CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham High School literary magazine Pulp has been recognized for literary excellence in writing and school wide participation by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).
Pulp magazine features both original student writing and art work.
Teachers Rachel Ruffner
and Christina McCabe
advise the literary magazine club at CHS. The club officers include
Carolyn Johnson, Paige Pendergrast, Jianna Caronan, and Kim Styple.
The process through which students acquire original student work and design the magazine is a challenging one in that it requires attention to detail, knowledge of technical programs, editing skills, and an artist’s eye to pair the writing with art.
“Pulp is a 100 percent student-driven, student-created publication," McCabe said." Our students make decisions about which pieces to include, communicate with authors when minor edits are needed, create cover art, and pair artwork with each piece. This all happens before we get into InDesign to lay out the magazine.”
The advisors and the staff are honored to have their hard work recognized nationally NCTE.
“Being recognized by NCTE, a national and noteworthy organization, makes us incredibly proud as advisors," Ruffner said. "Our student staff works tirelessly throughout the editing and layout process, and it is so wonderful for them to not only see the magazine transform, but to also be acknowledged and celebrated for their efforts.”