photo by Ethan Lee
by Austin Lin
The best of 2015 of this school year is the Thanksgiving Feast that took place on November 24th. The day started with preparations that were done by National Honor Society members, seniors, Home and School Association members, and selected helpers. Food was served in the fifth floor staff lounge and the dessert was served across from the fifth floor boys bathroom. All tables were filled and even more tables were brought out near the lunch line. The most food served was from the Freshmen class and even they all ate there was still left over food. Many alumni came back with open heart. Hugs and love were given all over from the freshmen class to the senior class. We came together as one family that day, from eating together to helping prepare the food. As the feast went on, the fifth floor hallway started filling up with many people and it was very hard to get threw. Officer Pastor had to clear the hallway for the next class to come up.
Nick Miller explains what he thinks is the best of the start of the school year and he says, “When I finally won my first soccer game”. Associate Media Instructor form WHYY, Tyreece Powell says, “Bringing me to Palumbo to teach video production”, without the tools the journalism class has, Tyreece would be useless.
The worst of the 2015 of this school year is the violence on students walk route to broad street. During the week of December 7th, students reported they were being assaulted and harassed by a group of men on broad street. A student has identified an individual as a “high school dropout”. A student also recalled when he almost got assaulted coming to school, but was prevented because a teacher came along. Students should not be afraid while en route to and from school but rather encourage students to come. This issue needs to be solved and prevented. Police were notified and said that they will help and the Principle addressed the students to take a different route and walk with a group. During that Friday after school a group of students walked to broad street and was stopped by a group of men with metal bars. They were denied the right to go to the other side. This caused the students to come back to school. One student was jumped and ran back to school for safety. Yes the school should be a safety place, but the route to school should be safe as well.
Nick Miller says, “We were up 1 and only 10 minutes of the game and we lost”. This was Nick’s worst moment of 2015 during the school year. Tyreece Powell says the worst was, “not hiring Mr. Paul earlier” and that is because before, Palumbo did not have an online newspaper and with the help of enthusiastic student and editor in chief, Sarah Lam they've made it possible. Past years, Journalism was just a class you learn to write and take pictures, but now that Mr. Paul has come to Palumbo, we have a whole team.