Alex joined staff at the beginning of his junior year. He is currently the business and public relations manager. In his free time, he enjoys lacrosse, football, wrestling, and getting big. Read Full »
In its first two years The Voice was only distributed to students that helped make it, but McDonald thought that everyone should get to see it. He and Beachy worked to find a way to get it out to everyone. The answer was money, the district provides no funding to Freelancer. In 2009, Beachy acquired a grant for that magazine that would help fund new computers for the designers and help with printing costs. Last year the magazine had to have several fundraisers in order to make money for printing and they also had to be sold for $10.
Most of the work in Freelancer is submitted by East students. Editors and other members of the club have to creatively organize the work with Adobe InDesign. Work on the magazine takes place all year long. Flummer, or Freelancer summer, is one of the club’s favorite events. Members get together to come up with ideas for work and begin creating it.
“Flummer was a great time because it allowed us [to get a lot done]. When someone committed to a prompt [they would draw out of a hat] and get a prize,” Sarah King said. “This year we are doing it over the Holidays and we are calling it ‘Floliday.’”