About the Publication

Members of the Spring 2016 Pebble team celebrating the release of the first edition of the reformatted student publication.

The mission of the Pebble is to create compelling and accurate content for the MPH community. It is published twice a year by the students of Journalism Workshop.


The Pebble is an award-winning magazine published quarterly by students at Manlius Pebble Hill School in Syracuse, New York. Publishing since 1927, the journalism class rebranded the publication last year from The Rolling Stone newspaper to the Pebble magazine. The format changed from quarterly editions of 8-page The Rolling Stone, to  winter and spring editions of the Pebble, which offers 11 departments in addition to feature content.

The Pebble is an excellent publication which deserves a First Place Award in the annual American Scholastic Press Association’s magazine competition. Creating a magazine teaches students the fundamentals of publishing and creative writing, proofreading and editing skills, concepts of design/competition and promotes and supports a community of young writers, thereby promoting esteem and status. Continue reading American Scholastic Press Association

American Scholastic Press Association


The staff of the Pebble and The Rolling Stone won 41 state awards at the 79th Empire State School Press Association Conference at Syracuse University on Oct. 28, held at the S. I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. The ESSPA awards honor the state’s best scholastic newspapers, yearbooks and literary magazines.

The staff won Gold/All New York, ESSPA’s most prestigious award, for both The Rolling Stone and the Pebble. The Pebble, a full-color magazine that replaced The Rolling Stone newspaper in May 2016, also won Gold for New Publication.

The 2016 awards reflect the students’ work during the 2015-2016 school year, during which they published two issues of The Rolling Stone, all the while planning the debut issue of the Pebble.

The students won 10 individual gold awards, eight silver, 11 bronze and nine honorable mentions in writing, photography and design.

Click here for a full list of MPH’s awards.