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Front: Sian Rhodes, Abby McDonald, Kacee Haslett, Kylie Donaldson, Marissa Almack Row 2: Abby Park, Katie Meek, Greta Horton, Casey Storms Back: Jacob deCastro, Ellen Giudice, Janie Gleaves, Emma Kennedy

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Trojan Matters is the award-winning student produced publication of Bishop Chatard High School.

Published four times per semester, Trojan Matters is the voice of the student body.

It succeeded the newspaper-format Trojan Tribune in 2014.


Redesigned in 2015, The Blueprint is the online student news site.

With an emphasis on multimedia, be sure to keep your eye out for interactive stories, photo galleries, and videos.

Additionally, you’ll be able to find the daily announcements and You Sent It, We Heard It–the cousin of the Trojan Matters favorite You Said It.


View the latest issue.

View the archives here.

How to Become a Staff Member

The staff for the 16-17 year has already been selected. If you are interested in being a part of this staff, consider taking the beginning journalism or beginning photography courses offered. All students must apply for a position on the staff.  Applications will be available in January 2017. Look for the link and deadlines then.


Our Awards

The magazine has consistently earned Gold and Silver Medals from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association nationally and top honors in writing, design and photography from the Indiana High School Press Association.  The awards for the previous school year are announced in October or November of each year. Mrs. Tracy Luke serves as the publication’s adviser.

2016/17

Indiana High School Press Association:

  • Hoosier Star – runner-up as top newspaper/magazine in the division
  • Best Online Presence – 2nd place – Emma Kinghorn (’16), Jacob deCastro (’17), Sian Rhodes (’17)
  • Editorial Writing – 1st place – Marissa Almack (’17)
  • Newswriting – 1st place – Christine Stephenson (’16)
  • Sports Photo – 1st place – Emily Smith (’16)
  • Page design – 1st place – Emma Kinghorn (’16)
  • Maestro design – 2nd place – Abby Park (’17), Anna Giudice (’16), Emily Smith (’16)
  • Feature writing – 2nd place – Marissa Almack (’17)
  • Infographics – 1st place – Jacob deCastro (’17)
  • Sports writing – 2nd place – Emma Kinghorn (’16)
  • Column writing – 2nd place – Bill Nash (’17)

Women’s Press Club of Indiana:

  • Double-truck layout/design – 2nd place – Emma Kinghorn (’16)
  • Editorial writing – 2nd place – Jacob deCastro (’17)
  • Sports photo – 3rd place – Emily Smith (’16)
  • Single page layout – 3rd place – Jacob deCastro (’17)
  • News photo – honorable mention – Ellen Giudice (’17)
  • Sports story – honorable mention – Mary Barnes (’17)
  • Feature story – honorable mention – Marissa Almack (’17)
  • Double-truck layouts – honorable mention – Victoria Toetz (’16), Brooks Hepp (’16), Bill Nash (’16)

 

2015/16

  • Hoosier Star  – top in state in school newspapers/magazines in the division
  • Best Portfolio – 1st place – Jacob deCastro (’17) – Media Now St.L
  • Most improved in design – 1st place – Marissa Almack (’17) – Media Now St.L
  • Newswriting – 2nd place – Jacob deCastro (’17)
  • Cartoon – 2nd place – Sam Newkirk (’15)
  • Column Writing – 1st place – Will Collier (’15)
  • Infographics – 1st place – Victoria Toetz (’16)
  • Maestro design – 2nd place – Brooks Hepp (’15), Lucy Eisgruber (’15), Maggie Dietrick (’15)
  • Sports writing – 1st place – Emma Kinghorn (’16)
  • Feature writing – 3rd place – Sian Rhodes (’17)
  • Editorial writing – 2nd place – Maggie Dietrick (’15)

2013/14

  • Editorial Writing – 1st place – Claire Powers (’14)
  • Infographics – 2nd place – Bridget Murray (’14)
  • Column Writing – 2nd place – Megan Riner (’14)/Will Collier (’15)
  • Newswriting – 2nd place – Maggie Dietrick (’15)
  • Page Design – 2nd place – Sarah Kennedy (’14)
  • Spot news photo –1st place – Erin Boyce (’14)
  • Feature Photo –3rd place – Erin Boyce (’14)
  • Sports Photo – 3rd place – Erin Boyce (’14)
  • Maestro Design – 1st place – Bridget Murray (’14), Erin Crone (’14)
  • Hoosier Star Finalist – one of the four in the state

2012/13

  • The Trojan Tribune was named as one of 4 finalists in the Hoosier Star competition, under 1000 students division and also received the following individual awards:
  • Feature Writing – 1st place – Mary Wallander
  • Graphic Design – 1st place – Emily Wheelock
  • Column Writing – 3rd place – Lauren Brown/Will Collier
  • Newswriting – 2nd place – Sarah Kennedy
  • Editorial Writing – 1st place – Bridget Murray
  • Sports Writing – 2nd place – Sarah Kennedy
  • Page Design – 3rd place – Emily Wheelock
  • Feature Photo – Honorable Mention – Hannah Young
  • Sports Photo – 1st place – Hannah Young
  • Overall Design – 2nd place – Mary Wallander, Mary Stonner, Emily Williams
  • Hoosier Star Finalist – one of the four in the state

2011/12

  • Column Writing – Bridget Murray – 2nd place
  • News Writing – Mary Wessel – 2nd place
  • Editorial Writing – Alia Chowdry – 2nd place
  • Sports Writing – Liz Gore – Honorable Mention
  • Page Design – Emily Wheelock – 1st place
  • News Photography – Hannah Young – 1st place
  • Centerspread Design – Staff, Paige Powers – 3rd place