About MHS Journalism

The journalism department of Mineola High School is proud to have launched the award-winning Jacket Buzz into the 21st century with an online site made public on March 1, 2011.

The department began in the fall of 1914 when the high school became a separate campus on Blair Street. The yearbook was named The Mineolan and was published in 1915, entirely in orange, photos as well as words. The newspaper was introduced in 1923 and was called the Yellowjacket. It was printed in the Mineola Monitor.

The yearbook was published intermittently from 1914-28. The Great Depression and World War II halted its publication until 1948. It has been annual and called the Yellowjacket since then. The student newspaper has been printed since 1923 and changed its name to the Jacket Buzz in 1954.

In 1981 the Jacket Buzz was named the best 3A high school newspaper in the state.

The journalism department last won a district UIL championship in 2006 when Megan Cowart won the 3A state headline writing contest at UT-Austin.

The yearbook and the online newspaper are members of the Interscholastic League Press Conference, the journalism part of UIL. The Mineola High School Chapter of the Quill & Scroll, International Honorary Society for High School Journalists, was chartered Feb. 20, 1956.

Lincoln Fischer and Caleb Witt are editors of the yearbook [The Yellowjacket].  Tristan Mosher is editor-in-chief of the online newspaper [The Jacket Buzz].

The views expressed in the Jacket Buzz are not necessarily those of the faculty, staff or administration.

About MHS Journalism