Clubs: Silver Quest
Time: Thursdays, twice a month
Place: Room 310
Sponsor: Susan Ragan
President: Amy Li, Christina Zou, Julie Zhu
There is a lot of silver in Blair – Chips, Quill, International and Quest. But unlike the other student-run publications, Silver Quest is specifically directed towards the Magnet program. The publication comes out at the end of the school year, and the articles focus on Magnet-related issues and events throughout the year.
Susan Ragan took over as sponsor this year for Glenda Torrence, who retired. Ragan's tasks are few, and she stresses the student leadership of the magazine. "I am just here for questions," she says. "It's pretty much a student-run operation."
Silver Quest has three student editors: seniors Amy Li, Julie Zhu and Christina Zou. During meetings, the staff of around twenty Magnet students from all four years discusses several topics, according to Zou. "Some meetings we talk about concept ideas," she says. "Sometimes we give back drafts or make changes."
Each year, Silver Quest selects a different theme for the articles, layout and artwork. This year, the theme is change. The three editors use InDesign, a computer program, to lay out the publication, Zou says.
Ragan calls Silver Quest a "mini-yearbook," and also compares it to the school newspaper. "It's very much like Silver Chips," she says. "The main objective is to assign, write and edit articles."
Club beat by Kiera Zitelman