The Red Hat was founded February 6, 1951 by Bishop John P. Treacy and the first class of Newman Catholic High School. Originally the name of the yearbook, The Red Hat became the name for Newman’s newspaper. The newspaper was published every month.
The Red Hat ran on-and-off for 55 years but released its last edition in 2006 due to lack of interest. From 2010-2012 there was an attempt to restart a version of The Red Hat in an online “blog” form but proved unsustainable due to a lack of interest.
In September 2020, The Red Hat was reinstated as a digital newspaper, combining both the traditional newspaper and modern blog styles from the past and released nine editions during the school year. A dedicated student staff continued the paper during the 2021-2022 school year, publishing eight editions.
The Red Hat strives to revive the spirit of Newman Catholic High School, bringing school pride and tradition back to the student body.