The Blotter Boys

By: Chaireth Jones

After a whole year of The Blotter staff’s lack of male members, some have finally joined to create a more diverse setting. This year’s staff includes six boys who cant wait to bring it all to the table.

“I’m excited for the addition of more diversity on our staff, “ newspaper adviser Mrs. Christina Faulkner said. “New staff members always add a different perspective to our publications.”

Faulkner says that over the past couple of years, guys just really haven’t been that interested. She’s happy with the new addition.

“To accurately and objectively report the news of our community, a news source must be representative of the community it serves,” former journalism adviser Mrs. Suzanne Ponder said. “The Blotter should have as diverse a staff as the community it covers.”

Quintin Condra, 11 “I want to bring more guy perspectives to the newspaper.” Word to describe self: Special Why did you want to join? “I plan on being a meteorologist, so I figured this experience would help.” Joined through journalism
Quintin Condra, 11
“I want to bring more guy perspectives to the newspaper.”
Word to describe self: Special
Why did you want to join?
“I plan on being a meteorologist, so I figured this experience would help.”
Joined through journalism
Andre Thomas, 12 “I’m hoping to bring creativity.” Word to describe self: Charming Why did you want to join? “My teacher recommended me to do it, and I thought it would be fun.” Recommended by Mrs. Ponder and Mrs. Korte
Andre Thomas, 12
“I’m hoping to bring creativity.”
Word to describe self: Charming
Why did you want to join?
“My teacher recommended me to do it, and I thought it would be fun.”
Recommended by Mrs. Ponder and Mrs. Korte
James Thomas, 12 “I feel like us boys being in here will bring masculinity to the newspaper.” Word to describe self: Diverse “I wanted an easy class.” First year of any journalism class.
James Thomas, 12
“I feel like us boys being in here will bring masculinity to the newspaper.”
Word to describe self: Diverse
“I wanted an easy class.”
First year of any journalism class.
Andrew Bennett, 12 “I want to bring more tech stuff.” Word to describe self: Loyal Why did you want to join newspaper? “Since freshman year I have wanted to get better at writing, and I want to be a journalist in the future.” Joined through journalism
Andrew Bennett, 12
“I want to bring more tech stuff.”
Word to describe self: Loyal
Why did you want to join newspaper?
“Since freshman year I have wanted to get better at writing, and I want to be a journalist in the future.”
Joined through journalism

Austin Dickey, 12 What they wanted to bring to the newspaper: “A different view, finally a guy's perspective.” Word to describe self: Talkative Why did you want to join? “I wanted to join because it seems like it would be fun.” Recommended by Mrs. Ponder
Austin Dickey, 12
“[I want to bring] A different view, finally a guy’s perspective.”
Word to describe self: Talkative
Why did you want to join?
“I wanted to join because it seems like it would be fun.”
Recommended by Mrs. Ponder
Nolan Payton, 12 “I want to bring more stuff about sports, and a more diverse perspective on stories.” Word to describe self: Funny Why did you want to join? “So I can have my two cents in on everything.” Recommended by Mrs. Ponder
Nolan Payton, 12
“I want to bring more stuff about sports, and a more diverse perspective on stories.”
Word to describe self: Funny
“[I wanted to be on staff] So I can put in my two cents on everything.”
Recommended by Mrs. Ponder

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