WWCD?

Oh, hello! I’m sure that by now you are all well acquainted with the current series of events. If you’re like me, then you’re probably sick about hearing about these “unprecedented times” and “flattening the curve.” This is the way the school year ends, not with a bang, but a whimper.

But that’s why I am here. Enough with all these doom and gloom shenanigans, it’s time to get up and be productive about the time that we just have been given. So, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to a special broadcast of “What Would Chelsea Do?” Today we will be answering one last question before I hand the torch to the next “What Would Chelsea Do?” writer (who will most likely create content that is much more enjoyable and informative than my own)!

Imagine this scene for a moment: You are a senior, ready to head off into the world. For the first time in your life, the linearity of hopping from one grade to the next has finally been broken. A seemingly infinite amount of paths open in front of you. Some have been poorly tread upon. Others have been walked by many people yet none tell you ahead of time what awaits down that path. 

From the moment you enrolled in school, you knew this day would come, yet the day you finally reach these paths still casts a gloom of intrigue and plagues your mind. When your hand grabs your diploma, you must choose a path that you will follow throughout your life. What would Chelsea Do?

There is a question in the world that no one except for you can answer: who are you? People spend hours, days, lives analyzing themselves at every possible angle to get a proper assessment of who they truly are. That is what we all must do before we choose one of the various paths of life. Mistakes are guaranteed to happen; that is what makes us human. We will be dependent on our navigation ability to steer ourselves back toward a more proper path to correct those mistakes.

This world is complicated, it is harsh, and, in many circumstances, simply unfair. But this world is also filled with beauty, culture, love, compassion, and life. It is our job to find a path that leads us to the world that we want to see.

It is hard to give advice in this circumstance because there simply is not that much advice to give. You are the guardian of your future. You choose the path you are about to traverse. I cannot make the decision for you. To all my fellow seniors, I hope that your path leads you to your own happiness. Maybe our paths will cross again someday? I wish you all the best of luck out there in this world of ours!

And now, it is time to pass on the title of “Chelsea” to another member of the journalism staff. This position does not require anything other than a promise that you will add your own personality into these articles. Don’t be afraid to show your passion and enthusiasm – that is what makes these articles so much fun to write! 

Okay, enough monologuing,  the writer for the “What Would Chelsea Do?” articles for the 2020-2021 school year is… Ms. Emma Liggett! Congratulations, and I can’t wait to read your articles next school year! Thank you all for being such a fantastic crowd this school year, I wish everyone the best of luck in their future endeavors.

But above all else, remember to stay awesome!

 

The Final Dinosaur Fact from Jonathan Brodak

Paleontologists have classified about 700 different dinosaur species, this is approximately 1% of the total dinosaur species that have ever walked the Earth. 99% still remain in the ground waiting to be discovered.