ACHS senior journalism class publishes “The Bulldog Bite”


A second newspaper has been started in Donaldsonville and is being published by a group of Ascension Catholic High School seniors. “The Bulldog Bite” hit the stands Monday for the first time, put together by the ACHS Journalism class taught by Yvonne Andrepont.

The “Bulldog Bite” is an ACHS-based paper filled with school news, sports and entertainment. In the first issue, there were events such a the “Back to school BBQ” and much more.

“I feel like they are working hard, they are working to their potential, and they are excited about it,” Andrepont said, known as “Mrs. A” around the school. “To see kids excited about something, especially seniors is really a good thing.”

The newspaper staff consists of: Amy Gregoire, Editor-in-Chief, Jeanne Zeringue, Managing Editor and Graphic Layout, Sam Mattingly, Sports and Current Events Reporter, Rosalie Landry, Photographer and Beta Club Reporter, Anna Broussard, Dance teams and Middle School Reporter, A’layah Darensbourg, Surveys and Primary School Reporter, Bailey Burgess, Fundraising, Student Council and Sports Reporter, Simone Giroir, Cheerleading and Band Reporter, and Dylan Blanchard, Academics and Sports Reporter.

Andrepont said the class has been magnificent in going out and covering their areas for the first issue. She said she has not “raised a finger.” 

“I have encouraged and checked after they finished, but the credit all goes to them,” Andrepont said. “They’ve done the entire paper under their own fruition.”

The class is hoping to publish a paper twice-monthly, but it is sure this “Bulldog Bite” will be a consistent paper and will continue throughout.

“I’m anxious to see what the teachers think, the students think and the parents think,” Andrepont said. “I hope it’s well-received.”