the hoofprint

Walnut High School | 400 Pierre Rd. Walnut, Calif. 91789

the hoofprint

Walnut High School | 400 Pierre Rd. Walnut, Calif. 91789

the hoofprint

Walnut High School | 400 Pierre Rd. Walnut, Calif. 91789


The goal of The Hoofprint, a student-run organization, is to provide both an online and print forum for the dissemination and discussion of campus-related events and concerns. Therefore, we will uphold our responsibility to ensure accurate and related coverage that is accessible to everyone. Under California Education Code 48907, we reserve the right to publish, without prior review, material that is not slanderous, defamatory, libelous or unfounded. 

To maintain the integrity of our organization, all online and print articles, names, dates, etc. will be fact-checked, and all interviewed quotes will be documented through official transcripts, messages or voice recordings. The staff at The Hoofprint assumes legal liabilities and will issue formal apologies and retractions to correct factual errors, misquotes, attributions or wrong photos. The updated information and a note indicating revision(s) will be posted. 

As student journalists, our First Amendment rights do not stop at the schoolhouse gate. We will and always will thoroughly and objectively investigate stories relevant to the student body. Reporting will address all views and the sensitivity of our content will be considered. 

Under the California Shield Law, all Publications staff retains the absolute right to protect the confidentiality of their interview sources. Therefore, we will be considerate to all interviewees and provide factual news. 

We strive, as a hybrid publication, to release print news every six weeks and update our online news (whshoofprint. com) and social media platforms weekly. We therefore acknowledge that print, online and social media of The Hoofprint are all subject to the protections of the First Amendment, California Education Code 48907 and the California Shield Law.

Students are welcome to participate and share their feedback with us through student-produced articles, editorial cartoons and letters to the editors. Therefore, with the aforementioned, we at The Hoofprint will endeavor to uphold the integrity and transparency of this public forum.


Newspaper 2023 – NSPA Pacemaker Finalist

Newspaper 2020 – CSPA Silver Crown 

Hybrid Newspaper 2019 – CSPA Silver Crown

Hybrid Newspaper 2017 – CSPA Gold Crown

Hybrid Newspaper 2016 – CSPA Gold Crown

Hybrid Newspaper 2014 – CSPA Silver Crown

Newspaper 2013 – CSPA Silver Crown

ELAJEA 1st Place Newspaper Sweepstakes: 2020, 2021, 2022

SCJEA 4th Place Newspaper Sweepstakes: 2018

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