The award-winning Paw Print is a student-run newspaper based in Dripping Springs, TX. The Paw Print runs eight pages every month about school events, sports, student life, popular entertainment, and new, student made, art. Extra content not in the newspaper is published online.
The Paw Print’s core purpose is to serve the students and staff of Dripping Springs High School, as well as the surrounding community, with the most meaningful news and content regarding our school’s culture and the student body that influences it. From students, to students.
2020 NSPA Best of Show Winner
Where to Get a Paper?
Every month, the newspaper class puts out a paper available with the Dripping Springs Century News or for free at any of the stands located around the school. Stands are located by the library, B Hall, J229, J entrance, attendance office and outside the front of the school.
An digital version is also available on the Issuu app or at Issuu.com.
About the Class:
The newspaper class operates like an internship or job. The teacher acts as an adviser to the student staff in order to give students the real feel for a newspaper room. Deadlines are strict and to be met every month due to the cost of printing using a commercial press. Students are allowed to work on what they please as long as their content (typically 1 piece per editor, 2 pieces per writers) is turned in before or on the deadline. At the beginning of the year students go out into the community to sell ad space in the yearbook and newspaper in order to raise funding for the printing of the 7-8 issues a year.
Join the Class:
Students have to apply for the newspaper class during the second semester of the school year for the following year. After filling out the application, students may be subject to an interview administered by current newspaper students, in order to deem them fit for the staff. Hiring often depends on the interview, grades, and teacher recommendations. Students are largely encouraged to have taken Intro to Journalism.
Fill out the form HERE.