The Prowl, Year One

Joseph Walkins, News Reporter

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As the 2016 – 2017 school year nears its end, so too does The Prowl, at least for summer vacation.

Looking back, many of the top stories of 2017 were reported by www.cougarprowl.net, our school’s new student-led Web site. These stories ranged from a sit-down interview with Stockton’s newly elected mayor to a story about the high school’s make-up club.

By having an in-depth interview with Mayor Michael Tubbs, The Prowl demonstrated its ability to make news as well as report it, along with showcasing the value of the journalism to both Weston Ranch’s high school and the Weston Ranch community at large.

Our initial reporting and following up coverage about the Scholly Web site, which at first was free to all Stockton juniors, except those at Weston Ranch, likely led to free access to the site for Weston Ranch students too.

As a journalism organization, we asked questions, such as “Why was Winter Formal cancelled?”

We got answers from other organizations, like student leadership, who explained that a lack of ticket sales, even with an extended deadline wasn’t enough to save the event.

The Prowl  reported on an issue that posed immediate risk to some students and their families.

Months ago, the danger of unexpected flooding surfaced here in Weston Ranch and in many other areas in San Joaquin County after heavy storms passed through.

For much of this year, there has been one person on most people’s minds – President Donald J. Trump. President Trump has caused quite a stir in the country, including Stockton and Weston Ranch, after managing – against great odds – to claim the presidency.

President Trump raised the anxiety of students with family and friends still seeking permanent legal status in the United States after announcing changes in illegal immigration enforcement and a travel ban for those entering the US from countries with majority Muslim populations.  Recently, Trump supported a law that could alter health care coverage for millions of families.

Here at home, Weston Ranch held school-wide student elections last month in which students could listen to candidates during their lunch period and then vote online.

Our stories will remain online over the next couple of month.

There will be more to come in August. Have a great summer.

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