The Southfield Jay
is published during the school year by journalism students of Southfield High School (SHS).
It was established in 1953 as a print publication and added an online presence in 1996.
The news staff is a member of Quill and Scroll and the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association (MIPA). The Jay has won numerous George H. Gallup Awards from Quill & Scroll as well as Spartan Awards for journalistic excellence from MIPA.
We welcome your comments, which must be signed and might be edited by us for clarity or appropriateness. Comments must abide by the standards described below for Jay articles:
The Jay exists online as a limited open forum of public expression. It serves the student body of Southfield High School and will not function as an instrument of any individual.
Information published in The Jay will be factually correct and unbiased in content. It will not knowingly be published if it is injurious to a person’s reputation or constitutes libel.
The Jay strives to present the widest possible scope of information dealing with Southfield High School while ensuring that articles are of interest to a significant segment of the student population.
The Jay will publish in-depth features as well as brief articles highlighting both positive and negative areas relating to SHS in hopes of enhancing the readers’ understanding of important issues and events.
The opinions expressed in unsigned editorials are those of the paper’s staff and not necessarily those of the school administrators or The Board of Education. By-lined columns represent the opinion of the writer.
Editorials in The Jay will be a forum for honest opinion and will not be influenced by any outside powers, including the faculty or the administration.