One More Update on clay

We’ve taken some great strides in revolutionizing clay this month, and we hope you’ve enjoyed this crazy ride. Unfortunately, due to several copyright issues, a drastic decline in readership, and a threat of a writers’ coup, we have made the tough decision to dissolve our dictatorship and return clay back to the way it was. You can look forward to your regularly scheduled programming and content returning next week.


By now, you’ve (hopefully) figured out that this month is our April Fool’s month, and everything we’ve published over the last few weeks has been one giant prank. This is one of our favorite events of clay, and we hope you got a few laughs out of our April content — we all need something to smile about right now.

So yes, our upgrades to clay were fake. But behind the scenes, we’ve been working on some real changes…

We are so incredibly proud to announce our 2020-2021 Senior Editors: Madison Asher and Jenna Koo. Madison and Jenna have been faithfully working with clay for several years and show great talent as writers and leaders; the magazine could not be in better hands next year.


Jenna Koo


Madison Asher

But we’re not going anywhere just yet! Keep checking back on clay as we wrap up our publishing year — we’ll continue posting new content until the end of May. Meanwhile, you can take a look at our fabulous Class of 2020 in their senior bios and keep an eye out for next year’s staff application soon.



Cassie and Leanne


  1. CONGRATS GIRLS! Both of you are perfect for the positions! You guys are going to do so well!

  2. Congratulations Jenna and Madison!! You guys will be great will make Senior Editors this coming school year!

  3. Congratulations Jenna and Madison!!!! 😀

  4. *sniff* I was a fervent supporter of your utter tyranny and I’m sad to see it go… your reign was so inspirational it brought tears to my eyes.
    I hope the new SEs will be just as tyrannical.

  5. CONGRATULATIONS!! Can’t wait to see what you bring to the magazine next year!!

  6. Congrats, Jenna and Madison!!

  7. Congrats! Just please make clay a democracy next year lol.

  8. hmm I guess Madeline and I weren’t too scared lol
    We wouldn’t have been here without you two Cassie and Leanne! So thank you so much for all your hard work and the dedication you put to clay! You were amazing SEs and we’ll miss you so much:)

  9. eyyyy congratsss!!

  10. Congratulations to Jenna and Madison! And thank you Cassie and Leane for being clay’s senior editors for 2019 – 2020!

  11. I recall that one of the 2018 senior editors was…Jacey Koo. I detect hints of nepotism?

  12. Thanks Cassie and Leanne! You guys put a lot of work into CLAy . Congrats Jenna and Madison!

  13. Lol! I knew something was off with the recent articles, but none of us could work it out! 🤣

  14. The tyranny is over! The dictatorship has been toppled, and a new government (hopefully a democracy) is established!
    Congratulations to the new leaders, Jenna and Madison!

    • Hi Doña!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wouldn’t be so sure about the new gov’t being a democracy though… 😂

  15. Congratulations, Jenna and Madison!

  16. Congrats, New Benevolent Dictators! Lead us well, and we’ll obey you. Lead us like the former SEs (lol) …

  17. CONGRATS!!!!!

  18. Congratulations!!! I love the tags. XD
    I do have a question for the Senior Editors– I wasn’t sure where to put this– As I will be a freshman next year, I am wondering, once staff applications open up, does it matter when I submit mine? I mean, do you select based on the order that people submit in, or do you collect all of the applications up until a certain day, and then pick? I’m also curious about how much time being a columnist takes out of a day, so I can decide if I definitely want to be one or not.

    • Hi Mayzie! Applications will be reviewed as a group, so it doesn’t matter when you submit yours, as long as you send it in by the due date. Generally speaking, columnists draft one article, make a few final adjustments with their editor’s guidance, and then post their article to clay’s WordPress account each month. Columns that require heavy research, like those in the News section, are likely to take longer to write than creative columns, like those in the Humor section. I would anticipate spending 1-3 hours per week on columnist duties; a lot depends on your personal writing style and time management skills. I hope that answers your question!

  19. Congratulations Jenna and Madison!

  20. JENNA!!! I’ve loved having you in precalc this year and I’m so excited to see you as one of the new senior editors!!