The Trailblazer is published by the newspaper staff. The entire content of the Trailblazer is protected under the Federal Copyright Act. Reproduction of any portion will not be permitted without the expressed permission of the Trailblazer. It serves as an arena to provide information and editorial leadership about school, local, national and global issues. It is also established to incite interest and debate on issues that affect students and staff at McNeil. Although under the guidance of a professional faculty member, the content of the newspaper is wholly decided and created by staff members.Comments about stories and photographs are encouraged but must first be approved for publication.
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