The InvestiGator is a student run print publication that has garnered both local and national recognition. The newspaper has won Best Newspaper at the annual Las Vegas Review Journal High School Journalism Awards Banquet 20 of the past 25 years, including the 2018-19 school year. The students travel regularly to national conventions and have collected over 25 awards in national write off competitions over the past 10 years. The paper has also been named a Gold Medalist by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) for the 8 of the past 10 years and was awarded an All-American rating in 2013 by the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA). The paper allows students to write and cover a variety of topics, ranging from school news to controversial opinionated issues. The students also learn how a publication is managed and ran, as the club’s organization mimics an actual real world publication company from the annual selection of an Editorial Staff down to the selling of advertising to local businesses.
The club meets as a class everyday. Prospective staff members are encouraged to apply towards the end of each school year for the following year. The paper strives to provide both the school and the Green Valley community with a fair and balanced representation of news and issues affecting students in today’s educational environment.