4th-grader’s writing assignment turns into Bend’s new newspaper

A Bend 4th-grader at Desert Sky Montessori School was having trouble coming up with a story for his creative writing assignment, so he decided to make a newspaper.

“Me and my friends were just joking around and making fake newspapers and then my mom came up with the idea to literally make a real looking newspaper so we did and we’ve published our first one,” Solomon Towne said.

Solomon’s Breaking News published its first copy last Friday, complete with COVID-19 updates, hand-drawn comics and a sports column.

Watch out for the second edition on Friday – we’ll post it here on our website.





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