Letter from the editor: Wait… is this the yearbook?

Lydia Urice

Echo staffers gather for a BeReal on the first week of school. Photo by Izzy Poole

Hi everyone!

It’s Lydia, your Editor-In-Chief. If you’re new or you’re not- Welcome!

Many of you have asked me, “What is Echo?” and “Are Echo and yearbook different?” I’m here to tell you that yes they are different.

While both include the word Echo, there’s Echo Yearbook (which will be referred to as ‘yearbook’ in this article) and Echo Newspaper (which will be referred to as ‘Echo’ in this article), and they are entirely separate. They may have the same formidable sponsor, the one and only Donald Johnson, and we all show up to events with a camera around our necks, but we have different staffs, different class periods and different published products. In addition to that Jocelyn Reiss co-sponsors yearbook.

Echo Newspaper has a website (wgecho.org- check it out!) as well as a presence on social media platforms, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok. We distribute about once a month, usually at the end of the month and the monthly issue is free. We do charge for the senior issue in May.


Lydia Urice – Editor in Chief

This will be Lydia Urice’s third year on ECHO staff. She made several contributions while taking journalism class her freshman year. She was Podcast Editor for her first year on staff, and Junior Editor her second year.

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