The Eagle Dispatch

The Student News Site of Woodrow Wilson High School

The Eagle Dispatch

The Eagle Dispatch


The Woodrow Wilson newspaper has been around for almost 100 years. Our first newspaper was established in 1923 and titled the High School Bulletin. On October 27, 1933 the name was changed by a past student named Margret Logan and the first issue of The Eagle Dispatch was published. In October 1999, students began producing the news in a more efficient way. Instead of the old cutting and gluing method, they switched to writing and designing on the desktop computer. In the first new issue of this method it says, “The Eagle Dispatch is intended to be a keepsake. A document that you can treasure in the coming years. The student newspaper is focusing on the highlights and the fun aspects of this era in Woodrow Wilson history.” Sadly, with school closures and remote learning from COVID-19, the news came to a halt in March 2020. In January 2022, The Eagle Dispatch made its online debut and we are beginning this new journey with our own dedicated website,, made possible by Beckley Area Foundation and Woodrow Wilson High School administration.

“Honesty, always” and “Objectivity First” are mottos that we, as a growing family in The Eagle Dispatch, will follow. Our goal is to develop young aspiring writers and editors with an interest in and flair for journalism and to generate content that our peers want to read. We want to be THE premier source of news that’s fitting to our students — the first place they go to find stories that embody their school and spirit.

But this platform isn’t just for students. We want it to also be for adults – a place to listen to the present and the past, to understand and learn from both, to influence and be influenced.

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