“El Cid” regularly publishes stories from August to May each school year, working with a staff of 15 members for the 2016-2017 school-year. This is “El Cid’s” seventh year online in its 49 year publication history. Thus far, “El Cid” has been awarded the Site Excellence Badge and Multimedia Badge from the SNO Distinguished Sites recognition program and has been mentioned in Best of SNO for Staff Writer Alexander Nicholas’ story, “Vandals strike steps from campus.”
“El Cid” Mission Statement
“El Cid” is a student newspaper that aims to inform the student body of Cathedral Catholic High School with unbiased truth on news, diverse perspectives through opinion pieces, updates on Cathedral Catholic’s plethora of sports, teams, and clubs, and human interest feature stories.
“El Cid” serves the student body and greater Cathedral Catholic community with integrity and justice, and aims to:
I. Protect First Amendment rights to freedom of speech, promoting the free flow of information.
II. Drive a quest for diversity in opinion and opportunity to express such opinions through an organized and distinguished publication.
III. Advocate for voices often unheard by elucidating points of contention among the student population.
IV. Teach and provide valuable experience to individuals contemplating careers within the realm of journalism.
V. Inform, entertain, and communicate with the public so as to promote the existence of a well-informed Cathedral Catholic community.