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Laois secondary school publish first edition of new digital newspaper

A Laois secondary school has published the first ever edition of its brand new digital newspaper.

The ‘Student Voice’ was officially published for the very first time last week in Portlaoise College.

It went live just before the students went on their mid term break.

Using software called ‘Adobe Spark’, the Student Voice is jampacked with content written by students from every year in the school.

TY students Catriona Dillon, Noor Fatima and Melissa Donnelly acted as editors for the first edition and it contains articles on everything from news, politics, sports, features and thought-provoking opinion pieces.

Teacher Patrick Travers, who was heavily involved in the project, paid tribute to all of the students for their extremely hard work.

He said: “Thursday last was a momentous day for the students of Portlaoise College with the launch of their student newspaper ‘Student Voice’.

“The newspaper is available digitally and also on the Portlaoise College Facebook page.

“Run and edited by TY students Catriona Dillon, Noor Fatima and Melissa Donnelly, the paper has something for everyone.

“From articles on MMA to short stories and an opinion piece on the pedigree pets, Student Voice has something for everyone.

“The paper will run on a monthly basis and features pieces from all years, from first-year to sixth-year.”

You can check out the latest edition by clicking here. 

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.