Edina Zephyrus

About

Zephyrus is the official newspaper produced by students of Edina High School; 6754 Valley View Road; Edina, MN 55439; (952) 848-3800 x3087The purpose of Edina Zephyrus Online is to accurately inform Edina High School citizens about the current events and inner workings of Edina High School and the surrounding community. Zephyrus recognizes the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of the press and abides by Hazelwood standard. Opinions published in Zephyrus do not necessarily reflect the views of the entire staff, advisor, administration, or entire student body. Anonymous letters may be posted only if a Zephyrus advisor or editor knows the author’s identity. Letters should be mailed to the school or given to the advisor or a staff member. Zephyrus reserves the right to edit any letters for clarity and length.

Overview

Every post on the Zephyrus website will:

1. Be accurate

  • Zephyrus will never post rumors without facts to prove or disprove them.
  • Writers will directly quote a source and if omitting a portion they will use ellipses (…) in place.
  • Zephyrus will never report any inaccurate facts or false information about a person.
  • Artist and photographers will capture high quality, original media or cite otherwise.

2. Be considerate

of the law

  • Zephyrus will always obtain visual media by legal means.
  • Zephyrus will give full credit to the creator of an image or video.
  • Zephyrus will take down any posts that violate copyright laws.
  • Zephyrus will never slander or libel others.

of other’s opinions

  • Writers will never publish a quote without obtaining permission from the quoted person.
  • Zephyrus will only take down posts if the request contains valid reasoning.

3. Be thoughtful

  • Writers will be “careful and skeptical” when choosing quotes and details to support facts (NPR Ethics Handbook).
  • Zephyrus will only run posts that have purpose and meaning to Edina citizens.
  • We acknowledge that media is seen by a multitude of people with different socioeconomic backgrounds and privileges.

4. Be respectful

  • Zephyrus will never post images, stories, tweets, facebook posts that are vulgar or inappropriate in content.
  • We will never be biased towards or against specific backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, affluence, religions, etc

If you believe a post on the Edina Zephyrus website has broken any of these standards please contact the staff at [email protected].

Takedown Policy

In the event of a request for removal, the Zephyrus staff will evaluate the validity of request on a specific basis. If the post violates copyright laws, the Zephyrus staff will take down the post immediately (Lawrence High Budget).

Comment Policy

Zephyrus welcomes and encourages our readers to engage in our content through substantive, respectful exchanges. To ensure comments meet these standards, Zephyrus reviews all comments before publication according to the following Terms of Use:

  1. Keep it civil and stay on topic.
  2. No profanity, vulgarity, racial slurs, or personal attacks.
  3. Comments with web links are not permitted.

Any comments that violate the above standards will be removed. Removed comments may be reconsidered for publication if they are rephrased in accordance with the Terms of Use.

Contact Us

Email: [email protected]

Edina High School Zephyrus
6754 Valley View Road
Edina, MN 55439

Twitter: @EdinaZephyrus

Instagram: EdinaZephyrus

The official student-run news publication of Edina High School.
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