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Editorial Policy

The editorial board is the decision-making group for and Talon magazine and consists of the student leadership of the publications. The board decides on what will be published as well publishing editorials that are the voice of the Talon and Editorials do not reflect the opinions of individual students, teachers or administration. Talon magazine and are public forums for student expression.

Letters To The Editor

Talon and will accept letters to the editor in CR202 or at [email protected] Before the letter is published, we will need to verify the writer’s identity. Letters may not exceed a length of 350 words. We will not publish letters that are libelous, obscene or that may cause a veritable disruption of the education process at Staley High School. Letters must be signed. Anonymous letters will be discarded.


Advertisers may contact the adviser at [email protected], (816) 321-5330 or at Staley High School, 2800 NE Shoal Creek Parkway, Kansas City, MO, 64156-1313. Opinions expressed in the publications do not express the staff ’s endorsement of the products or services. Talon and are members of NSPA, MIPA-MJEA, JEA, JEMKC and Quill and Scroll.  

Staff Ethics Statement

We will not publish content that is libelous, obscene, promotes illegal activities or that may cause a veritable disruption of the education process at Staley High School. All publications staff members are responsible for their content and will respect copyright laws. If students are unsure about what is appropriate behavior, they should refer to the Society of Professional Journalism’s Code of Ethics. Any member of the staff who is found to have plagiarized material or sought to deceive the publication and/or its audience may be dismissed from the staff and referred to administration.

Obituary Policy

In the case of death or deaths of a current student or staff member, if Talon and/or editorial board decides to cover it, they will treat the subject matter in a tasteful manner in the news section. Name, date of birth, activities and any other pertinent information will be provided. Details on the manner of death will be communicated at the discretion of the editorial board.

Take Down Policy

Staley publications staffs work hard to have no errors in their work, however, if errors are discovered, the staff will post a retraction on and/or update the online story with an editor’s note.

Once a story has been posted on online platforms, it may not be removed or deleted. An exception may be made in the case of a compelling journalistic reason, such as a violation of standard journalistic ethics. Factual errors are not cause for deletion of a story but will compel the staff to make corrections and include an editor’s note to reflect the change from a previous version.

Comment Policy staff and/or adviser monitors the comments written on its site and reserves the right to delete any comments found to be personal attacks, spam, in poor taste, libelous, obscene, promoting illegal activities or that may cause a veritable disruption of the education process at Staley High School. They also reserve the right to delete comments that do not pertain to the discussion at hand.

Social Media Policy

Staley publications staffs are affiliated with the Staley News handles on social media, including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok. We strive to ensure all information published is accurate. Mistakes and inaccuracies published in any medium will be corrected as soon as possible. Staff will not use the Staley News media platforms for their own use, and they will not follow students on StaleyNews accounts.

Request For Coverage

If you have a story idea or request for coverage for Talon, STTV, or Legacy yearbook, please submit an email to [email protected] 

2021-2022 Editorial Board


Talon Editors in Chief

Hannah Moore & Cassie Ford Editor in Chief

Charlie Warner

Managing Editors

Bri Tremper & Charlie Warner

Copy Editors

Charlie Warner & Elyse Bredfelt

Ads Manager

Hannah Moore


Cherié Burgett


STTV Executive Producers

Easton Allwood, Kaci Needham, Jordan Anderson, Hannah Wilson

N2 Sports Broadcasting Executive Producer

Olivia Reynolds


Janet Sobbe


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