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 in 2016 from The Rolling Stone newspaper to the Pebble magazine. The format changed from quarterly editions of the 8-page newspaper 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/composition while promoting and supporting a community of young writers, nurturing esteem and status. [The] magazine shows the superior efforts of talented and creative editors, writers, … Continue reading American Scholastic Press Association

American Scholastic Press Association


The staff of the Pebble won 45 state awards at the 80th annual Empire State School Press Association Conference at Syracuse University on Nov. 3, 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 several of ESSPA’s top awards. The Pebble was one of seven publications to win Gold/All New York, ESSPA’s most prestigious award, for best all-around publication. The staff also won Gold for New Publication for introduction of its website, thepebblemag.com.

The 2017 awards reflect the students’ work during the 2016-2017 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 13 individual gold awards, 16 silver, seven bronze and seven honorable mentions in writing, photography and design.

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