The Crown


The Crown is the 21st century digital high school news site of Marian Central Catholic High School. We strive to give accurate, timely information through a variety of mediums that offers the most accurate, pertinent picture of the Marian community.


Editorial Policy

The editorial board is the decision-making group for The Crown staff and consists of the student leadership of the newspaper. Meetings are open to the staff, any student, and the administration.  We meet every week – usually on Thursday after school (see the Staff calendar on this site).  The board decides what will be published as well as produce editorials that are the voice of The Crown. Editorials do not reflect the opinions of individual students, teachers or administration. In the case of controversial material, the board will vote on moving forward with publication and may ask for the advice of the adviser and/or administration.


Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editors are welcome. Letters may be emailed to [email protected] or in the form under the category Submit a Letter. Letters will not be published if they do not include the author’s name and ID number. The Crown reserves the right to edit for brevity any letters over 300 words.


Staff Ethics Statement

We will not publish content that is libelous, obscene, advocates illegal activities, or may cause severe disruption to the school. Reporters will be responsible original content in a variety of mediums and will respect copyright laws. If students are unsure about what is appropriate behavior, they should refer to the Society of Professional Journalism’s Code of Ethics. Any member of the staff who is found to have plagiarized material or sought to deceive the publication and/or its audience may be dismissed from the staff and referred to administration.


Comment Policy

The Crown monitors the comments written on its site and reserves the right to delete any comments found to be obscene, libelous, personal attacks, spam, or in poor taste.


Social Media Policy

The Crown staff utilizes social media, including Facebook and Twitter in attempts to best serve the Marian community. We strive to ensure all information conveyed is accurate. Mistakes and inaccuracies published in any medium will be corrected as soon as possible. Staff will not use the media platforms for their own use. Staff will not use social media for the news site during instructional time without the expressed consent of an adult in charge. Students must also include their byline when they post on the news site platforms.


The student news site of Marian Central Catholic High School