The Tosa Compass (Student Newspaper)
The Tosa Compass is a student news publication that is fully online and features content created by students at both East and West High Schools. For access to The Tosa Compass's website, click here.
We love it when students are interested in getting involved with The Tosa Compass, so please consider attending one of our staff meetings if you have ideas for content or direction-meetings occur about once a month on a Wednesday-listen for announcements and/or don't hesitate to reach out to any of the following people with questions:
-Vivi Andersen (firstname.lastname@example.org)
-Lucy Hildebrand (email@example.com)
-Maeve Kaufman (firstname.lastname@example.org)
-Audrey Catlin (email@example.com)
-Ms. Sampson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
THE TOSA COMPASS: A STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
WHY DOES TEH TOSA COMPASS EXIST?
The Tosa Compass is a student-run community news organization that seeks to cover stories of collective importance and act as an example of responsible discourse with an emphasis on the perspective of students.
The journalism staff from both Wauwatosa East and West High Schools have combined to deepen coverage on stories of interest, provide a wider forum to amplify student work and service the community by supplying relevant news.
The editorial leadership staff will regularly work with faculty advisors and each other to set publication goals, identify coverage areas and distribute assignments to writing staff.
In this way, The Tosa Compass is an educational tool that seeks to develop student critical thinking and communication skills by teaching students how to identify, tell and publish student-centered school and community news using traditional and modern storytelling techniques.
WHY SHOULD THE VOICE OF YOUNG PEOPLE MATTER TO THE COMMUNITY?
The student journalists whose voices, experiences and opinions are showcased on The Tosa Compass' numerous platforms offer a unique perspective to the Tosa community. Usually, the voices you hear in the media are all adults. We report to our community the narratives of our peers, which are of tremendous importance as they are indicators of the health, wellbeing and future of our community.
The Tosa Compass is an outlet through which members of the community can better understand the issues that are of relevance to students. As young people, we have a different perspective on our school, local and global community. Looking at our community from this viewpoint generates different and unique story ideas.
We consider ourselves to be leaders in our community and have important opinions and perspectives that deserve to be covered, discussed and listened to by a wider audience.
Megan Sampson, English Dept.
Erin Salerno, English Dept.