There are such things in my life that I cannot find answers, but when this day came it somehow lightened up some questions in my life and fill it in.
We had a major exam in our major course which is Journalism, it is not just a typical written exam but a challenging exam, we are asked to make a newsletter and organize a symposium together with the other three Journalism sections. At the end we managed to put up a symposium.
Early in the morning I entered the classroom quietly, some of my classmates are already there, so I sit on my chair and I am in silence until my friends came stressed out and bombarded with works in a rush. It was late then when I noticed denz (my classmate, friend and an inspiration) sitting at the back she really really stressed out on our layout and filling up all the spaces of the newsletter. I am also absorbing all the bad vibes of the officers and Editors though there are some people who I find so different.
Under the sun around 12nn we are rushing for the printing of the newsletter from end to end of out campus. canvassing the prices and paper sizes. In the end we made it to the last-minute, it was like quarter to one o’clock in the afternoon and the event is about to start in 15 minutes.
On the other hand, Bea, Marian and Me are on a rush because we still have our P.E to attend at 1pm. Surprisingly our P.E instructor told us that to those who are not yet having their preliminary exams and have an incomplete grades are all asked to check/evaluate themselves, he is talking about us because we are not yet having or prelim exam and we may go after filling up the requirements.
Rushing again and again. on the way to the venue of the event (at Library Conference hall) and now this is the time we are waiting for the judgment of our works and there are panelists invited, they are from the same field and they are active writers and working on their career progressively. Introduction first then comments and suggestions on each Newsletters (Insignia, Agere, The Ink and Liberalists) and finally the time came the announcing of the winner on the event, and the winner is…
AGERE!!!, the Newsletter of 2JRN4.
We are proud with the outcome because the panelists said the it is a toss between us 2JRN3 and 2JRN4, it is a little bit difficult to decide who is the winner but in the heart of our class we still know that we did our best and we still winners because we learn something from what we did.
After the symposium.
Our president (denz) call for a meeting to open up all the issues after the event, because our professor in this subject said that she’ll be checking the newsletter and giving grades individually, which is by article entries only and by only those who make an article is graded, there’s a problem with that because our Editor-in-Chief and the Editor’s board cut down all the article entries and some of the entries didn’t make it. Some of our classmates are all worrying because of their grades. The decision of our professor is really unexpected so we are all stressed about this problem. All the officers and board of Editors gave an apology to those who were hurt because their articles were not included. We had a class open forum and close the issues within the session.
Insignia, fail to win but in our heart as a class we know that we are the winners because we learned something from this event. Denz once said, “when we are running and we fall down, we need to stand up and run again. We are all in ground zero, “ Another quotation from her that reminded me that in life we have to face things that are unexpected and jump on the walls that we thought that we cannot make it but at the end we jumped on it. she said also, “don’t stop unlocking the doors of others maybe you have the key but there is still one door for you.”
I have this short anecdote with denz, one day I am having a bad aura with all the writing stuffs in class and then she told me once her mother told that, “there are people wouldn’t appreciate your work but it is not the reason to stop knocking unto their doors.” from then on when I write I hold on what she had said to me and I am full of hope that I can be a good writer.
“Everyone can be a writer but being a Journalism major is different because you learn the ethics of writing.” – one of the panelists