Saturday, August 18, 2012

MIHS Goes Online With News

A journalism class at Merritt Island High School has created a news website this school year to deliver news in a speedier fashion than the traditional print versions of the past.  The website is updated each weekday by the 16 students in the class.

"The Black and Gold Online" went live last week and features sections on top stories, sports, news, student life, opinions and features.  There is also a page where students will be able to submit creative writing projects.

The website address is

The news section will feature education-related stories some of which were orginally published at and

The class will also publish "The Pony Express" newspaper four times during the school year.  With this format, students will be able to do more indepth reporting on stories.

Both and "The Pony Express" are free.

For more information or advertising rates, contact Charles Parker at

1 comment:

  1. My parents love reading books. Even there is a small library in my home. Whenever they get free time, they will rush towards the books especially my mother. She used to write too. But I think now she doesn’t write because of her busy life. But reading is still going on. They always make sure that there is no shortage of books whenever they are in mood to read. She is a teacher. She tries to find fresh and creative ideas in teaching field in order to help her students in affective way. Being in a noble profession, she always wanted to inspire me. She used to tell me about the goodness of reading. She gave me her writings to make me interested towards reading and writing. This is how I got interested in literature. Otherwise I don’t know what I would be in my life. Then slowly I have got enough books. My friends used to tease me calling me a librarian. I don’t know when I realized that there is a writer in me. I used to keep a diary with me in which I write when I feel so. The content may be a poem or stories or any incident which I have gone through. But then I had to join a degree like everyone else. The literature taste was almost gone from me. Poetry left my heart. Reading still continued. But the only difference is the type of books I read. Earlier I used to read stories, essays, and poems. But then I had to move to technology and research papers. But then I felt confused about my pleasure in my job. What I love is writing. But what I am doing is something else. Then I chose my happiness, books. I started a blog with the support of my parents and siblings. And now totally I am happy with my life.