Dear the readers of The Phoenix Flyer:
With sadness in our hearts, we have the unfortunate duty of telling you that this issue will be the final issue of The Phoenix Flyer.
With our longtime advisor Jacob Savishinsky moving on to the new position as the Dean of Students at RAHS and with the increased need for art credit electives as opposed to CTE electives such as Journalism, we have come to the conclusion that there is no possible way of continuing this newspaper to the same high standard. Therefore, we have decided to end the newspaper while it is still at its best.
For the past nine years, The Phoenix Flyer has been honored to represent our school, our students, and our culture. We have strived to serve our school and community, and to do so with integrity. Journalism and journalists have an important responsibility in an open, democratic society, and it has always been the mission of The Phoenix Flyer to uphold the highest professional principles and ethics in our reporting. The work has been challenging and rewarding, and we are grateful for the support of the RAHS community over the years.
Although we are sad to see the newspaper go, we want to thank you, the RAHS community, for being the best readers we could ask for. Seeing students laugh because of a midspread or learn something new because of one of the articles we’ve written make all of the long nights spent editing articles, taking photos, and laying out pages worth it. We are proud to have been an integral part of the RAHS community and we hope you’ve enjoyed reading our newspaper.
The staff of The RAHS Phoenix Flyer