Finishing Off My Senior Year


Ifraah Shegow, Editor/Writer

Hello, fellow wolves! As you may or may not know, I am Ifraah Shegow, one of the senior Westside journalists for the newspaper at Westside High! I am soon going to graduate as the class of 2022 as I’m writing this story. Being part of this team for about three years taught me a lot about teamwork, news writing, deadlines, and compassion. One of the most memorable classes I ever took in my Highschool career, has to be, newspaper. Here’s why!

Well, I came to Westside during the 2019-2020 school year. I was brought with smiles from the administration and my peers. Prior to the school year starting, I was given a course selection sheet with the electives section emptied to fill out. One of the choices that stood out to me was this very class. I selected it and then my journey with the Howler News crew started! I’ve written countless news articles, editorials, and staff pick stories since then. I’ve also made countless friends. This class also gave me the opportunity to branch out onto other Howler News teams like the broadcast team here at Westside, controlled by the AVP class (audio and video production).

Now that I’m a senior, with only a few days left, it feels surreal knowing that I’m soon no longer going to be a high school student. It feels both, good and heartbreaking. Bittersweet is the word for the feeling that is described. I know I’m going to see my friends after high school, but as adults now! It’s a very funny feeling. Overall, this feeling is still very foggy a little bit. I’m very grateful I had all of these experiences, and I will continue making more!

“I will not follow where the path may lead, but I will go where there is no path, and I will leave a trail.”

– Muriel Strode