Congratulations on making it through the first quarter! I honestly didn’t think I’d make it this far, so that’s something. Common Apps and classes are slowly bringing me to my end. No, I am not being dramatic.
Before I get into it, I should probably introduce myself: I’m Suzannah, and I have been in Journalism Workshop for three and a half years; every semester since Ms. Albanese joined the staff at MPH. The class is a major part of what has shaped me into being a better writer and helped me decide what to do with the rest of my life. The class changed me personally as well, giving me strength to reach out to new people. It’s a class that, in all honesty, I wish everyone could experience before they up and leave this joint.
We’ve made it to November. We’ve all had to learn who our teachers are, and learn how to work in tandem with our class schedules and dying social lives. The opposite is true for Journalism. We began working over the summer, planning story ideas and prepping ourselves for the tight schedule we are forced to keep in order to publish on time. Journalism is a class that you become entirely enveloped in, and one that will transform the way you look at every piece of news you come across.
This year we have so many fantastic things planned, including content for both the website and the magazine itself; which means way less sleep for our team. There have been several new staff additions, and several seniors are looking to find a new passion, or rekindle an old one. For me, journalism is a lifelong passion that I fully plan on spending my life pursuing.
We were joined this year by Mr. Montas, who is going to be assisting Ms. Albanese with the workshop. Though the new additions are going to be an incredible gain for the group, our numbers are still small. We need photographers and writers to help fill our pages. We really just need more people so the rest of us can finally take a nap.
Join the fam. (Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or just stop by and see us!)
—Suzannah Peckham, Editor-in-Chief