The Student News Site of Vel Phillips Memorial

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Espada y Escudo

Espada y Escudo

The Student News Site of Vel Phillips Memorial


 “The Sword & Shield is a student-created, student-run newspaper designed to give a voice to the Vel Phillips Memorial High School student body. The staff aims to create an informative and entertaining newspaper that focuses on issues important to our high school community.”

About VPM:

Vel Phillips Memorial High School is on the west side of Madison and is one of four high schools in the Madison Metropolitan School District. Located in the south-central portion of the state of Wisconsin, Madison has a population of 258,366 and is the home of the University of Wisconsin and the state capitol.  The high school is a microcosm of the city of Madison, WI, reflecting its rich ethnic, cultural, and economic diversity. The University of Wisconsin provides numerous enrichment opportunities and brings many national and international experts into our school community to live and work.

Contact Information: 

Email: [email protected]  

Adviser: Teri Parris Ford


An archive of printed newspapers from December 2009 to June 2022 can be found on our Archives page.


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