I had a good experience this year at Midtown, and I did last year. Although I felt more “On top of my game” last year, this year was another successful one as a Midtown journalist. We focused more on publishing Newspapers this year, rather than blogging like last year. I liked the whole newspaper work we did, and enjoyed every aspect of it. My favorite part was definitely editing. I still have much to learn, and obviously my work has mistakes once in a while, but editing other’s stories was my favorite thing. To be honest, i wish I would have had the Editor-in-chief position longer, or at least been in the editorial team longer, because I think I was a rather decent editor. I mean, at least the stories I edited didn’t have any mistakes. Nothing made me more upset than my stories having mistakes because someone edited poorly. But enough of that… the Midtown Journalist experience was great this year!
One of my most favorite stories I wrote had to be my Animal Crossing New Leaf game review. It wasn’t too long, or too short, and It was straight to the point. Many of my friends bought the game after reading my review, and those who already had the game agreed with what I had to say about Animal Crossing New Leaf. It also had an impact on the decision of many people who read it on my blog, so I’m glad I wrote the article. My favorite story that another Midtown Journalist wrote, was the “Royal Baby” story, by Christian Alfares. It was a bit more on the shorter side, but It caught my attention and the way Christian wrote it was quite witty! It’s just one of those stories that catch your attention, although not that Important (yes, the royal baby is not that important)! However, Christian did emphasize the fact that there are more things we should be worrying about than the royal baby. I liked how he showed that there is a bunch of hype focused around this baby, and that there are also more things we should be focusing on. A very well written short piece of work that I overall enjoyed.
This summer was a good one, and I had a few good memories worth recalling. I went to a lot of parties, and fun events. But being in an all boy school, the only girls I really get to talk to are my sister’s friends, cousins, girls that already friend zoned me, and a certain Lady friend (*wink)! I wish I could be that guy who goes up to random girls and starts talking to them, but I just think It’s weird and hitting girls at Wal-Mart or on the train just isn’t cool. Did I forget to mention i’m transferring from my all boy boarding school? As I was getting ready to take an entrance exam for my new school, I found myself in a room, surrounded by Junior class girls. Hot ones. Now, considering I was from an all boy school, I was a bit over whelmed, being in a room full of girls. So my junior class is mostly girls, and I had to make friends. So I let out my inner ladies man and started talking to the girls. To make a long story short, I got a bunch of numbers and new (female) friends this year. If it matters, I was the only average looking guy. All the other junior boys were… obese.
Anyway, my favorite thing about this Journalism class in defiantly editing, and drawing cartoons. i didn’t draw as much as I wanted to, but I just wish there was an award for my cartoons, even though it wouldn’t be hard, because i’m the only cartoonist here. My least favorite thing about journalism is interviewing, which I don’t feel confident about. However, I realize that I will have to do many interviews in the future, so I plan to break out of this shell and become a “boss” at interviewing. I know it has to happen, so I am ready for anything that comes at my way, even though I don’t like interviewing. Never the less, Journalism at midtown is great and I really thought Mr.Thibodeau, Mr.Mersch, and Dale were great teachers and I appreciate them very much. Specially Mr.Thibodeau, he was without a doubt, my favorite staff member at midtown. He was smart, cool, funny, and very easy to talk to. An overall chill teacher. So I often ask myself, “would I send my children to midtown?” Of course I will! I’m glad my parents sent me to Midtown, and It would be a shame if I didn’t send my kids there. This program gives us so many opportunities. I can’t imagine a better program for boys than Midtown.