The student news site of Bishop Blanchet High School.

The Miter

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Mission Statement
In its contents and its practices, The Miterwill honor the mission and policies of Bishop Blanchet High School. In all tasks, Miter reporters will consider how their work might help better inform readers and how it might help people make their own choices.

The Miter will educate, inform, entertain and present issues in a professional manner. The Miter will strive toward excellencewith the aim of being the primary source of Bishop Blanchet information.

The Miter intends to be a public forum for student expression and encourages all sides to voice their opinion. The Miter is not subject to
involuntary review prior to publication except by its own staff and adviser, and is therefore responsible for the news magazine’s contents.

The Miter will educate, inform, entertain and present issues in a professional manner. The Miter will strive toward excellencewith the aim of being the primary source of Bishop Blanchet information.

Editorial Policy
The Miter strives to provide an open forum for the free exchange of ideas for the whole school community in the context of the school’s mission and philosophy. In order to facilitate this, the Editorial staff follows these specific guidelines.

The Miter will include two unsigned, staff editorials each month, which will
represent the majority opinion of the Editorial staff.

The Miter will give full credit for any material that is not original and will
acknowledge mistakes and correct any major errors which are brought to the attention of the staff.

The Miter will use both the Associated Press Style Guide and Libel Manual and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s style book will be used as a guide.

The Miter will not endorse political candidates or accept political advertising. It will reserve the right to refuse any advertising illegal or inappropriate for high school students.

Its editors shall interpret and enforce the editorial policy, seeking advice of the advisory board in cases of disagreement. The board includes its faculty adviser, Business and Occupations Department Head, and two other members.

Submitting an article or article idea

All contributions must be signed, and submitted either to miter@bishopblanchet. org or through the discussion threads on the paper’s Facebook page. All the letters to the editors should be limited to
250 words.

The editorial staff reserves the right to edit all submissions for length,
grammar, invasion of privacy, obscenity, potential libel or content which works against the mission of our school.

The Miter reserves the right to withhold letters or columns and return them to the writer for more information if the editorial staff determines them to contain misinformation.

In accordance with the school policy for student expression, free speech may not be used to disrupt the educational process or interfere with the rights of others.

The written views of the students must be responsible, in good taste, and must not attack anyone in a personal manner.

All opinion pieces must contain the writer’s name and phone number for confirmation. Letters will not be returned.

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