They got the scoop: Skills took him to top editing post


Steve Sinning was co-editor in chief.

Morgan Ott, Video Editor

English teacher Steve Sinning never imagined that he would eventually become co-editor in chief when he first joined the Purbalite.
Sinning was a staff member of the Purbalite from 2000 to 2002. His junior year he was the sports editor and his senior year he was co-editor in-chief.
“I came from St. Sylvester’s, so being on the Purbalite was a good way to meet people and talk to coaches I wouldn’t normally talk to,” Sinning said.
Sinning took the Intro to Journalism class so that he could eventually be on the Purbalite and become more involved. His senior year he became co-editor in-chief and picked up the formatting software of the newspaper rather quickly.

“I would just mess around with it and eventually I was good at it. I never wanted to teach others, so I really was the only one who knew what to do with that,” he said.
Sinning’s favorite memories come from two earlier traditions of the Newspaper class: Saturdays spent formatting the newspaper on the computer, and the double-period format of the Newspaper classes back then. “Saturday morning layouts were fun since I got to be with a group of people that I liked,” Sinning said.