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Student Publications

The Beacon

The Beacon is Shipley's student newspaper, produced in the Upper School with either two or three editors-in chief appointed each year, a contributing staff of 30 or 40 students, and a faculty advisor. The inaugural issue was published October 3, 1955. Between six and seven issues are published annually, with topics ranging from student life, politics, topical issues, and entertainment, to sports and featured students.

The Beacon is in tabloid format, produced at the professional level with the latest in technology, software, and hardware and printed by a commercial printer.

Students, Parents, Colleagues, Alumni and Trustees -- log into ShipleyNet to read the Beacon.

The Compass

The Compass is the Shipley Upper School literary and visual art publication, published annually in the spring. It is compiled by a student editorial board, working with three faculty advisors, and includes literary and art works by Upper School students, freshmen through seniors. The works are generally produced in Shipley art or English classes. The written pieces are comparatively short, including poems, personal essays, and fiction. The art works include drawings, prints, photographs, and photographs of three-dimensional works.

Students and Parents -- read the Compass

Alumni -- read the Compass


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