The Pepper Bough

About the Pepper Bough

Awarded “First Place ” in the 2012 American Scholastic Press Association annual school newspaper contest. This is the fifth consecutive year the Pepper Bough has won a “First Place” award in this national contest.


The Pepper Bough is published periodically by the Journalism class of Colton High School, 777 West Valley Boulevard, Colton, CA 92324 under the direction of Adviser David Rainey. Opinions expressed in the Pepper Bough in bylined stories are those of the individual reporter, and not necessarily those of the faculty, administration, school board, or school district, and are not to be construed to endorse or promote activities reported upon.

Opinions expressed in non-bylined editorials are those of the staff as a whole.

All photos of school related activities are taken by the staff photographers unless otherwise indicated. The Pepper Bough welcomes letters to the editor, but they will be printed according to space available and may be edited for space and taste. Please submit all letters to the editor to adviser’s email: [email protected]

Note: Some material used courtesy of the American Society of Newpaper Editors Wire Service. Ads printed in the paper are sold by fractions of a page. Call (909) 580-5005 extension 2383 for advertising rates and deadlines. Long live a free press. (

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About the Pepper Bough