We’re happy to declare The Cabbage Chronicle open for another year! The best news of all is that we managed to survive our first year in publication, and without encountering too many obstacles along the way. After taking the holidays to reflect on the successes and challenges of Year One, we’re now more motivated than ever to provide Burnside students with quality reading over the course of the year.
So to begin with, particularly in the interests of our first-time readers, what is The Cabbage Chronicle? Despite having a Gothic script logo that harks back to the golden era of print journalism — to the cigarette smoke newsrooms where the likes of Clark Kent and Peter Parker diligently reported the news for their tough, ill-tempered editors — The Cabbage Chronicle aims to be somewhat more attuned to the times, or so we hope. We aim to publish articles twice a week, on a Monday and a Thursday (or thereabouts), and subject areas range from opinion pieces on issues affecting teenagers, to style advice, film reviews, and profiles of school groups and individual students making waves around Burnside High.
A lot of what we do is experimental, throwing ideas into the wind and seeing how well they carry. Which is to say, we’re largely making it up as we go. But quite apart from making paper planes, it is also our mission to provide a place where student opinions, relevant information, and entertaining stories all have a place to live, and hopefully to be seen by a large audience of fellow students, parents and any others who might happen to stumble upon our website.
We encourage you to follow our Facebook page to receive updates when new articles are published, and we also hope that you’ll consider contributing an article of your own to the magazine during the year. We’d be happy to suggest an idea, so feel free to get in touch with us at any time or come along to one of our meetings, held in B3 on Monday intervals.
Otherwise, good luck for the year ahead. Work hard, make the most of the opportunities that come your way, and most importantly, keep an eye on The Cabbage Chronicle for another fine year of student journalism.