The Panther Takes on NYC

Emilia Haus, Multimedia Photo Editor

From Tuesday, March 14 to Friday, March 17, students from The Panther Newspaper and The Palm Echo Yearbook went to New York City to attend the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Convention. At the convention, students had the opportunity to learn from teachers nationwide on journalism topics from libel to ledes and more. 
The Panther was met with a snowy and windy introduction to the city. The Panther’s Editors-in-Chief, Samantha Elkins (12) and Amy-Grace Shapiro (11) pose for a picture as snow blows around them.
After settling down, the group headed to The Strand Bookstore. The popular store features floors full of books of all genres. Pictured are some of the many photography books for sale.
Convention classes were held on Columbia University’s main campus in the upper west side of Manhattan.
After a day of classes on Wednesday, the group experienced “The Edge” in Hudson Yards which gave a stunning panoramic view of the NYC skyline. Pictured: Sara Paredes (10), Jasmine Judge (11) and Isabella Hewitt (11).
Yearbook members Abbie and Sydney Lambert posing at The Edge in Hudson Yards.
On the final night, students visited the MoMA museum and got to see iconic paintings by artists like Dali, Van Gogh, Picasso etc., as well as digital art exhibitions with a variety of styles.
Ivy Lagarto (11) poses with the playbill from the broadway show “&Juliet.” The show was a jukebox musical and was a hit amongst the group making the last night a memorable one.
On the final day of the trip students visited central park. Gabriela Alvarez (9) and Michael Angee (12) soak in the views of nature and the city.
Deemed a fun-filled and educational trip, staffers experienced dance battles, singing, laughs and journalistic lessons.