Well, we did it! Congrats to everyone who submitted something – especially our staff writers. You guys bore with us through it all, even though we may or may not have known what we were doing half the time.
After the journalism class was canceled two years ago, our two former Editors-In-Chief established the club we currently operate as. Despite this, everyone either dropped out or had graduated by the end of last year. So the three of us had to go back to the drawing board.
After troubleshooting, planning, and some paperwork, we rose as a small, somewhat steady club. We grew a few club members wise, but had to recruit the rest of the school (you!) for contributions.
At the end of the day though, we always kept this day, publication, in mind. The Eleight has the voice of Leigh since its earliest days, and none of us could simply sit back, and watch it fizzle away.
Recently, we came across an old edition from 1975, via a family member of one of the Editors-in-Chief. Seeing this proved that The Eleight has, and will always, be a part of Leigh’s history. We don’t know what will happen in the future, but knowing that we have taken this small step is reassuring.
Until next time,
James Ding, Skylar Long, Natalie Bachman