Making a permanent impression since 1994
The Tattoo "kicked ass" in press contest
Tattoo kicked ass,” said Will Hughes, chairman of the communications
department at the
addition to the student awards, The Tattoo was also named as one of the
region’s top student newspapers, which Hughes compared to reaching the Final
Four in the NCAA basketball tournament.
said The Tattoo “has always been outstanding and cutting edge” in its work
and in the way it operates outside the normal bounds of scholastic journalism.
Its latest issue appears on page A7 today.
like the synergistic relationship you have with the
was honored in the features category for a four-page series he wrote in January
called “Crashing in
and Nguyen and Eastern freshman Katie Haire shared a news feature writing award
for their work last year on plans for a skate park in
a reality television fan, also took home a medal in the reviewing category for a
piece he wrote praising “American Idol.”
students shared the honors for a humorous but hard-hitting opinion column they
co-wrote last year called “McDonald’s loves to make you fat.”
sophomores Katie Jordan and Sara Greene shared the opinion column win with
Eastern senior Sam Yosafi.
said he is always impressed “with how well the kids work as a team” on
Tattoo stories and even columns like the McDonald’s piece.
Tattoo writer, T.J. O’Connor of
a former reporter and editor, said The Tattoo stands out in part because he can
tell from reading it that “newspaper people work with them” to polish
stories and focus them for general readers.
Scholastic Press Forum contest draws entries from across
Tattoo is a student‑written page published in The Press on occasional
Mondays. It is not affiliated with any school, but accepts all teen writers,
artists and photographers interested in learning the craft.
weekly Thursday night sessions at the paper, The Tattoo's volunteer members
learn about journalism from two veteran Press reporters who donate their time,
Jackie Majerus and Steve Collins.
it helps to live in the
prize-winning stories, cartoons and much more are featured on The Tattoo's web
site at www.ReadTheTattoo.com.
Here are links to the winning entries:
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