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Newspaper Seniors Say Goodbye

Maddie Ten Haken- Editor In-Chief
When I checked off joining newspaper as a frightened little 8th grader preparing to begin high school way back when, I had no idea I was making probably the best choice in my school career thus far.
Over the past four years, I experienced plenty of ups and downs, both as a member of the Wolf Howl and a high schooler in general, yet I would not trade the memories I have made for the world. Being the editor-in-chief of this publication for the last three years has truly been an honor, but I am ready to pass on the baton to the underclassmen of this club and wish them luck.
Walking out of class freshman year on the first day of school, I had the intention of switching out the following morning. That day I went home and my sister (a member of the Wolf Howl before graduating in 2014) convinced me to stay in it and give it another chance. I did, and here I am four years later, leaving the class as a graduating senior.
Next year, I am off the Flagstaff to study something I haven’t yet decided at Northern Arizona University. I am rooming with fellow Wolf Howl member, Hope Flynn, and I am eternally grateful to this club for bringing us closer and I am ecstatic to be living with her come August.
Hope Flynn- Editor
You know that where you do a stupid thing because someone dared you to? I basically dared myself to join newspaper, i don’t remember why. Newspaper taught me that organizational skills are essential in any group project you’re in, no matter the project type. I learned that I don’t have any organizational skills. It’s very easy to choose to do nothing when work becomes very hard. Being focused on your work, studying, and keeping your schedule right are easy things to do. But it’s very hard maintaining it can be difficult.
I’ve made a lot of memories in newspaper that, in a few years i’ll reminisce and cringe about. I’m trying to forget them right now. For example, stressing out Mrs. Rasmussen like crazy. She didn’t like when i did that and i wish i could be sorry about that, i’m not. I’m taking classes at Chandler Gilbert Community College starting fall 2018. I plan on doing my two years there, hopefully transfer to a university, and a get some type of degree.
Eliasia Fierro- Staff Reporter
The reason why I joined Newspaper was because I liked writing and newspaper let me express myself to do so. We treat each other life family and we always have each others backs. Also, Mrs.Rasmussen is the coolest teacher I know she’s funny and just an amazing person for all. Newspaper taught me to open up to myself and to write about my own opinion. The memories I made in newspaper will be unforgettable I met a ton of great people we throw parties and eat a lot of food in this class. Newspaper helped me prepare for the real world by getting everything done on deadlines and being responsible for your own articles and pictures.
My plans after high school is to be going to Disneyland every single day of life and my goal is that I eat everything there at Disneyland and go to school to become a surgical Technician.
Moe Robertson- Editor
I joined newspaper because my 10th grade English teacher thought I would be great for the class and she was pretty nice. Newspaper has taught me how to talk to people, and become a better writer. I’ve made so many friends in newspaper which has left me with a handful of memories. From Mrs.Rasmussen throwing saltine crackers at me to staying after school eating pizza to finish edits there’s never not been a fun day in this class.One of the best parts about this class, in my opinion, has been the little family of friends we made. Some ways this class has helped with prepare for the real world is staying organized when having to meet deadlines, and my talking skills have improved from having to jump in and interview students and staff. Because of this class I have considered my plans for the future and hope they include something in the field of journalism or writing.
Kourtney St. Clair- Staff Editor
After a long four years, time is up! Although I am leaving Chandler High, I will always remember the many memories I made, especially in one of my favorite programs, Wolf Howl.
Joining this program has completely changed my life, and for the better. Our own editor-in-chief, my friend Maddie, introduced me to our newspaper staff and allowed me to explore myself as a writer. My advisor and fellow staff members have shown me what it is like to not only collaborate on a time-crunch, but how to laugh until I can’t breathe.
As for my future, I’ve chosen basketball, but I’ve also chosen theater. All jokes aside, I’m no Troy Bolton. I have decided to pursue theater in college and explore the measures of becoming an educator. Thank you, The Wolf Howl, for all the moments that I can cherish for all my days.
Autumn Kidd- Staff Reporter
I initially joined newspaper because my friend, Maddie, told me it would be fun, and she was right! Choosing to join newspaper was one of the best decisions I have ever made during my high school career. I have learned so much about myself, my writing style, the things that interest me, and so much about the process that goes along with creating a newspaper.
Through this class I have bonded and made so many memories with everyone involved in newspaper. Because of the teamwork involved I have grown from listening to the point of view of others; this kind of team work has helped me develop my ideas and skill set. Newspaper has also helped me narrow down the path I want to take after high school. I am going into advertising and graphic design after finishing my prerequisites at CGCC. It’s been a good four years wolves!
Will Fazille- Staff Reporter
You know that thing where you do a stupid because someone dared you to? I basically dared myself to join newspaper, I don’t remember why. Newspaper taught me that organizational skills are essential in any group project you’re in, no matter the type. I learned that I don’t have any organizational skills. Being focused on your work, studying, and keeping your schedule right are easy things to do. But maintaining it can be difficult.
I’ve made a lot of memories in newspaper that, in a few years I’ll reminisce and cringe about. For example, stressing out Mrs. Rasmussen like crazy. She didn’t like it when I did that and I wish I could be sorry about that, I’m not. I’m taking classes at Chandler Gilbert Community College starting fall 2018. I plan on doing my two years there, transfer to a university. No one knows.

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