New news resources

Students gain access to The Wall Street Journal


Freshman Ella Patzer accesses The Wall Street Journal during her study block. Students are given access to a variety of platforms such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Gale, and JSTOR.

Heidi Yeung, Reporter

The Wall Street Journal has become accessible to all high school students as of last Thursday. The addition of this news source provides yet another avenue for students to research and stay informed.

The library team has provided students with an abundance of new resources this year —  students were given access to The New York Times in October. These resources are extremely helpful for school assignments, according to freshman Francesca Lauterbach.

“I find all of these resources very useful and beneficial to my research for assignments,” Lauterbach said. “I also find all the notifications convenient, as they give me new information every day,”

Having both The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times helps students, freshmen in particular, to learn about media bias. The library team aims to have students understand bias and try to understand things from a different perspective, according to library staff member Emmanuel Te. 

The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal can be great resources to help you balance out a sort of perspective to look at current events,” Te said. “It’s especially useful for when you’re doing Global Politics and similar topics related to that,” 

The Library Team has recently visited freshman English classes to discuss and compare news sources to speculate on media bias. These lessons are very useful in informing students on how to differentiate and identify between biases.

“The way how The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal contextualized the events leading up to [the US and Iraq World Cup soccer game] were slightly different,” Te said. “The New York Times is more left-leaning and The Wall Street Journal is more right-leaning; they manifested in various ways —  it’s necessary for students to have access to both sides of the plane in terms of resources,”

The amount of resources given to high school students allows resources to be acquired for every subject possible. The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Gale, and JSTOR are all databases that students can visit.

“After the lecture, I understood more about how news articles are framed and whether or not an article is biased,” Lauterbach said. “This will definitely aid me in future assignments.”