Newsmagazine covers 2020 election in second issue

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Because the pandemic limited safe candid photograph opportunities, Ramirez turned towards a more creative outlet. “I’ve wanted to lead an editorial photoshoot since Amber and Angela [the Print Editors-in-Chief two years ago] started doing them for our second issue my sophomore year. So, let’s just say I was pretty excited.” (Photo/Bella Ramirez)

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.

As a senior, Kayla Rubenstein spends her fourth (and heartbreakingly final) year on staff as Online Editor-in-Chief, Business Manager and Social Media Correspondent. Wanting to make the most of her senior year, Kayla serves as the President of Quill and Scroll, Historian of Rho Kappa and Co-Historian of NHS, while also actively participating in EHS and SNHS. Outside of school, Kayla contributes to Mensa’s publications and volunteers with different organizations within her community. An avid reader, Kayla can often be found with her nose in a book when not working on an article for The Patriot Post or developing a project for iPatriot Post.

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