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January 7, 2013

Students question 'cut' of newspaper

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Davis and Giuca said students upset at that article threw away a number of newspapers. Baglione thought the administration had removed the edition and told students not to read it. Giuca said the administration did not remove any papers, and would make sure students did not destroy any future editions.

Another issue centered on a quote in a front page article, titled “Successful School Opening Amid Construction,” attributed to Giuca saying construction was six months behind. Giuca said he did say that, but the author did not include the rest of his comments that explained how the new contractor changed the construction planning to make up the six month loss caused by the firing of the previous contractor.

Officials with the city, the school department and contractor Consigli Construction have said the project is on schedule to be completed in the summer of 2014.

Giuca said he did not have an issue with the editorial content, though he does review the paper before it is published.

”I like to get an advance copy to look at it to make sure there’s nothing in there that’s offensive to students or that’s factually inaccurate,” Giuca said. While he wished spelling and grammar was tighter, he said he did not have a problem with the content and did not change anything.

Recently, The Blue & White has evolved, going from being a handful of pages printed on paper to a dozen-plus pages on newsprint paper. The Fall 2012 edition, which was released in November, was 16 pages. The paper has a student editor and a number of student writers, along with Guthrie as a faculty adviser.

The winter edition is expected to be released soon, students said.

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