End of the Year Reflection

It’s been an incredible school year and the journalism class and its students have all worked diligently to maintain the “Eye of the Tiger”newspaper. Although we have experienced many setbacks these past couple of months due to the global coronavirus pandemic, everyone adapted to the online Distance Learning Plan efficiently. I want to congratulate all ANS students, teachers and staff for working so hard to make the end of the year a truly successful one! 

As some of you might know, senior Wei-Ting Shih has passed down the torch, the editor-in-chief’s position, to me. I will do my very best to lead the newspaper in the upcoming year and have high expectations for what is to come. Our goals for next year are to continue promoting the “Eye of the Tiger” newspaper as well as expanding our social media both on Instagram and Facebook. We want to encourage our ANS core values, such as global awareness, intellectual curiosity, and social responsibility, and overall, keep producing well-written, up-to-date articles that meet the standards for our audience. 

While we face the current circumstances, it is uncertain if we will be able to maintain projects such as the broadcast and radio. Nevertheless, we are adapting to this new online environment and are being flexible to adjust to the situation. Many things are uncertain right now, but we will try our absolute best to make the next school year a flourishing one! 

It is important to keep in mind that we all delve into uncharted territory at this moment in time. The pandemic has affected all sectors of society—not only the education sector. As difficult as these times are, the pandemic marks a historical moment, one in which Journalism plays a quintessential role: it is the key vessel to inform, educate, spread awareness and express ourselves. ANS journalism writers have even been able to record this historic moment with their primary source documents. They explored through different mediums, like articles, diaries, poems, and journal entries, to capture the world around them. One of the most significant  responsibilities of journalism is to empower through the informed and give a voice to all people, and the “Eye of the Tiger” is committed to continuing this legacy.

I especially want to thank Ms. Lisa Lippay for being a wonderful teacher and overseeing the “Eye of the Tiger”newspaper. Without her tremendous support and guidance, none of this would have been possible!

I also want to wish the Seniors Class of 2020 good luck and farewell! They have worked incredibly hard, and I am confident they will be successful anywhere they go. If you are interested in knowing more about them, please check out our ANS College Wall on Instagram. Congratulations Class of 2020! 

We wish you and your families the best during these difficult times. Stay safe, and see you next year!

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