2020 Recap

2020+Recap

     This year has been a crazy and hectic year. There were so many things that happened that 

 

changed so many lives around the world. In journalism, we got to really dig deeper and learn 

 

about more things that happen in the world, and we got to look at things from a different point of 

 

view.

 

     One of the best highlights of journalism this year is when we interviewed Mr. Tracy, the 

 

principal of Jerome High School and got to learn more things  about his plans and his future 

 

goals for our school. We got to see how he felt about all the changes we have gone through, we

 

dug deeper into his feelings about COVID and why he thinks everyone should stay strong in 

 

these tough times.  

 

     The next highlight in journalism this year is when we got to know more about our school and 

 

why we were not going into orange during the COVID pandemic. We got to express our opinion 

 

on why we thought our school should go into orange this year and got to hear others opinions as 

 

well on why they thought we should go into orange. 

 

    Another highlight is when we got to write about why we thought that early release should be 

 

brought back to JHS. We brought attention to how it might be safer to bring early release back 

 

during the pandemic, since how we should be spending as much time away from others as 

 

possible. We got to see other perspectives as well, and got to learn more about the situation. 

 

    There were a lot of major people on the news, but what started off 2020 was the passing of 

 

Kobe and Gigi Bryant, they died in a helicopter accident on January 26th, 2020. Our hearts

 

 went out to family, friends, and the world during this difficult time and honored their memory in 

 

any way that we could all year. 

 

      Some of the fake news that we experienced in 2020 was about masks. There were so many 

 

opinions about masks, like how if you sneeze the liquid from the sneeze would go through the 

 

mask. I think the fake news of the year is that masks aren’t keeping people safer. If everyone is

 

 wearing a mask then you are way more protected than if only one person was to wear a mask 

 

in a group of people. 

  

   My personal reflection in this year’s journalism class is that it was fun and interesting. I thought 

 

that it’s cool that I’m allowed to express my opinion with others and also see things from other 

 

point of views.I thought it was fun that we could pick a story each week and write about it with a 

 

partner. I had some rough times when trying to complete things and trying to find a story to write 

 

about during the week,  but I’m happy I got the chance to express my opinion and challenge my 

 

writing abilities.