Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Xerox - My First Publisher

Not from my junior high, but eerily familiar looking.
Impressed? I sure was...

We're talking sixth grade and my very first position as a reporter--for the Serendipity Journal. Proud home to my first interviews and a few poems. Serious stuff, all published via the school office xerox machine.

The goldenrod yellow paper was hard to read, but easy to spot littering the hallways on the last day of school. Which--I have learned through the years--is the only day you could be certain a school paper would actually come out.

Did you write for your school paper?

Photo credit: Joseph Barillari / Wikimedia Commons


  1. Wow, this brings back memories! I did write for the school paper...and loved, loved, loved it! :O)

    I’m blogging my way back from Z to A and my “W” post is right here.

  2. I didn't, but wish I had. Cool memory and great post for X-day!

    I’m hosting Z to A in May, but I’m blogging at: Ross County Roundup

  3. We didn't have a paper. There was a very short-lived newsletter, but it was mostly horoscopes and gossip with a few announcements tossed in.

    But I do remember very clearly a time when I began writing informational materials in university, publishing fact sheets for a student group I belonged to and editing a couple local newsletters. The goldenrod paper was part of the thrill back then, even if it did make the text hard to read!

  4. I was the Editor-in-Chief of my school year book. By the time I was old enough, our paper had been cut out because of budgets. I did, however, produce a Senior Paper for the farewell stuff we all have and say at the end of the year. That was a lot of fun. And Xerox is still a staple in my life :)



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