Why should you join the Pitch?

Mia Magone

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Wendy Borrelli

The Pitch staff get together for their 2022 photo during 5th period. Pitch members are thrilled to celebrate another year of The Pitch.

As the end of the school year approaches, we at The Pitch are celebrating the new generation of staff we have welcomed this year. As our senior staff members leave, we need new members to take their place. Just by asking anyone on The Pitch, it would be made clear that joining is an opportunity none of us regret.

The benefits of joining The Pitch family next year are considerable. The vast amount of SSL hours you will earn, the credentials it will add to your resume and the incredible class itself is hard to beat.

By taking Journalism 1, you will be taught everything you need to know in preparation to be on the staff. If you are concerned that you don’t have what it takes, J1 can fix that. The environment and responsibilities of J1 are very similar to the actual class and only differ in your time and commitment as actually being on The Pitch staff requires, depending on your position. Taking J1 means that you are eligible to join The Pitch even if you take a year or two off in between.

The roles in The Pitch vary with many unique positions to apply for. You can apply for one of the jobs on the massive list of positions: Podcast Editor, Photography Editor, Layout/In Design Editor and many more based on your interests and talents. If you are keen on writing articles, you can always take the beloved staff writer position as well.

Pitch staff writer Jael Smith reviews the newspaper with pride. “Join The Pitch, you won’t regret it!” Smith said. (Mia Magone)

Depending on your job, and how much time you put into your work, you can accumulate up to 40 SSL hours per semester. As long as you pull your weight, your grade for the class will be nothing to stress about. The deadlines are reasonable, and the work isn’t overwhelming or more than you would get from any of your other classes. If you are worried that your job may take up a bunch of your time that you need to spend on homework or clubs, The Pitch does not overwhelm you with work and Mrs. Borrelli is very accommodating and adored.

Being involved in The Pitch will look great on your college application. You gain a lot of skills such as communication, time management and writing experience from being on the paper. This is not only good for college, but your resume in general. Employers are looking for someone who is willing to put in work and there is no better way to prove this than being in the middle of the buzz where you get the opportunity to explore every nook and cranny of the school and its people.

Not only are there professional advantages for being on The Pitch, but many social advantages as well. The environment in The Pitch class is very fun and inclusive and full of encouraging people. There isn’t too much stress that comes with the job, and it’s a great place to talk to people and make friends. Journalism 1 teacher and Pitch sponsor Wendy Borrelli has brought treats for the class many times throughout the year.
The Pitch is a great opportunity to work on your writing skills, participate in your school community, enjoy press passes to school sports and sponsored events, and have a fun, stress free class period with some really incredible people, so c’mon, what are you waiting for?