The East Rock Record is the school newspaper produced by 45 student reporters in grades 3-8 at East Rock School. Students work with high school and Yale College student mentors to brainstorm, plan, report, and write stories of interest to the school community. For each issue, the newspaper holds “press conferences” with prominent community members who meet with students and answer their queries. Past guests have included Mayor Toni Harp and FBI Special Agent in Charge Patricia Ferrick. Artists have performed for student reviewers, including filmmaker Magalis Martinez and the Yale Whiffenpoofs. Each spring, students travel to the state Capitol to meet and interview lawmakers and visit with the state’s political reporters in the pressroom. Two editions of the newspaper are published each academic year, with 3,500 copies printed and distributed throughout the school and New Haven communities.
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