Well, this month was the last time I will ever write for the school newspaper. It feels great but horrible at the same time. Great because it is such a huge relief to never have to worry about getting my articles done on time and correcting everyone else’s articles. Horrible because it’s the last newspaper issue of my high school career.
Oh, don’t even get me started on correcting everyone’s articles. That was such a pain to do every single month, and I am incredibly happy that I won’t have to ever go through that again. At the risk of offending my fellow journalists, many of those articles were not well written at all. There were tons of spelling, grammar, and punctuation mistakes in a lot of the articles, and it was such a hassle to correct all of them, which was my job as Copy Editor. As a result, I would always wait until the last minute to correct the articles, and that often resulted in disaster. I’ll take this moment to apologize to our Section Editors for the trouble I gave you guys because of my procrastination.
I was overall content with this last issue. It wasn’t absolutely amazing, but it didn’t completely suck, either. In fact, I think most, if not all, of the articles were pretty good compared to how we first started. One good sign was that when I wrote my reflection for this newspaper I had a hard time choosing the worst article of the issue. I just went with the shortest one, because in all honesty not one of those articles was bad enough to be considered the worst one of the issue.
The one bad thing about this issue was the fact that I didn’t get credited for my last article ever. I wrote an article on the CNMT Senior Projects, and I really liked how it turned out. It was also the longest articles I’ve written for the newspaper. I was actually kind of proud of it, so imagine my disappointment when I opened the printed newspaper and saw that I wasn’t listed as the author. I’m going to be honest, it kind of sucked. I was looking forward to hearing reactions from friends and teachers about the article, but that’s not going to happen now, because everyone is going to think that one of my fellow journalism students wrote the article.
That right there kind of killed my day. But oh well, what’s done is done, and I guess I should be glad that the whole issue was overall decent. Good luck to next year’s Journalism students, and hopefully you learn from out many mistakes and do a better job than us.