Sayonara seniors!

Journalism seniors say goodbye


It is safe to say that seniors work the hardest regarding the newspaper! In the school’s journalism class, there are five seniors, who all take on leadership roles, such as Karenna Keane, the editor-in-chief. This whole year, the seniors have taken on many jobs such as, creating layouts, editing drafts, teaching Ms. Daily how to use Indesign systems and the AP format. We must take time to appreciate all that the seniors do!

Over the years, journalism has changed in many ways, especially the sense of community. Seniors Hannah Kennedy and Karenna Keane have been in journalism since  freshman year and have been through journalism during the pandemic. During freshman year, it was much quieter in class. 

“Class was completely silent. All the freshmen had a shared Google doc open, and we would just type on it talking about stuff,” Kennedy said. “Class was so diligent, and everything always got done, and we would just do our homework in that class.” 

Although the sense of community drastically changed from freshman to senior year, Keane was adapted to the larger journalism class. There was a small trio between Hannah, Karenna, and Carmen Bunker, a student who no longer takes this class. Nevertheless, as the years progressed, Karenna and Hannah stayed close to each other because of journalism. 

“Class has definitely changed in that it’s we’re less exclusive and we have sort of a bigger group now, and that we sort of adjusted to the larger community instead of just staying in our own little corner.” Keane said.

During covid, school became a shell of what it once was, excluding journalism class. According to Kennedy and Cassie Kavanagh, during covid, journalism was their favorite class because they all stayed connected despite hard times.

“That was the only class I actually talked in, the only class I had my camera on for, and the only class where we did fun stuff. I remember when the Capital riot happened we had this whole discussion and stayed super late just talking on the computer and stuff. We also played Among Us together, it got really intense! I thought it was like a nice little community.” said Kavanagh.

The seniors will undoubtedly miss journalism, just as we miss them! Whether the seniors have been in journalism for two or four years, they all have close connections to the people, their writing, and of course, their teachers. 

“My friends are here, we’ve all bonded, and we do fun activities,” Keane said “We’ll have parties and staff bonding for the newer members of journalism. So it’s just sort of always been more than just like a class for me, I guess.”