The Warrior Word is Wasilla High School’s newspaper. The school’s journalism program created the Warrior Word in 2014.

The Warrior Word is a student publication distributed to students, staff, and community members of Wasilla High and the Mat-Su School District and Mat-Su Borough.

The Word prints every month, and contributes to the local Frontiersman’s Schools Page on, and the Mat Su Gazette, a collaboratively produced 16-page newsmagazine produced bi-annually with other student journalists around the Mat-Su.

The print version and online site of the Word serves as a public forum and two-way communication between school and community. Opinions expressed in The Word are not necessarily those of the Wasilla High, the WHS administration, staff or Mat-Su School District. Unsigned editorials represent the opinion of the Warrior Word staff. Signed opinion columns are personal opinions of the author and may or may not represent the Warrior Word staff.

Word staff recognizes that journalists wield power, which must be balanced with responsibility and ethics. High school journalism reflects the real experiences of professional journalists and comes with the same responsibilities to be fair, accurate, and ethical.

The Word understands that journalism is storytelling with a purpose.A good newspaper story is judged not only by how it engages its audience, but also by how much it enlightens it.

Wasilla High School is located within the Matanuska Susitna Borough, which serves suburban and rural communities with a combined population of close to 100,000. The Borough is 25,258 square miles or the roughly the size of West Virginia. The City of Wasilla is 8,000 and is located 48 miles from Anchorage, Alaska.

Wasilla High is one of eight four-year high schools of the Mat-Su School District and is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission. WHS’s average enrollment is 1,100 students. WHS is considered the most diverse school in the Mat Su School District.

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