[Editorial] Swan Song
by The Milton Measure on Friday, May 4th, 2012
The commitment we have made to The Milton Measure this year is unlike any other we have made at Milton. Each week we feel a responsibility to the community and to ourselves to produce something actually worth reading.
For those not on a newspaper, it’s hard to comprehend just how much work we put into printing each issue. At times, working on the Measure has felt like a full-time job, and without a doubt, more time consuming and difficult than homework. At times, we have questioned why we give up our valuable weeknights every other week to produce a newspaper that will be discarded and forgotten a week, or even a day later. But for all that we have given to the Measure, it has given an equal, if not greater amount in return.
The friendships we have formed throughout our time here have made the experience enjoyable. We have always been able to depend on one another and look to each other for motivation. We would not have been able to succeed without each other.
We have gained perspective and the ability to reflect on Milton Academy through being a part of an organization that has a tangible impact. Throughout our time at Milton, many of our peers have complained that students here cannot incite change. Yet the Measure has demonstrated first hand the power of the student body. It has challenged us to examine the community and given us a forum for our voices to be heard.
We have learnt responsibility and accountability in understanding how to balance what we wish to publish with what is feasible and appropriate. We now know how to be flexible and adapt, for the vision we have Monday night is almost invariably different from the image on Friday morning. To see the product of so much time and effort in print every other Friday morning provided a sense of pride, accomplishment, and excitement that will forever remain unrivaled.
We would like to thank our readers for their continual feedback and support. We would also like to thank our faculty advisor Mr. Pollans for his guidance. Aside from possibly being the only person on campus who reads every article, he has been the one to challenge us to reach our full potential. He has supported us each step of the way.
Our time has been memorable and we will each carry with us the lessons we have learnt as we leave Milton. We wish the new board luck in all of their endeavors.
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