About us

The Star is the student newspaper of Steinmetz College Prep High School.

The staff is made up of journalism students and newspaper club reporters.

The print edition is published several times a year. Playboy editor-in-chief and Steinmetz 1944 graduate Hugh Hefner’s donation to the Star covered the costs of printing the paper at Topweb, Chicago, for five years.


The Star wins honors every year in the Scholastic Press Association of Chicago media awards. Three Steinmetz students have won scholarship money as part of their “Student Journalist of the Year” awards. A fourth won scholarship money when a private patron read about the Star in the Chicago Sun-Times.

Newspaper Club

Steinmetz Star Newspaper Club
All students are welcome to join the newspaper club. Send an email to steinmetzstarnews@gmail.com if you are interested in meeting.

SPAC’s 2019 Overall Newspaper winner

Star Twitter