by: Ansley Moore
Under the guidance of Clifton Kaiser for the past seven years, the Panther Post is a long standing tradition at FRA, but you wouldn’t know by asking the student body. In fact, I’d be willing to bet that if you surveyed the whole student body the majority would be shocked to know that FRA even has a student newspaper, but we do. We began with the formatting of meeting once every other week to work on planning and writing articles for a print issue with the goal of releasing 4-6 issues over the course of a year. And this worked for a little while, however the over committed nature of the average student meant that school work, play rehearsals, sports practices, other club meetings, college applications, and other commitments soon began to take prevalence over the newspaper and our publication rate became nonexistent.
This year it’s time for a change, which is why moving forward we are shifting to the online platform you’re reading now. From now on, articles can be published as they are finished, not when the rest of the issue is complete, which means that students can stay up to date on what’s affecting the school community right now.
We hope to make the Panther Post an integral part of how students stay connected to their peers and encourage new authors to write about whatever they are passionate about. We also ask that you remember that this is a student publication and although we will try our best, mistakes are inevitable and when they do happen we request that you will be forgiving as we work to correct them for the future.