Our Mission

The Rocky is an independent, student-run newspaper produced by high school students from across the greater Philadelphia area. We are committed to publishing captivating and accurate pieces. The Rocky seeks to address the importance of reporting to inform the public of the absolute truth and foster the creativity of today's youth. 

The Rocky is committed to protecting its integrity, as we want to be trusted by our audience. Our paper’s duty is to its readers and the community at large. We look out for the public good. We are objective with our news and value a diversity of sources. The paper was inspired in light of the strong desire to fulfill an essential role in the community and inform the public.  This platform will be used to make voices heard, and through the paper, we hope to create a closer-knit community among teens of the greater Philadelphia area. 
 
Our name, The Rocky, best suits our mission. Rocky Balboa, a fictional character from The Rocky film series, makes Philadelphians proud. Rocky’s pride for the city and perseverance is admirable and something we want to emulate. As a team of passionate journalists, we pledge to work hard to grow and connect with the community.
 
Founded by Madeline Gamburg, Germantown Academy Class of 2021