Ownership and sponsorship
DartNewsOnline and the Dart newspaper are created by the student newspaper staff and are maintained and published by general operating funds of St. Teresa’s Academy, a Catholic institution sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet. Dart News Online and the Dart newspaper will not publish opinions that contradict the teachings and beliefs of the Catholic Church, whether on a diocesan or worldwide level.
The staff of DartNewsOnline and the Dart are subject to prior review by the St. Teresa’s Academy administrative team in circumstances that concern student safety and illegal behaviors by students. Otherwise, the policies above will guide DartNewsOnline and the Dart. DartNewsOnline intends to be a public forum for voices regardless of diverse ages, sexes, races, cultures, religions, or beliefs. With this said, all public forums on DartNewsOnline are subject to moderation by the web staff and insensitive or derogatory comments may be censored. Personal blogs and signed columns reflect the opinions of the individual, not necessarily the web staff, newspaper staff or the school community.
Letters & Reader Interaction Policy
DartNewsOnline encourages community involvement in web forums, as well as posting comments on web content on the website. The Dart encourages letters to the editor about topics covered by the paper or other issues. Letters can be sent in the following ways: in person to Mr. Eric Thomas in Music & Arts 205; by mail to St. Teresa’s Academy, Attn: Eric Thomas, 5600 Main Street, Kansas City, Mo 64113; by e-mail to email@example.com or to firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters from readers will be published on the website. If intended only for the Dart newspaper, letters should be limited to 250 words. DartNewsOnline staff and the Dart staff reserve the right to edit or shorten letters for publication.
The Dart encourages readers to comment on all posts. However, the Dart reserves the right to monitor and edit all comments on DartNewsOnline. DartNewsOnline will not publish any comment that does not agree with its editorial policy.
Under what criteria will the Dart edit comments?
A comment may not be published if it:
→ contradict the teachings or beliefs of the Catholic church
→ concern student safety or illegal behaviors by students
→ concern student discipline
→ contain obscenity
→ contain material that may disrupt the school environment
→ personally attack a student, teacher or any member of the community
Who can comment?
Anyone can comment under his or her real name. Please refrain from using false identities or using someone else’s name.
If you believe a published comment does not meet the criteria above
Contact us at email@example.com, linking to the post with the comment.
Photo Use Policy
Photo illustrations are conceptual photos that combine the limitless possibility of the drawing with the realism of the photograph. All photos on website are free for public use. If a reader is interested in obtaining high-quality copies of photos on the site, please email DartNewsOnline at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DartNewsOnline will publish corrections to content as soon as possible after the error is discovered. The Dart will print corrections as soon as possible after the error is discovered.