Editor’s Note

Dear Class of 2022,

Welcome to high school! We hope you are excited about beginning your journey as new freshmen and want to personally extend a warm welcome from the entire Augur Bit staff. We hope you enjoy reading articles about how to format school-wide emails and about fall sports previews because we most definitely expect you to be at every game screaming in the stands alongside us.

Here at The Augur Bit, for the first time ever (as in, like, over 40 years), we published an edition within the first couple weeks of school to tell you about the ins and outs of high school life. While we hope you feel more acclimated to the school after reading this special back-to-school edition, we also hope you feel inspired to rip open a reporter’s notepad and come join The Augur Bit!

The Augur Bit, GDS’s premier student newspaper, typically publishes two times a semester, though we are looking to increase the number of editions. Our sections include features, opinions, arts and sports, but we also have two special sections called the Augur Beat, about music, and the Augur Bite, about food. There’s also room for cartoonists, photographers, business managers and everyone else in between. We are a fun-loving and bubbly group of people, and we’d love to see your faces at our next mass meeting!

Writing for The Augur Bit is a blast. You get to interview all of your favorite (and least favorite) teachers and share your opinions about literally anything you could possibly have an opinion on. And we publish it! Your grandparents will love seeing your name in print and the satisfaction of being able to reminisce about the good ol’ days when newspapers were paper and not online.

So, welcome freshmen! We dedicate this edition to each and every one of you. If you have any questions about joining The Augur Bit or about high school life in general, feel free to reach out to us.

Your Lovely Editors-in-Chief,

Annalise Myre ‘19 and Zach Blank ‘19