Grand County students keep high school newspaper alive by any means necessary |

Grand County students keep high school newspaper alive by any means necessary

Michaela Gibboni
Co-founder and editor of The Open Book

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With the ever-progressing technology into the 21st century, words become abbreviations, a convenience store dictionary, everything at your fingertips, no extra letters. Old-fashioned black and white ink and paper are slowly fading out of existence. As founders, we define “The Open Book” as a reference for creativity, a place for young writers, artists, and thinkers to flourish as individuals.

– We are here for writers because we are writers.

– We are here for artists because we are artists.

– We are here for thinkers because we are thinkers.

– We are here because we want to be. And sometimes, that’s all you need.

Over a year ago, David Diamond and I, Michaela Gibboni, composed the above mission statement for our very first issue of Middle Park High School’s first newspaper, which we entitled “The Open Book.”

Since the release of its first volume, we have fought for this paper. After our little-known first issue and a second issue that was confiscated by our school’s previous administration, this year the third issue came out and was a success with the student body, proving that all of our hard work finally paid off.

The fourth issue, at the request of our school’s current administration, is being published as part of the Sky-Hi Daily News to share with the whole community.

The word of our local youth deserves to be spread, and The Open Book strives to give us a voice.

It may be humorous, controversial, opinionated, or maybe just plain confusing, but it is the truth. This paper will not die, and we will continue to fight for our speech. In the words of the great Bob Marley, always remember to “get up, stand up, stand up for your rights.”

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