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Editor goodbyes

William He (he/him)
[left to right] Web Editor-in-Chief Hope Rasa and Co Editors-in-Chief Jackie Su and Arushi Sharma outside the library on June 5.

Hope Rasa

When I joined Nordic during remote learning, it was boring and difficult. The whole point of online school is not doing any real work, and Nordic got in the way of that. I almost quit; but I’m glad I didn’t.

On paper, my second year on Nordic sounds like no fun at all. For one thing, I was underqualified for my position. I was sports editor, despite not caring about sports in the slightest. I got the position because no one else wanted it. I can’t say I did a very good job. Luckily, no one on staff noticed how bad I was at my job because they were all as clueless and indifferent about sports as me.

Partly because they were so blind to my incompetence, I was able to make friends with my fellow Nords during my second year. The Nordic staff is a very silly flock of geese, and I enjoyed our mischief together. In hindsight, we were a scourge on our editors and advisor; it was loads of fun. Unfortunately, what goes around comes around, and my decision to run for Web Editor-in-Chief left me in charge of herding the flock this year.

I wasn’t exactly prepared for my responsibilities this year. Managing kids the same age as you, editing, running a web- site and writing your own articles all at once is crazy. Absolutely insane, but I’ve greatly enjoyed it.

I’m proud of what Nordic has made of itself this year, and I’m proud of my part in things. It’s been fun to boast and martyr myself over how I run Nordic’s website alone. I’ve spent so much time and effort on making sure I fulfill both the “Web” and the “Editor-in-Chief” parts of my role that I deserve to feel proud, maybe even to the point of narcissism. But it’s lonely up here on Mount Olympus, and I’m glad there won’t just be one pair of hands working on our website next year.

I know Claire, Cate and Klaira will knock it out of the park next year. Long live the Nord!

Arushi Sharma

As I reflect on my time here, a mix of emotions wash over me. A swell of joy and relief after having successfully escaped the clutches of Room 122. Joy because the journey has been nothing short of incredible, filled with growth, camaraderie, and cherished memories. Relief because I was sleep-deprived and caffeine-addicted this entire year.

When I first joined this publication via Zoom from Mumbai surrounded by moving boxes, little did I know that it would become my home away from home, complete with a never-ending supply of stress and silliness. From reporter to news editor (go news gang!) to co-editor-in-chief, Nordic News has not only been the place where I found what I wanted to pursue in the future but where I met some of my closest friends.

Beyond the late nights and deadline pressures, Nordic News fostered an environment of creativity and collaboration. The diverse team of talented individuals became my support system and source of inspiration.

Mrs. Little, our advisor, encouraged us to push boundaries and believe in our potential. Jackie, my fellow editor-in-chief, supported me through highs and lows, offering understanding and encouragement. Hope, our web editor-in-chief, brought technical expertise, creativity and a unique perspective to our leadership team. I couldn’t have asked for a better group of individuals to lead alongside throughout this journey.

We laughed together, brainstormed ideas and pushed each other to surpass our own limitations. The experience instilled in me a deep sense of purpose and the confidence to pursue my dreams.

I have complete faith that Cate, Klaira and Claire — three incredibly talented journalists whom I have had the pleasure to work with — will carry on such a powerful paper. I pass on to them this responsibility and more importantly my one shoe, which hangs in the back room as my long lasting legacy. Long Live the Nord!

*Yes, I meant those Oxford commas

Jackie Su

When I was thirteen, I was obsessed with iconic female reporters like Jenna Rink from “13 Going On 30” and Andie Anderson in “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” I always imagined myself like them, running around a big city, heels clacking, coffee in hand, trying to hail a cab to type up an article at my tiny cubicle.

As my reign as co-editor-in-chief comes to an end, I can’t help but laugh at how I’ve gotten here. As a sophomore during online school, I switched from Intro to Marketing to Nordic a month after school started. I missed all of boot camp, a month-long course that taught all the newbies the basics of journalism. I started at ground zero — actually, negative one. Yet I quickly found a passion for reporting. I love finding stories to tell; I love investigating and snooping. But most of all I love being a leader in my community.

Nordic has given me the ability to highlight the amazing people at Inglemoor and their aspirations and accomplishments. I’ve learned that being a reporter comes with the responsibility of serving a community by keeping them informed while also challenging their ways of thinking, a responsibility that I am deeply grateful to have been entrusted with.

Serving as an editor this year and leading such a talented staff has been the greatest pleasure and experience. Arushi, Hope, Ms. Little and I have poured our hearts and souls into the inspiring and successful publication that is Nordic News. From watching Hope cry from laughing, gossiping with Little and coffee runs with Arushi — I will always treasure the memories I’ve made here. I will also never forget the hours we’ve spent backs hunched, eyes squinting, editing, editing and editing.

Now, as I relish these final moments of high school and prepare for college in New York City, I’m proud to say that I am one step away from living my dream. I will soon be that girl racing around the city that never sleeps, always chasing the next story; it’s all thanks to Nordic for leading me to this point. I have the fullest faith in Cate, Klaira and Claire to continue Nordic’s legacy. Long live the Nord!

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Jackie Su (she/her)
Jackie Su (she/her), Co-Editor-in-Chief
Senior Jackie Su is the Co-Editor in Chief of Nordic News. Outside of Nordic, she is also Co-President of DECA and a victim of the IB program. This year, she is excited to lead and mentor Nordic’s staff and continue to write thought-provoking pieces that challenge her community’s thinking. When she’s not studying or stressing about something, you’ll find her reading, playing the cello or buying unnecessary things. She also dabbles in social advocacy and is the renowned karaoke queen of Nordic.
Hope Rasa (she/her)
Hope Rasa (she/her), Web-Editor-in-Chief
Senior Hope Rasa is back for her third year on the Nordic News staff as Web-Editor-in-Chief. In her limited spare time, Hope enjoys reading, writing, knitting, needlepoint, hiking, and listening to music. While on Nordic this year, Hope hopes to improve her writing skills, learn more about journalism, and help make this website become the best it can be.
Arushi Sharma (she/her)
Arushi Sharma (she/her), Co-Editor-in-Chief
Senior Arushi Sharma is Co-Editor-In-Chief of Nordic News for the 2022-2023 school year. She hopes to increase Nordic's engagement in her third year on the staff and allow for all voices in Inglemoor to be heard. She also hopes to provide the Inglemoor community with a diverse range of stories. In school, Arushi is also the president of Speech and Debate, and she is involved in Inglemoor's drama department. In her free time, Arushi enjoys reading, writing, spending time with her family and friends, and traveling. She is excited to see what this year has to offer, and is thrilled to work with this year's staff.
William He (he/him)
William He (he/him), Junior Web Editor, Photo Editor
Junior William He embarks on his journey of the 2023-2024 school year as the Junior Web Editor and Photo Editor of Nordic News. In his third year on staff, Will aims to continue Nordic’s mission of serving the Inglemoor community by expanding the newspaper’s physical and digital presence by creating relevant, informative, and entertaining content. Outside of Nordic, Will is a full IB student and participates in DECA. 

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    Miles GelattJun 25, 2023 at 12:36 AM

    You all did great work this year! Proud of you! An era of Nordic is coming to an end! ❤️️

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