Thursday, February 5, 2009

Deadline and frost both approaching

It's cold here. It's really cold here. 35 degrees isn't normal for the tropics. I actually like it though. It's nice to have some cold for a change. The worst part about it is having to sit in the cafeteria at lunch. I can handle the cold, but my friends are real tropic babies. I get claustrophobic in there. It's lod and crowded, and they crank the heat up so it's stuffy. I'm a spoiled child of tropic weather who's used to eating lunch outside.

Some editor (pretty sure it's the new news editor by the handwriting) gave me back corrections to my article and she tried to correct my quotes. Uh, how do you edit quotes? You can put brackets if it's absolutely necessary, but she just didn't like the wording. Sorry, C, you don't have to like the wording, you weren't at the inauguration and it's not your quote. They make perfect sense, too. Most of the corrections are null and void since I completely redid the article since then. This draft is more than a week old now.

The two other writers with articles on my page haven't even written them yet, and this whole thing has to be done tomorrow. At least one was nice about it, but A (not the fabulous A, a different one) was like, "Uh, I'm kind of busy, I have a page to do..." in a sslightly snarky tone of coice when I ask ever so nicely if she had her article. It's not an unreasonable request since the deadline for small articles was Monday. And today was our last class before pages are due. All I have left is to place articles (which is debatable...I think my page looks good, but it's up to C and my teacher.)

I cropped and placed my own pictures and wrote my own captions even though I'm not supposed to. It's supposedly the photo staff's job, but it's so much easier to do it myself instead of relying on everyone else.

People hover over me in the class and criticize how I do things, and I don't even know they're there until they say something ans I realize they've been watching for a while.

We have a pep rally tomorrow. Not too excited about it. It's in the middle of the only class I actually like.

Okay, Spanish test to study for. Bye!


1 comment:

  1. wow, so things really don't change. I keep laughing that in the past 2 days, I've had 2 kids come up to me and ask me why I left newspaper. I just told them that it was a scheduling conflict, no need to go into details.
    I also love how I never gave that kid a retraction...oh well, not my problem now. I'm busy with twins (I'll tell Mrs. Russo that too if she asks).