The UltraViolet, known as “The UV” around campus, is Marlborough’s Upper School newspaper produced by students in grades 9-12. The mission of The UV is to produce a quality publication that addresses issues of importance to the Marlborough community; sparks interest among and informs its readers; demonstrates ethical, fair, and objective news reporting; and represents a range of opinions. The UltraViolet is published six to eight times per school year under the supervision and guidance of a faculty advisor.
Click here to check out the current issue of The UltraViolet. The website includes all stories from the most recent issue, plus archived issues, additional video, audio, blogs, rotating photo galleries, an online poll, and a comment area for every story.
Students who work on The UV learn and develop reporting, interviewing, and leadership skills. Further, students learn how to layout and design a newspaper using programs such as InDesign and Photoshop. Student reporters also have the opportunity to improve communication and people skills when working with or interviewing fellow students, School administrators, and those outside the Marlborough community.
The UltraViolet is a member of the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, National Scholastic Press Association, and Quill and Scroll Society, and its staffers have won numerous awards and honors from those prestigious organizations. In addition, these organizations provide critiques and ratings for member newspapers each year based on the submission of several issues of the publication. A list of these awards and honors, as well as highly selective journalism workshops to which UV staffers have been admitted, is available on www.theultraviolet.com in UV Info > Awards.
Story ideas for The UltraViolet may be submitted to email@example.com.
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The UV faculty advisor is English Instructor Amanda Lewis who may be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or (323) 935-1147 ext. 635.