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Gov. Livingston Newspaper and Year Book Students Attend Annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association Convention

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Gov. Livingston High School Yearbook and Newspaper students attend a CSPA convention held at Columbia University. Credits: Staci Toporek
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Yearbook and Newspaper Students with teachers Staci Toporek and Doreen Ladinski. Credits: Mikayla Sanchez
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Gov. Livingston High School Yearbook and Newspaper students participate in a CSPA convention at Columbia University. Credits: Staci Toporek
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Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School discuss their experience covering the Parkland, Florida shooting that occurred this past February. Credits: Mikayla Sanchez
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NEW YORK, NJ - Governor Livingston Yearbook and Newspaper members attended CSPA’s (Columbia Scholastic Press Association) 94th annual Spring Scholastic convention at Columbia University from March 15 to 16. Students had the opportunity to participate in the 350+ sessions that the convention had to offer.

Yearbook and Newspaper students attended classes that touched on a wide range of topics from leadership skills to coverage techniques. Co-editor in chief of the GL Newspaper, Olivia Machado said, “The newspaper students took an InDesign workshop which was very helpful. We will probably look for ways to integrate the tips we got from the lecture into formatting our own paper. We also attended a presentation called ‘Do it for the Gram’ which gave us some ideas on how to use our social media to reach a broader audience for our news.”

The Claymore and Highlander staff members also had the honor of hearing students and advisors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School discuss their experience covering the Parkland, Florida shooting that occurred this past February. The Parkland students expressed the hardship they faced and emphasized the positive role yearbook and newspaper played in their lives during the tragedy. Tears were shed both on stage as well as in the audience.

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Co-editor in chief of the GL Claymore Yearbook, Sydney Goldstein, was particularly touched by the presentation and said, “The way the Parkland student journalists composed themselves and how strong they were really touched me. I can’t even imagine experiencing what they are currently going through and the fact that they were able to go in front of an audience and speak so openly, honestly amazes me."

Editor's note: Mikayla Sanchez is a junior at Gov. Livingston High School participating in the TAPinto Berkeley Heights intern program. To learn more, contact bpeer@tapinto.net.

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