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The Vox Box

Goobye to the Vox

Due to budget cuts and layoffs affecting the Spokesman-Review, the upcoming issue of the Vox will be the last issue produced under Erin Daniels-Bangle and the Spokesman-Review. The Vox Box will also be shutting down in early June. We may continue with a small-scale blog or something more awesome on Blogspot or another blog site, but it will not be under the Spokesman-Review. We'll keep everyone informed.

This paper has,undeniably, meant a lot to the kids (and adults) involved. The Vox Bloggers are each editing this post, but if you have any memories, whether you are a reader, Vox kid, Vox parent or former Vox kid, please comment. We'll leave this up for as long as possible.

Mariah: I have wanted to join the Vox since I was in middle school. When I first went down to the Spokesman for a Vox training session, I really liked it. Erin was hilarious, and I could tell I meshed with the other bloggers. It's disappointing that the program has to end, but the demise of the newspaper business is even more disappointing. The fact that the teenagers of the US aren't reading the paper only sets up a larger demise in the next 10 to 15 years, as the internet becomes more important and published news becomes less is very disappointing.

Chloe: I'll NEVER forget the blog-post of Cash and I performing the High School Musical dance!!! That was great. :D. (Sweet dance-moves, Cash!) I got introduced to The Vox through Journalism Camp at the S-R, such a great experience. Like Mariah said, Erin was hilarious (always laughing up a storm, nearly making licorice come out my nose...) and really made the program run smoothly.  It's so fun to get to know kids who are interested in the media as I am, and getting to know The Vox staff has been an unforgettable experience! I love you guys! :) There will definitely be NO forgetting of The Vox and everything it has meant to me.

Caitlin: These past three years with the Vox have been amazing. I was thrilled to be able to continue helping out with things here on the blog despite being almost 2000 miles from Spokane, and I will never forget both my time writing and blogging with my fellow staff members. As many have said, Erin has been absolutely wonderful, as has everyone else I've gotten to know through the Vox. I will miss you guys so much, and I really hope a small-time publication works out. You guys definitely deserve it. Farewell to thee!

Rae: I've had such an amazing time being a part of the Vox, and while my time as a Vox Staffer was short lived, I'll have plenty of experiences, and lots of memories that I'll be able to take with me. My favorite memory of the Vox, at least on the blog were the "fights" that broke out on occasion. ;) They were always so stupidly hilarious to read. Although after ThunderBunny left, those "fights" weren't as exciting... Also, training for the Vox was super fun, and I too thought Erin was a hoot! (I'm going to miss all of her emails flooding my inbox... =\) One last thing. I thoroughly enjoyed chatting with the security guards in the lobby after our staff meetings. So sadly we must say goodbye to the Vox, unwillingly of course. Its been fun, and I've loved getting to know all of my blogging companions. I'll miss this. Goodbye. ~Rae

One question: Do you read the paper? How do you get daily news?


In 2006, then-editor Steve Smith of The Spokesman-Review had the idea of starting a publication for an often forgotten audience: teenagers. The Vox Box was a continuation of the Vox, an all-student staffed newspaper published by The Spokesman-Review. High school student journalists who staffed the Vox made all content decisions as they learn about the trade of journalism. This blog's mission was to give students an opportunity to publish their voices. The Vox Box and the Vox wrapped up in June 2009, but you can follow former staffers' new blog at