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The Eagle's Eye

About The Eagle’s Eye

Mission Statement

The Eagle’s Eye is the official student newspaper of Akins High School. It is published six times a year, generally once per six weeks for the school’s students, staff and community.

The Eagle’s Eye is an open forum for student expression. The Eagle’s Eye is not reviewed by school administration prior to distribution, and the adviser will not act as a censor. Content represents the views of the student staff and not school officials.

The Eagle’s Eye will work to avoid bias and/or favoritism. We will strive to make our coverage and content meaningful, timely and interesting to our readers. Our articles will reflect our genuine objective of reporting news and will be held to a high standard of quality.

We will make every effort to avoid printing libel, obscenities, innuendo and material that threatens to disrupt the learning process or is an invasion of privacy. We will avoid electronic manipulation that alters the truth of a photograph.

Staff editorials represent the opinion of the editorial board arrived at by discussion and will not be bylined. Bylined articles are the opinion of the individual writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Eagle’s Eye staff or administration as a whole.

The Eagle’s Eye welcomes reader input. Please send any letters, articles, comments or corrections to [email protected] or mail them to 10701 South First Street Austin, Texas 78748 or drop them off in room 223 with adviser David Doerr or an editor. Letters must be signed, and emailed letters will require verification before publication. We will not necessarily publish all letters recieved and reserve the right to edit for length and clarity.


 

Working for The Eagle’s Eye

To become a staffer of The Eagle’s Eye, please review the Media Majors page to learn more about journalism opportunities at Akins High School.


 

Editorial Policies

  • The Eagle’s Eye does not necessarily endorse the products or services found in advertisements from local businesses.
  • When commenting we request that you please refrain from using obscene, suggestive, vulgar, profane, threatening, disrespectful, defamatory language. If such is submitted, it will not be published.
  • Comments submitted on story pages made will be approved by the web editor.
  • Attacks made towards race, gender, sexual orientation, or creed will not be tolerated.
  • Comments should be relevant to article or the writer; please respect the author and the other commenters.
  • Impersonating another person’s name is prohibited.
  • Comments must be 300 words or less.
  • All comments are the property of The Eagle’s Eye after being submitted.
  • In order to submit a comment, you must use an e-mail address.

 

Memberships

The Eagle’s Eye is a member in good standing with:

  • Texas Association of Journalism Educators
  • Interscholastic Press League Conference
  • National Scholastic Press Association
  • Columbia Scholastic Press Association

 

Recognition

The print edition of The Eagle’s Eye has received the following recognition.

  • NSPA: All-American Honor Rating with Four Marks of Distinction 2013, 2014
  • NSPA: Nominated as a Pacemaker Finalist 2013, 2014
  • CSPA: Sliver Medalist 2014
  • NSPA: First Class with Two Marks of Distinction 2014-2015

The web edition of The Eagle’s Eye has received the following recognition.

  • NSPA: Second Class with Two Marks of Distinction 2014-2015
  • SNO: Excellence in Writing Badge 2015