About

“Thank God for stories — for those who have them, for those who tell them, for those who devour them as the soul sustenance that they are. Stories give shape to experience and allow us to go through life unblind.”

-Tomas Alex Tizon Seattle Times

Students from grades 10-12 are involved in producing Carpe Diem, Thornton’s source for student news. This site is the result of continual evolution over the past 24.

Our hope is to create an irresistible and indispensable collection of audio, video, photographic, and written content to enlighten, educate, and entertain our school community.

Just two decades ago, students printed their stories in columns on huge desktops and then glued the columns onto layout templates which we brought to The Journal to be printed. Soon after we moved to Pagemaker and designed pages on the computer which we printed and brought to the Journal to be made into free newspapers for the student body. InDesign replaced Pagemaker as our design program and we moved to some online content as a supplement to our newspapers. This year, we moved completely to exciting online coverage.

Next year, we hope to bring you the most artful and exciting content yet in a variety of forms so that there is something for everyone. Our social media will be the focus of the coming year as well.

Educating students for more than 200 years.