to help edit articles after they have been placed. And she brings great snacks after school. The November Journalizer of the Month is Katie Mazzotta!
Meghan Foley and Grace Sewell
Two individuals worked hard in October to make improvements to our paper even before we had a deadline for the November issue. They are always putting in work in class, and they effectively communicate with both the J2/J3 class and the J1 class. They worked on the layout of several pages in our paper and they helped to make sure we had ads to fill all of these pages. They are always organized and on-task, and without them we certainly would not have a successful paper. Also, they are the most kind and amazing individuals on staff and we love them a lot! Our October Journalizers of the month are Meg Foley and Grace Sewell!
For the September Journalizer of the Month, we want to recognize a J2 who has already proven herself to be a valuable Rebellion staff member. Especially in the last few weeks, this individual has taken the initiative to improve her productivity and take on greater responsibility within and out of her content area. Her work ethic in school and out of school was impressive, as was the quality of her work and her ability to stay on task. Her positive attitude (combined with her hard work and dedication) was a huge help in getting our October issue out. The October Journalizer of the Month goes to Lillie Hunter!