About the Paper

The term acta diurna, “daily acts” or “daily public records,” dates back to ancient Rome. Words carved in metal or stone, their purpose was to record and share information about official business and vital public affairs. We, the students, want this service to live on in Altamont’s The Acta Diurna. We want this online publication, updated by Media & Journalism classes during semesters when that class is in session, to be an honest reflection of Altamont students’ school, community, thoughts, and experiences. It will be what the students want it to be, not a publication dictated by administrators, but a newspaper for students, by students. The Acta Diurna will strive to explore and illuminate our world and the vital issues that shape it.

In alphabetical order, current Spring 2024 staff:

A.J. Gallitz, Editor, Culture Writer, and General Assignment Reporter

Frasier Horton, Editor, Columnist, and General Assignment Reporter


Spring 2023 staff were George Benson, Sports Reporter; David Borasino, General Assignment Reporter; Cruz Cunill, Sports Reporter; Alden DuMontier, Reporter and Foreign Affairs Commentator; Akshay Gaddamanugu, General Assignment Reporter; Andrew Herrin, Editor and Reporter; Jack Hoover, Sports Reporter; Campbell Hughey, Reporter and Lifestyles Writer; Frasier Horton, Reporter and Sports Editor; Emily Isbell, Reporter; Joe Porter, Reporter and Sports Editor; John-Nathan Rosborough, Sports Reporter; Isabelle Taylor, Editor and Reporter; and Vinay Yerramsetti, Contributing Editor and Reporter.

Inaugural Fall 2021 staff were Maya Davis, Video Reporter; Frasier Horton, Columnist and Sports Reporter; Caroline Reddington, General Assignment Reporter; Margaret Schedler, Investigative Reporter, Columnist, and Analyst; and Richard Terrell, Sports Reporter.

To share your thoughts on this or anything else you've see in The Acta Diurna, to suggest story ideas, or to become a contributor, email TheActaDiurna@AltamontSchool.org.