The Sword and Shield

The Voice of W.J. Keenan High School

Founded October 12, 1971, by James W. Garrick, Jr.

Providing up-to-the-minute coverage, the Sword and Shield, the student newspaper of W.J. Keenan High School, seeks to inform, educate, and entertain readers; to provide an educational opportunity for the students who produce it and to provide a medium for commercial advertising.  The Sword and Shield is committed to accurate and factual reporting on significant aspects of school and student life and local, national and international issues as they relate to Keenan High School students, faculty and staff or teens in general.  The staff, adviser and Editorial Board govern all decisions regarding the content of the newspaper.

The “Opinions” section is designed as a forum for the staff members of the Sword and Shield and the Keenan High School community.  Bylined commentaries comprise the views of the writer and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Editorial Board.  Student reviewers strive to be ethical and objective in their assessments of entertainment-related events, services and products.

The Sword and Shield is distributed online to students, faculty and staff free of charge. 

Advertising rates are available upon request.  The staff reserves the right to reject ads that are deemed inappropriate for its audience.

The goal of the newspaper is to have no errors; however, that goal is not easily accomplished.  The staff will make every effort to correct errors and will run corrections as soon as possible.

It is the policy of the Sword and Shield not to discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, nationality, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or disability.