Saxon Shield and Interaction

The Saxon Shield

Publication of the journalism class's newspaper began in Fall 1962 while students were still attending Magnolia High School, and continued until the 2001 class year.  It was resurrected in 2012/2013 and Volumes were relabeled beginning with Vol. I.  Since it is the same publication, we show those editions as what they would have been if continued from the beginning plus the rebranded number.  The newspaper was published roughly on a monthly or bi-monthly basis typically with 6 issues in the first semester and 6 in the second; and it included headline news, follow up and investigative reporting, photo journalism, opinions, comics or other entertainment, sports results and stats, and sponsor advertising from local businesses. 

 

The Shield received a First Class Honor rating from the National Scholastic Press Association and "First Place" in some categories from the American Scholastic Press Association in various years including 1968, 1978, 1979, 1980, and 2000; plus numerous individual staff awards in a number of publishing areas.

 

We are missing several Volumes and Issues of the Shield.  If you have a copy, please contact us at loarasaxonsalumni@gmail.com.

 

Missing Saxon Shields:

1962/1963 - Vol. I, Issues #2, #3, #4, #5 and anything after #6

1963/1964 - Vol. II, Issues #1 and #5

1969/1970 - Vol. VIII, Issue #8, p. 1b

1970/1971 - Vol. IX, Issue #7

1972/1973 - Vol. XI, Issue #10, p. 1b

1975/1976 - Vol. XIV, Issue #7

1976/1977 - Vol. XV, Issues #2, #4, #5, and #7

1984/1985 - Vol. XXIII, Issue #6

1985/1986 - Vol. XXIV, Issues #1, #3, and #7

1986/1987 - Vol. XXV, Any issues after #5

1987/1988 - Vol. XXVI, Any issues after #1

1989/1990 - Vol. XXVIII, Issues #2 and all after #3

1990/1991 - Vol. XXIX, Issues #3 and #4

1995/1996 - Vol. XXXIV, Issues #1, #2, #3 and all after #4

1996/1997 - Vol. XXXV, Issue #2

1997/1998 - Vol. XXXVI, Issue #2

1998/1999 - Vol. XXXVII, Issue #1

1999/2000 - Vol. XXXVIII, Issues #2 and #4

2000/2001 - Vol. XXXIX, Any issue after #4 (February 2001)

2013/2014 - Vol. XLI (rebranded as Vol. ?), All issues

2014/2015 - Vol. XLII (rebranded as Vol. II), All issues except #1 and #3

2015/2016 - Vol. XLIII (rebranded as Vol. III), All issues

2016/2017 - Vol. XLIV (rebranded as Vol. IV), All issues

2018/2019 - Vol. XLVI (rebranded as Vol. VI), All issues

2019/2020 - Vol. XLVII (rebranded as Vol. VII), All issues

Saxon Shield Editor-in Chief/Advisor:

(NOTE:  If no EIC mentioned, News Editor is used)

1962/1963 - Bob Alder; Robert Corfman

1963/1964 - Debi Murdoch; Dorothy McPhillips

1964/1965 - Debi Murdoch; Dorothy McPhillips

1965/1966 - John Cahill; Dorothy McPhillips

1966/1967 - Linda Seifert; Dorothy McPhillips

1967/1968 - Morna Carey; Doris Lowman

1968/1969 - Jody Harris & Alan Stark; Doris Lowman

1969/1970 - Marcia Garcia & Mary Ruggiero;

Pam Hildebrand

1970/1971 - Kim Oritz ; Mike Rowe

1971/1972 - Jan Kleemann; Mike Rowe

1972/1973 - Paula Selleck; Mike Rowe

1973/1974 - Dora Summers; Mike Rowe

1974/1975 - Dave Spiker; Mike Rowe

1975/1976 - Amy Alpern; Keni Robinson

1976/1977 - Debbie Emery; Keni Robinson

1977/1978 - Howard Sklar; Keni Robinson-Christensen

1978/1979 - Terry Becker; Keni Christensen

1979/1980 - Ron Zehr; Keni Christensen

1980/1981 - Chris Beyerbach; Keni Christensen

1981/1982 - Lisa Curtis; Keni Christensen

1982/1983 - Gaylord Humphries; Keni Christensen

1983/1984 - Sean Storm & Gabe DeLeon; Keni Christensen

1984/1985 - Gabe DeLeon & Michael Buff; Keni Christensen

1985/1986 - Terri Mabry; Linda Esping

1986/1987 - Jason Lacomb & Alison Iser; Linda Esping

1987/1988 - Christina Yarosik; Linda Esping

1988/1989 - Meghan Boyle; Linda Esping

1989/1990 - Eddeane Casares; Linda Esping

1990/1991 - Eddeane Casares; Linda Esping

1991/1992 - Sarah K. Cron; Linda Esping

1992/1993 - Bethany Otuteye; Linda Esping

1993/1994 - Joonchul Yoo; Linda Esping

1994/1995 - Mona Hanouni; Michael Smith

1995/1996 - Eve Winnick; Wendy Dotan

1996/1997 - Lei Shen; Gary Drent

1997/1998 - Kathy Chen; Tracy Antolin

1998/1999 - Abby Winnick; Tracy Hedges

1999/2000 - Christine Lam; Tracy Hedges

2000/2001 - Christine Lam & Crystal Atry; Tracy Hedges

Special Editions and Rebranded years:

50th Anniversary Special Edition - Bill Norris ('89); John Marshall, publisher ('69)

2012/2013 - Matt Argame; Katherine Lo

2013/2014 -    ; Katherine Lo

2014/2015 - Isabel Pena & Bella Lee; Katherine Lo

2015/2016 -    ; Katherine Lo

2016/2017 -    ; 

2017/2018 -    Thu Vu & Sara Jilani; Teresa Ghassemi

2018/2019 -    ;

2019/2020 -    ; Teresa Ghassemi

Interaction

The Saxon Shield offshoot newsmagazine Interaction was created in Fall of 1975 (Class of 1976) as an alternative method of communication and additional learning opportunities for the Saxon Shield staff.  According to Amy Alpern's (editor) comments in the first edition (May 3, 1976):
 

   "The Saxon Shield staff has decided to take on a new challenge this year, with hopes of starting a new tradition in the area of communication here at Loara.

   "Interaction recognizes people who, because of special qualities, offer unique perspectives in regard to Loara and its inhabitants.  We captured students, teachers and administrators in activities different from that of their usual role.  Many different cultures exist at Loara, yet they all seem to blend together in campus activities.

   "It is the hope of the Shield Staff that through this magazine Saxons will realize that not only are we all either teacher, student, or administrator, but that we all all people."

 

The idea and Amy's position as Editor-in-Chief served her well -- she went on to be the feature editor for the Daily Trojan at the University of Southern California (~Interaction 4, 1979, p. 2).  The Interaction staff included an editor, journalists, photographers, and an advisor; and was published once a year until 1991 (15 Volumes).  During its run, Interaction won many awards including a First Class Honor Rating and three Marks of Distinction from the National Scholastic Press Association in 1979 and 1980. 

 

We are in need of various years of Interaction.  If you have a copy, please contact us at loarasaxonsalumni@gmail.com.

 

Missing Interactions:

1979 - Vol. 4 - p. 5, 6, 11 and 12

1982 - Vol. 7 - All

1983 - Vol. 8 - All

1985 - Vol. 10 - All

1986 - Vol. 11 - All

1987 - Vol. 12 - All

1988 - Vol. 13 - p. 2

1989 - Vol. 14 - All

1990 - Vol. ?? - All

 

Interaction Editor-in Chief/Advisor:

1976 - Amy Alpern; Keni Robinson

1977 - Debbie Emery; Keni Robinson

1978 - Howard Sklar; Keni Robinson-Christensen

1979 - Terry Becker; Keni Christensen

1980 - Ron Zehr; Keni Christensen

1981 - Karl Schorr; Keni Christensen

1982 - Lisa Curtis; Keni Christensen

1983 - Gaylord Humphries; Keni Christensen

1984 - Sean Storm; Keni Christensen

1985Gabe DeLeon & Michael Buff; Keni Christensen

1986 - Terry Mabry; Linda Esping

1987 - Jason Lacomb & Alison Iser; Linda Esping

1988 Christina Yarosik; Linda Esping

1989Meghan Boyle; Linda Esping

1990Eddeane Casares; Linda Esping 

1991 - Eddeane Casares; Linda Esping

 

2019/2020

2018/2019

2016/2017

2015/2016

2013/2014

2012 Special 50th Anniversary Edition

 

Interaction 1989/1990 (Missing)

 

Interaction 1988/1989 (Missing)

Interaction 1985/1986 - (Missing)

Interaction 1981/1982 - (Missing)

Interaction 1986/1987 (Missing)

Interaction 1984/1985 - (Missing)

Interaction 1982/1983 - (Missing)