Friar's Lantern

Justice Bennett


Malvern Preparatory School Class of 2016

The Blackfriar Chronicle The Friar’s Lantern

2015-2016 – Co-Editor-in-Chief

2014-2015 – Chief Investigative Reporter

2014 – Reporter

Resume + Website        Twitter       Stories 2014-2016

Letters of Support

  • Nomination – Kate Plows / Adviser, The Blackfriar Chronicle 
  • Recommendation – Natalie DiBlasio / Digital Editor, USAToday
  • Recommendation – Ben Yankelitis / Co-Editor-in-Chief, The Blackfriar Chronicle
  • Recommendation – Michael Droogan / Sports Editor, The Blackfriar Chronicle 

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Presentation: How to Get Social With Your Media

National High School Journalism Conference, Nov. 2015


[ezcol_1half]2015 Reporting

A peek into the relationship between recruiting and admissions (PDF / online)

MAY 2015: How big of a role do sports really play in the Malvern admissions process?

Redefining grades as upward trend continues (PDF / online)

JANUARY 2015: Good grades are on the rise and bad grades are the decline at Malvern and nationwide. What does this mean?

Plan for two new 3D printers in the works (PDF / online)

APRIL 2015: Learning Commons looks to purchase two new 3D printers, while students question why.

Class of 2019 projected to be most diverse in Malvern history (PDF / online)

MARCH 2015: Even without significant changes to Malvern’s recruitment process, the Diversity Oversight Committee estimates the Class of 2019 will have 13-16% racial diversity.

Preparing for a more international campus (PDF / online)

OCTOBER 2015: A plan to increase international applications, a new exchange program to China, and the school’s first Chinese exchange students – all aspects of Malvern’s goal to become a more global campus.

Twitter impersonation causes anxiety, leads to dialogue (PDF / online)

JANUARY 2015, with Tyler Pizzico: Challenges arise when real-life identity and social media are at odds. A sophomore tells his story.

Student council candidates offer speeches (online)

MARCH 2015 (VIDEO): For the first time, Student Council candidates’ speeches were recorded and presented online the same day.

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Lessons learned from local coverage (PDFonline)

SEPTEMBER 2015: In order for news to do its job–in order for us to trust the news–the news must be completely factual. Otherwise, it fails and can be hypocritical. Do student journalists hold themselves to higher standards than the popular media?

2015 Editorial Leadership

Beginning in April 2015 and for each month of the 2015-2016 school year, Bennett and co-Editor-in-Chief Ben Yankelitis lead the Editorial Board in a monthly discussion, draft an editorial, and work with the Board to ensure full consensus before publication.

Concert Culture Character (PDF / online)

MAY 2015: With Concert Season kicking into full swing, the Editorial Board feels a need to address the issue and urge people to action.

Remembering 9/11 (PDF / online)

SEPTEMBER 2015: As an Augustinian Catholic institution, the lesson of sacrifice from 9/11 are at the core of our principles. Without reflecting on this day, we lose a vital part of our education.

RELATED NEWSStudents organize remembrance of 9/11.

Insecurity over security (PDF / online)

OCTOBER 2015: There can be warning signs far in advance of a devastating school shooting, and as a school community we need to be cognizant and truly caring for one another.

2015 Special Feature: Freshman Survey

SEPTEMBER 2015 (PDF / online): Launched a new annual survey for the freshman class, which was implemented during Orientation with an 89% response rate. Presented some results to freshmen during Orientation, and published the full survey results in the September issue.




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