Online editor says goodbye


Ian Jones

From left: William Yanek (co-online editor), David Obadare (co-video editor), Nola Levings (co-video editor), Meredith Chapple, Izzy Hedges (assistant online editor), Anna D’Ercole (webmaster). Not pictured: Anahita Hurt (co-online editor).

By Meredith Chapple

I have been editor of this website for one and a half years. I learned that to get things done, you must follow deadlines and ask for help. And make sure you get your caffeine fix.

It’s been a good time. I have learned a lot, from interviewing Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins and Superintendent Kyle Hayden, to covering state basketball in Wichita, to breaking a national story of how administrators stood by the Intertribal Club. My adviser Barbara Tholen pushed me to post stories that had to be told, and she inspired me to pursue journalism next year at the University of Kansas.

I will never forget the fun times I had in room 139. Starting in 21st Century Journalism, we studied Supreme Court cases about free speech. I still disagree with the Bethel v. Fraser ruling.

Meredith Chapple and previous webmaster Jacob Parnell at last year’s journalism banquet.

In Digital Journalism I learned how to write, and write quickly. Learning how to write stories fast propelled me to the area of online journalism.

And now, I am glad to leave the website in the hands of Anahita Hurt, William Yanek, Izzy Hedges, Anna D’Ercole, Nola Levings and David Obadare.

Before I leave, here is an inspiring quote for all the seniors leaving LHS:

“It’s a trap!” Admiral Ackbar, Star Wars

Just kidding:

“Stay on target.” Gold Five, also Star Wars