THS Cat Chat


Once upon a time, Thayer High School had a printed newspaper known as The Peptonian. It received rave reviews and has left its legacy at THS. When the staff made the decision to go online in 2016, it was based on the global decline of print newspapers and the clear advantages of being online – more timely news, more opportunites for infusing multimedia and social media, and the ability to produce more content. The THS CAT CHAT, a production of the newspaper and creative writing class at THS, was created to be a reliable news source for the student body and community as well as an instructional tool for students interested in reporting, photography and multimedia. News is reported through a variety of mediums to provide timely updates without bias to race, religion, or social creed.

THS CAT CHAT values the opinion of its readers and encourages them to discuss its content. Comments containing obscene, threatening, disrespectful, or defamatory language will not be published and will be reported to the administration and proper authorities. All comments written from the school network are subject to the school’s Acceptable Use Policies.  At the discretion of the staff of THS CAT CHAT comments and related identifying information will be passed on to administration. All comments must be approved by THS CAT CHAT staff and this process may result in a delay of up to a week or two before a comment is posted. Anonymous comments will not be posted and all comments require a valid email address. The address will not be displayed, but will be used to confirm comments. Personal attacks on reporters or other staff members will not be published.

If you have an idea for a story or event you would like covered you can submit ideas to the THS CAT CHAT adviser or staff members. Guest columns, photo essays, and stories are encouraged. THS CAT CHAT reserves the right to refuse to publish any submissions, but they will be seriously considered.  “Please be patient with us as we are under construction and this is our first ever online newspaper!”  

CAT CHAT STAFF ~ Online Launch Fall Semester 2016

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