What’s Your Story?

The Station has a new look, but it still needs new stories. That’s where you come in.


Taken from First News Education

In 1958, Ella Fitzgerald released an album entitled, Ella Swings Lightly. On that album, there is a song entitled, “What’s Your Story, Morning Glory.” With this release, the phrase was born and subsequently copied for years to come by the likes of Oasis and The Beatles.

The song is basically about Fitzgerald asking the morning from its “point of view” why her lover has not responded back to her message of “I love you.” Think a morning text message that never comes even though the text you sent last night says Read.

Yes, even Ella Fitzgerald was left on Read.

But besides in song, the phrase has been used as an allusion to ask people what their stories are, usually as a way of introduction.

Joseph Kelly says it best in his Introduction to the Seagull Reader Stories:

“We can’t escape stories. We read them in the newspaper; we see them on television; and over lunch or coffee or on the phone we tell each other stories about ourselves, our friends, our enemies, our heroes. Stories keep us afloat. We need to both hear and tell stories to make sense of the world and our place in it.”

It doesn’t matter what age – as long as your long-term memory can remember, you will have a story. What’s unique about these stories is that the perspectives all depend on the point of view of the storyteller. We are all storytellers, and we all have stories – especially from high school.

High school is where a lot of memories are made.

According to memory researchers, we have something called, ‘the reminiscence bump,’ which proves that our “strongest memories come from things that happened to us between the ages of 10 and 30” (McAndrew). These memories are captured by the stories we tell our best friends, our future friends, and yes, even our own future families.

The goal of The Station is to help get high school stories told and enjoyed. A few years ago, I came across The Players’ Tribune, which featured sports stories written by the athletes themselves instead of  journalists. The first article that I came across was one written by Andrew McCutchen who wrote a first-person narrative about his experience in center field during the 2013 Wild Card game against the Reds.

While reading, I was transported to that night and actually felt like I was playing center field for the Pirates (when they were actually good). It was after reading this article that I realized, this is what a high school newspaper should be – and so, The Station was born.

What’s next?

Well, there is no Station without stories. Your stories. I encourage you to write your own stories and submit them for publication in The Station. Students. Teachers. Administration. Alumni. Bottom Line: If you are currently a Trojan or once a Trojan – feel free to submit.

We will edit them.

We will revise them.

We will make them look “good” aesthetically.

​All you have to do is write.

So, what’s your story?