Silver Chips, Montgomery Blair High School's monthly student newspaper, is scrambling to find money to publish the last three issues of this school year, Bethesda magazine's Education Matters blog reports.
The paper, which exists on a combination of advertising revenue, donations and a small stipend from the school district, is $6,000 short the money it needs to finish out the school year. That's money that faculty advisor Joseph Fanning is brainstorming how to produce, the magazine reported. He said that he's considering amending the advertising model to give access to both the print and the online version.
Silver Chips isn't the first Montgomery County high school newspaper that has had to get creative to continue printing. Bethesda said that The Tattler, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High's student newspaper, stopped publication last fall to raise money.
The Blueprint, Springbrook High's student newspaper, to print its last two issues, Patch reported.
Fanning told the magazine that the newspaper is "still above water" and that he's certain the school community will raise the money once they are made aware of the importance of the financial issue.