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The deadline to apply for a high school columnist position with The Review is two weeks away.

Applications for the 2014-15 school year are due by July 31. Columnists will submit columns on a rotating schedule — once every four weeks.

Students from Lake Oswego, Lakeridge and Riverdale high schools are encouraged to apply, as are students who attend other area high schools but live in Lake Oswego.

Columnists are expected to generate original column ideas and adhere to strict deadlines. Students should use their writing to offer a window into their high school experience and to provide a student perspective on local and national events. Student writers are expected to love writing and have a distinct point of view to express.

Columns published in The Review must meet journalistic standards of writing, research and substantiation. Review editors and writers will guide and support students.

Opportunities for guest student columnists also are available. These columns meet the same standards as regular student columns but are published less frequently.

To apply for one of these unpaid positions, send your name, year in school, which school you are attending, address, telephone number and a short biography — emphasis on short — to The Review. Please also submit a sample column (about 500 to 600 words) on a subject or issue of your choice, as well as a list of two other ideas you'd like to write about.

Interviews for finalists for student columnist positions will be held later this summer.

Send applications via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Applications also can be sent to: Lake Oswego Review, ATTN: Education Reporter Jillian Daley, P.O. Box 548, Lake Oswego, OR 97034.

For more information, call 503-636-1281, ext. 109; or visit portlandtribune.com/lake-oswego-review-education.



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