Words from the Editors

As the academic year comes to an end, I find myself reminiscing about my first semester at LCCC -- my only full semester with face-to-face classes. I miss the mornings spent driving the backroads to school, stopping at the vending machine to get coffee, and finding a quiet place to study before heading to class. Although I’ve adjusted to online learning, I miss the routine of coming to campus and engaging with classmates and professors.

While thinking about this, I realized how many of us have adapted over the past year. Even though some Zoom classes still end with blank screens as people leave the meeting as quickly as possible, and there is (usually) little communication among students, there are still ways to connect with others. I am so thankful to have been able to work with the Paw Print, especially this semester.

Even though I haven’t met with them in person this year, I’ve gotten to know Jasmyn, Stella, and Professor Heimann through our weekly Zoom meetings. I feel that I’ve learned a lot this semester--not only about journalism, but about adapting to new circumstances and finding ways to connect, even if it is through a screen.