Cooke, Griffin lead Smoke Signal as editors-in-chief
Seniors Griffin and Cooke run the Smoke Signal, managing a staff of 150 students and putting out a paper every two weeks. Griffin is in charge of the X day paper while Cooke is in charge of the Y day paper.
Griffin has been assistant editor-in-chief and was promoted to editor-in-chief in early November. Cooke has been the photography editor until Elexxus Brown moved to Maryland giving up her position. Cooke was named her replacement.
The editorial board has been revising the staff manual with hopes of having the administration approved the paper as a designated open forum for student discussion. Several elements have been proposed to the manual to describe staff position duties and procedures for the Smoke Signal.
Each block of journalism has discussed new ideas, story topics and new elements to add to the paper. Many of these ideas will be added as students iron out the details.
The most recent activity of the Smoke Signal is recruiting students from the rising ninth grade class at the orientation to be held on Jan. 18 beginning at 7 p.m.