Every discipline at Kirby — from Art to Wellness — gives students opportunities to write. And in classes averaging 12 students, our faculty can assign writing more frequently than teachers elsewhere.
In and out of class, Kirby students hone their skills: they published an award-winning school newspaper, INK, from 2006-2012. INK was regularly recognized by the Columbia School of Journalism, the National Scholastic Press Association, and Quill & Scroll for its quality reporting.
As digital technology has grown, storytelling has evolved. Journalists must push beyond print copy to stay competitive. They now perform in radio, video, live streams and more. Kirby offers Multimedia Journalism to students to build off of our award-winning publications experience while teaching an understanding of creating multimedia and digital media ethics.
Students are also invited to participate in Interrobang, Kirby’s fiction journal, and The Acorn, Kirby’s nonfiction publication. Interrobang is a product of the Literary Magazine club advised by Dr. Caballero-Robb. The all-student staff reads submissions and select the best student work to produce two issues per year. The Acorn is the product of Kirby’s Nonfiction Journal club advised by Dr. Brooks. Like its fiction counterpart, The Acorn’s all student staff selects nonfiction work which is published each semester.