With changes in leadership, staff and design, The Pen hopes to move forward in its goal to inform the student body and the surrounding community in an accurate manner, shedding light unto uncovered news and being the medium by which Peninsula’s journalism students not only share, but interpret the facts.
We strive to establish a platform for community discussion with our newspaper, a public forum in which both individual voice and comity are maintained and revered.
We abstain from any slanderous or otherwise inappropriate libel, always maintaining a traditional sense of integrity. In the case that published information does provoke controversy, we can only say that it is our duty to disseminate the truth, in the purest sense of the word, however hard to maintain. It is our sole goal to inform, not to incite but rather to provide insight.
This year we hope to increase user friendliness and to make The Pen more accessible to all of the student body. Through a revamping of The Pen website and of the design and layout of the paper itself, we seek to makeThe Pen more appealing and physically easier to handle.
We abide by the tenets of California’s Educational Code 48907, which gives students the same rights as professional journalists that use them in an appropriate manner for journalistic purposes.We reserve the right to publish whatever material we deem that the student body deserves to be informed about.
In this year’s nine issues, we hope to uphold such standards and to continue acting as a voice for the students, a conveyor of the truth, and a pen of the people.