The Helios is our very own student newspaper at Downtown Magnets High School. Here, students are able to obtain real-world experiences working in journalism. Our hard-working teams, from writers to marketing, make it possible to create meaningful editions every semester. Each member upholds their own roles, and by working as a team, everyone contributes to making each edition the best it can possibly be. The process begins with the writing team, each author taking inspiration from topics that ignite their passion. After the writers complete their drafts, their articles are sent to our team of editors, who meticulously polish and refine them. Next, the art and photography teams create artwork and take photos related to the article to enhance its overall quality. The completed reports are then transferred to the layout team; they are responsible for organizing and formatting each edition. Once the edition is finished and approved, the procedure wraps up as the marketing team takes to social media to promote the latest issue of The Helios. Due to the contributions from every team member, The Helios is able to consistently create high-quality editions for DMHS Suns to read. Overall, The Helios is a place that allows students to obtain useful skills that can be applied to real-world situations, including how to use your voice to proclaim your passions and how to work well with others. Most importantly, The Helios encourages students to keep learning outside of school - to keep learning about real-life events and how a person can enact change and raise awareness through the simple act of using their voice.
This brilliant team contributes to the newspaper by writing a variety of articles and poems. These articles range from current events, game reviews, academic and school-related news, creative writing, and much more. When it comes to putting their thoughts on paper or simply reporting important events, these members are unmatched.
Photography / Art Team
Our photographers are responsible for capturing beautiful images that work in tandem with our articles; these members also take captivating images to share to readers. The art team channels their creativity and expresses themselves via gorgeous art pieces that add an extra “oomph” to our articles.