The Mountaineer

Club / Activity: Mountaineer (Digital Newspaper)

Website: http://www.mlmountaineer.org/

Advisor(s): Tania Seibert (tseibert@mlschools.org) and Alexis Anderson-Urriola (aanderson-urriola@mlschools.org)

The Mountain is a MLHS newspaper that reflects the concerns and interests of the student body, while advocating for student involvement by creating a platform for student writers. The Mountaineer currently has 7 editors and 15 active staff writers. The club meets once a week (Wednesdays after school) and twice a week on publishing dates (Wednesday and Thursday after school). The Club highlights and/or accomplishments from last year were: Students’ handling of complex articles concerning issues in the school district.

Ms. Seibert and Mrs. Anderson-Urriola state that the goals for this year are “to effectively use new digital and media platforms to tell stories that matter to student, to increase readership, membership, and interest in the newspaper, to continue investigating and pursuing articles that shed light on issues/concerns within the Mountain Lakes school district, and to enhance the social aspects of the Mountaineer as a ‘club.’ We want there to be less focus on article submission and more on student collaboration and team building.”