The Miter

The Miter is a proud member of the Washington Journalism Education Association, the national Journalism Education Association, The Quill and Scroll Society, The National Scholastic Press Association, and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

Published eight times a year  (twice a quarter), the Miter strives for excellence in reporting, editing, formatting. The Miter is a product of the Journalism classes offered to Juniors and Seniors.

The paper twice was awarded a Gold Medal certificate by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (2008-2009 paper -Volume 55  and the 2009-2010 paper -Volume 56) and four times the Silver Medal certificate (2007-2008 - Volume 54, 2006-2007 - Volume 53, 2005-2006 -Volume 52, and the 2010-2011 paper - Volume 57).  The Miter earned a First-Class distinction from the National Scholastic Press Association for Volume 57.

Our paper is now on-line.  You can find web exclusive material and everything we place in our print edition at http://themiter.org.

Mr. Chris Grasseschi was named the Newspaper Adviser of the Year for 2009 by the Washington Journalism Education Association.  He currently serves on the organization's Executive Board as President.

Get Involved

One does not need to be a part of the journalism classes, however, to be a contributor to the school paper. The Bishop Blanchet Miter offers all students a public forum to exercise their freedom of speech. In each issue, students from all classes are encouraged to sound off on topics that matter most to them. Any student or staff member of Bishop Blanchet High School may submit a letter to the editor by e-mailing his/her thoughts to cgrasses@bishopblanchet.org.

Help Support Bishop Blanchet Journalism

Local businesses may purchase advertisement space by contacting the Miter Business Office at [206] 527-7714. Rates vary according to the size of the ad.

The Miter offers a subscription rate for parents, alumni, and families.  For $15 contribution, you can show your support our paper and in return we will mail you a copy of our paper at the end of each month. 

 2013-2014 Miter Staff

Editorial team: TBD

Freelance Reporter:

Reporters:

First Semester - Allyson Ahern, Madison Caley, Maddy Cathey, Sandy Dasall-Good, Stephanie Gofeld, Andrew Lihudis, Carrie Long, Colum McKannay, Leah Penney, McKensy Powell, Mikaila Richardson, Carina Riordan, Alex Wright

Second Semester - Allyson Ahern, Madison Caley, Maddy Cathey, Colum McKannay, Leah Penney, McKensy Powell, Mikaila Richardson

 

2009 - 2010 Issues

The Miter, 2012-2013 in PDF Portfolio copies

Issue 1 (September)

Issue 2 (October)

Issue 3 (November)

Issue 4 (January)

Issue 5 (February)

Issue 6 (March)

Issue 7 (April)

Issue 8, Section A (May/June)

Issue 8, Senior Supplement (May/June)

The Miter, 2011-2012 in PDF Portfolio copies

Issue 1 (September)               

Issue 2 (October)

Issue 3 (November)

Issue 4 (January)

Issue 5 (February)

Issue 6 (March)

Issue 7 (April)

Issue 8, Section A (May/June)

Issue 8, Senior Supplement (May/June)

The Miter, 2010-2011 in PDF Portfolio copies

Issue 1 (September)               

Issue 2 (October)

Issue 3 (November)

Issue 4 (January)

Issue 5 (February)

Issue 6 (March)

Issue 7 (April)

Issue 8, Section A (May/June)

Issue 8, Senior Supplement (May/June)

DEPENDING ON YOU!

When the 2009 Volleyball Team captured the State Championship, they credited the crowd, those crazed individuals oozing Brave Pride, yelling "BOOM" every chance they got.

When powerful things happen in our building, it is that Brave spirit that makes it happen: all of us, united together, with one cause in mind.

The Miter is asking for a little of that Brave Spirit.

First, we need story ideas. If there is an article you think we should write, tell us about it.  Maybe a classmate has organized a Meals on Wheels program, bringing dinners to shut-ins.  Let us know!  Somebody may quietly be fighting cancer.  Another person might spend four hours after school each day dancing with the PNB.  Help us profile these Braves by contacting us on Facebook.  Our page is "The Miter, the student Newspaper of Bishop Blanchet High School."

Secondly, we could use your feedback.  If something we have written has made you think, infuriated you, or did not provide enough information, please write us at Letters to The Editors

  • In order to publish your work, the piece must be less than 300 words, and you must sign your name to it. 
  • Every issue, we will print as many of these letter as we have room for.  Contact us at cgrasses@bishopblanchet.org
  • Letters to the Editors can also be submitted through the discussion threads on our Facebook Page.
  • We will post all acceptable Letters to the Editors to our website.

You can also help us with reporting information, by submitting sports scores and breaking news to our Twitter Account at BBMiter.  Use your smart phone to provide us with periodic updates of games, and we can post that up-to-the-minute information to our website.

Lastly, you can submit photos (jpg format at 300 dpi) or volunteer to write an article.  Come be part of the award winning team. Contact us at cgrasses@bishopblanchet.org.