After covering The New Normal in the first issue of Volume 24 of The Patriot Post, the newsmagazine staff shifted to a more national stage, featuring the 2020 election. In this issue, the staff sought to bring this high-profile event to a local level.
“Even though a lot of our readers are below voting age, we understand how much politics is embedded in our lives,” Print Editor-in-Chief senior Bella Ramirez said. “Although a bright, pop color issue would look lighter and more age-appropriate, we felt we needed to treat our readers as the civically-engaged rising voting block that they are rather than just kids in school.”
For the layout, the staff drew inspiration from the structure of the government. “Since our system works in threes (judiciary, legislative and executive branch or local, state and federal), triangles seemed to perfectly represent our government-heavy issue,” Ramirez said.To read the second issue, check out the Print Archive or Issuu.