A Letter From the (Sad) Editor

I never thought that I would be writing this letter to be honest with you, and I’ve been putting it off for quite a while.

I, for some reason, magically believed that we would return to school and somehow everything would go back to normal in no time—but that was not the case at all.

And so now, here I am sitting in bed, having to write one of my last articles for the Titan Tribune. And there may or may not be tears in my eyes, but this is a no-judge zone. (If you are judging: feel free to read another article because we have a lot of those!)

I took Journalism with Ms. Woehr in junior year and immediately fell in love with it. I have always loved writing and been pretty good at it too, but journalism was different and I wanted a challenge. For those that aren’t aware, a paragraph in journalism is actually a sentence, and for someone like me who can go on and on writing mindlessly for pages at a time, it was quite the challenge.

Initially, I was just a writer in class and then (somehow) I became assistant editor, and then again by some mistake I was made a Chief Editor with Jason.

One of my favorite things ever was to lead the Tribune meetings, and thinking about how I will never do that again breaks my heart.

Tribune was one of my favorite aspects about being a Titan. I felt more involved in my community, and I can honestly say that it was rewarding to write about all the amazing things CB South has to offer, as well as the wonderful people who make up our community.

I am also one of the few people who loves school. Even though I wasn’t a fan of our 7:25 start time, I still loved going to school.

I loved being a Titan, and I was looking forward to all the events I would get to experience as a senior.

Unfortunately, that’s not how everything unfolded, as I’m sure you are aware.

I couldn’t tell you one singular detail about my last day of school. Let alone my last Tribune meeting. And I am sure many of you feel the same way.

We were all robbed.

Robbed of our teen years–the years that we were allowed to make mistakes.

Robbed of our high school experience–prom and graduation and my personal favorite was going to be walking through Mill Creek.

Robbed of being a Titan. Of being a student at CB South, and just being in our community.

I am just as upset as anyone; however, I know that we as CB South students will get through this test. We will dust ourselves off and move forward with even more strength than we had previously.

And today as I write this on April 21, 2020, it is also Holocaust Remembrance Day–yesterday April 20th was the anniversary of the Columbine shootings.Each of those is an example of extremely terrible events in history, but by bringing them up I want to explain that what is happening right now is something we can overcome .

We are living through history. I think its important to acknowledge that, because at this point we all have the opportunity to be journalists.

Take some notes for your future kids, write about today in a diary, anything to document the current state of our society.

(And feel free to send us how you are feeling!)

I hope everyone is staying as positive as they can and on a more positive note, I want to thank everyone in Titan Tribune for the best two years of being a Titan Tribune Writer and Editor.