Editor’s Letter

Marina Henke , News Section Editor

During the school day the Globe office is a bustling crossroads. A few scattered seniors eat lunch in the back of the room, while beginning freshmen learn just exactly what a news article looks like. People print out essays and hone-in on font sizes for the upcoming issue.

Despite the urgency of upcoming deadlines or the cantankerous nature of a computer software, students rarely seem to be more at ease than within the walls of the newspaper office. Grade lines blur, and even the youngest students instantly become a member of the team.

Our love of the Globe comes from our love of the community.

As a staff, we talk about the camaraderie of the newspaper often. What worries many of us is that the vast majority of CHS students do not have a similar community within the school. Too many of our peers feel driftless and out of touch with their own student body.

Having a place where we belong, should not place us in a minority. By walking through the doors every morning, all should enter into a place where they feel part of the process.

Although administrator’s decisions play a role in the formation of a strong community, the process of making our high school a more unified place goes beyond that. The foundation of a strong community comes from small actions.

So smile at people in the hallways. Know the names of your classmates. Recognize when a careless joke morphs into a back-handed insult.

In classes we learn how to write well and think critically. Many of us can whip out an in-class-essay without missing a beat, and still have the energy for a two-period long chemistry lab. But when the period is over, and we make our way to our next class, how many people put their head down and pass by fellow peers who could deeply use a “hello”?

This issue of the Globe explores the varying perspectives on the Ferguson shooting. However polarized this crisis has become, the undying belief from all of those involved is that a strong community makes for less contention. As we demand for city wide, and even nation-wide change, to create more unified groups of people, let’s take a moment and make sure our daily actions echo what we insist for others.