Letters from Your Editors-in-Chief
A Letter from Lexi
Cat’s Eye’s fourth and last edition. We all knew this would come to an end, but it really came fast this year. Our entire team is extremely proud of how we adapted this year to all the changes, and the things we learned through this entire process, and as Co-Editor-in-Chief, I am so incredibly grateful for how much effort and passion was put into every article and every edition we put out. Cat’s Eye was always meant to be a very teamwork-centered class, and doing it over Zoom…Obviously I don’t need to talk about how much of a challenge is because by now we all know this, and hearing it over and over does NOT help. From the start of Cat’s Eye this year, a lot of us enrolled in the class didn’t actually know what direction we would be going in. We weren’t sure if it would still be a newspaper, what assignments would be like, how we’d do anything. Hearing it would be a website was very exciting, and the amount of work put into it truly paid off. Being in a class this collaborative, you get really close to people who you might have not even gotten the chance to talk to before, or friends you haven’t talked to in years. You learn a lot from each other like how to be a better writer, be more creative, debate which restaurants are the best (which is just one of the really good discussions that go on), and much more. Being a senior, it was really important to have some form of interaction with other students and not be completely isolated, and having this all be a senior class this year, really made it special for us as well. Through this class I met two of the most incredible teachers that would help you through anything you could ever ask for and got more out of Cat’s Eye than just having it be an English class, and built bonds with the most amazing editors/writers/designers. Basically, if you love writing, interviewing, media design, or anything in between, consider this a sign to take the class because it makes memories and friendships you will hold onto and experiences to take with you for the future. Please, if you have the chance to take Cat’s Eye at all, or just be a part of it or something similar; take the opportunity. I am so grateful for everyone I worked with this year and everyone we interviewed, featured, or got to annoy this year. Thank you to each of our readers/viewers this year for adapting and learning with us as well, and I hope you enjoyed all the content our talented creators put out. With only a few months left, I hope everyone stays happy and healthy, and if you ever need to reach out to myself or the most kind people possible, don’t hesitate to contact any of us. Lexi out. :)
A Letter from Tag
Well guys, this is it. This is our last cats eye of the year. Thank you to those of you who came back consistently to read the new editions. There may not have been many of you, but I really appreciate it nonetheless. As I said before this is our final edition of Cat’s Eye and I think our entire team deserves one more round of applause. So I’m just gonna go down the line and say how great my fellow team members are. Rachel and Anna-Sophia, our two Arts and Culture editors really helped shape how the entirety of Cat’s Eye functioned. They were the first people in our team to try something new with their awesome videos and podcast series, and I think everyone benefited from them. Sarahi who is the feature editor, could probably start writing for New York Times tomorrow, she’s incredible. Every opinion article that Esther wrote had me so invested in what she was talking about. Her articles made me think deeply (which is an incredible feat cause I’m a bonehead). Olivia did amazing work with the news section. She did a fantastic job conveying the often heavy and sad news of our world and presenting it to a high school audience. Our Litterbox section was always so fun to work with. Lydia and Natalie both have an incredible sense of humor and they killed it with Litterbox this year. The Sports team of Maja and Owen was another group that was a blast to work with. They also had a difficult time this year because of how weird our high school sports were, but they still managed to get good content out every edition. Lacey and Elena are the two people that helped design and update the website, without them none of this would have worked. Our fantastic writing staff which consisted of Ryan K, Meghna, Sam, and Ryan O all did incredible work this year and always contributed great articles to the editions. Lexi, my fellow Editor-in-Chief was an amazing “co-worker” and a great friend, without her I would’ve lost my mind. Last but most certainly not least are, Ms. Grunow and Ms. Engelke our advisors. Ms. E helped get this really weird version of Cat's Eye off the ground, and everyone on the team owes her a lot for the amount of time she spent to help get everything rolling. Now Ms. G also had an incredibly hard job. Ms. G joined Cat’s Eye midway through the year and she had to join us when we were already in motion. Which means she had to learn everything very quickly which I’m gonna assume wasn’t easy. So one more time I just wanna say thank you to all of these amazing people. And thank you to everyone who read Cat’s Eye this year, even if you only read it once I still really appreciate it.
That’s it from me for this year