Burleson Star offers free web subscription for graduating seniors
Staff at the Burleson Star want Burleson ISD seniors to be able to keep up with community news while they are away at college and has announced a groundbreaking project - a free subscription to the Star’s e-edition.
The e-edition allows students to read news of what is happening back home without needing a traditional newspaper subscription and is able to be read on smart phones, tablets and computers.
“I think this is a really cool idea,” a student said. “My little brother will still be in school when I’m in college next year. I’ll be able to keep up with him in football.”
Hunter Gates said that he appreciates the subscription being free, which is important to cash-strapped college students.
“Being free really helps,” Gates said. “I will definitely look at it from time to time right now, but especially when I’m away this summer.”
The brain-child of the free e-edition belongs to David Martin and Dianne Egan, principals of the Burleson Star. The duo wanted graduating seniors to have a way to know what is going on in Burleson while they are away at school.
“This is all about connectivity,” Egan said. “This is our graduation gift to seniors and this is a way of keeping them informed with what is happening back home. This is our investment in the future of Burleson.”
To sign up for the e-edition:
•Go to burlesonstar.net
•If on a smart phone, tap “e-edition” from the drop-down menu. If on a desktop computer, click “e-edition” in the upper left-hand corner.
•You should be on the website etypeservices.com. Click on the image of the newspaper.
•Click the blue button “already a print subscriber.”
•Fill out the form and we will approve your e-edition subscription after you click the “ok” button.
•Requests for the e-edition may take 24 hours to be approved.
Username and passwords should be written down. To login once your e-edition subscription is approved, do steps one through three and click the “subscriber login” button under the logo.
Additionally, the e-edition will feature a new section to debut soon called Page 6, which will feature news and columns for the 12 to 25 age range. Topics covered will include teen friendly jobs, money management for the younger crowd, student clubs, restaurant reviews, pop culture, volunteering, comic books and graphic novels and TV shows and movies.