From the Editor’s Desk,

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“Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.” — Alice Morse Earle

 

It is a good day to be a Tiger!

 

It is with a feeling of excitement that those of us in the journalism department of our school share with the student body and the world our first issue of The Roaring Times for the 2020/2021 school year! We are beyond excited to share our writing and research skills with the good people of Tiger Nation. As we begin this school year one can’t help but note how different this year seems from years prior. 

As students, teachers, administrators and members of the community it has become popular to assume that things are chalking up to what so many are referring to as the “2020 curse”. I’ve heard some refer to 2020 as a real life game of “Jumanji” where each month a new odd and terrible element has been released on this school, community and nation much like the game on the popular films. I can attest that as I stand before my classroom and watch masked faces make their way to class in the halls of our school that things are certainly odd, but I would not discount them as terrible. 

While I have seen and sense frustration from all of us involved with this new school year, I have also witnessed actions that suggest that returning to school has been similar to taking a step towards normalcy, although we do have a long way to go. I have also witnessed students, teachers, administrators and this community approach their days with more grit and determination than I have seen previously. We all seem dedicated to succeeding. We all keep showing up and we are all working hard to make the best of a rough situation. 

As the year progresses and regardless of what odd and terrible mishap materializes with the proverbial roll of the dice that is 2020, we must continue to find a way to work together and to make this year amazing. There seems to be a considerable divide in this country and I have never seen that divide more massive than it is right now. Lets not forget that we are classmates, co-workers and neighbors and we should take pride in what we are accomplishing. 

If you are interested in sharing your thoughts with the audience of The Roaring Times by writing a letter to the editor, please do not hesitate to do so. We would love to hear from you. Feel free to email the journalism department at [email protected]

 

Best of luck this year! 

Mr. Jay

 

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