Introduction

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"I fear three newspapers more than a hundred thousand bayonets." -Napoleon

Welcome students to Derby Dragon News, Derby Middle School's premier newspaper! This course seeks to encourage and foster the passion you already have for journalism. As many of you already know, newspapers have had a profound impact on society, from swaying public opinion to tumbling powerful nations. News mavens like Thomas Paine, Margaret Fuller and Samuel Clemens used the written word to change the world around them. By joining news crew team, you have chosen to impact our school just as profoundly.

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