BMHS Pridetime Editor
You heard about a basketball game was going on and you wanted to see what the score is and no reporters are covering it and you cannot find it on any social media platform, what should you do? You missed an event and you heard that the event looked visually appealing and you want to see how it looked, what should you do? You want to meet some new students and discover hidden talents of classmates, what should you do? The answer to all those questions is simply check Pridetime. Pridetime is much more than the school magazine and block. Pridetime has the scores of games on the Pridetime homepage, you can visually view events you missed in the new tab “PicMahon,” you can look at the YouTube channel and discover different students talents. Pridetime is where you want to look when you want to know what's going on throughout 300 Highland Avenue.
With only about one-two magazines being produced each school year, it was a bit of a struggle to keep students informed of what was going on throughout McMahon. In an effort to have McMahon students be aware of what’s going on throughout the school, Chief Editor Grace O’Malley (‘18) came up with “The Weekly Senate,” a weekly newsletter that is released every Monday, to let students know about upcoming events and upcoming sports games. The Chief Editor stated, “The newsletter helps with spreading information about the school and the student body, not everyone knows what the game schedules are, so we made sure to put to put them on the first page.”
Grace also wants students to get to know some new faces, this is why the stories featured in the newsletter will only be McMahon stories, “Since a lot of students get busy with their own studying and friend circles, they don’t really get a lot of time to meet new people, including feature articles shines a new light on someone's life, and introduces their unique story to the school.” The newsletter incorporated a “Athlete of The Week” section and “Instagram/Twitter post of the week” both sections feature only McMahon students.
Pridetime this year has been challenging our reporters to expand their visual creativity as a YouTube channel and “PicMahon tab” has been launched as well. The YouTube channel (Brien McMahon Pridetime) features sports hype videos, weekly events, tutorial videos, and a student spotlight series; which highlights students special talents. One video featured Charlie Johnson a photographer who plans on becoming a professional photographer. Another video displayed on the channel was “The Pridetime Athlete of The Fall Season: Olivia Leone.”
As one half of the creators of the PicMahon tab, Editor Yanira Matute ‘19 commented, “People like to read our articles, but images are more appealing. Images on PicMahon help capture a moment, a still image is more effective than a descriptive article.” This why her and her sister Dayanara Matute (‘19), who is also an editor, came up with the idea of PicMahon. After taking pictures of The Celebration of Sound event, the pair came up with an idea to dedicate a whole tab to pictures of McMahon events. The PicMahon tab is one of the new tabs added to the blog, and students are welcomed to save pictures from whatever is posted.
Students outside of the journalism program are encouraged to be featured in the weekly newsletter and PicMahon.If you see any posts, athletes who deserve recognition, stories that should be told, just dm the instagram page @bmhs_pride_time. All artists/doodlers are welcomed to dm the instagram page and request to doodle the front cover of the newsletter. Photographers are also welcomed to dm the instagram page to upload photos of different events to PicMahon. Credit will always be given.