Declaration of Principles
The primary function of the Whirlwind is to be the finished product in a full
- credit journalism course. The staff, however, believes we need to state our
papers secondary mission.
West G. is an excellent school. Besides providing a safe, nurturing environment, our school attracts some of the best teachers and administrators. However, no institution, no matter how well it matches up with its peers, is perfect. By reporting all the facts and fostering an environment of open dialogue, the Whirlwind wants to make West Geauga an even better place to learn.
Open discussion on pertinent issues is what made this nation great, and, via the Whirlwind, it will help make our school the same. A newspaper, scholastic or otherwise, has the obligation to bring attention to potential problems, whether they cast us in an unfavorable light or not, so that the issue may be discussed and solutions may be found.
We are dedicated to informing the student body of all important events taking place at the high school and throughout the community. Whether an event seems positive or negative, the Whirlwind makes a positive contribution to our school by objectively reporting all the facts surrounding it.