The End of the 2019-2020 School Year

Needless to say, the 2019-2020 school year came to an unexpected abrupt end. Historical change has been happening everywhere everyday. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Blue and Gold had to adapt to a new way of communicating and reporting in order to continue to contribute information and stories for our community. 

With all the current events that circulate the media world, this is the most important time for students to step up and use their voices. The Blue and Gold is proud to be a platform for our  reporters to be able to not only report on these issues, but also allow students to express and vocalize their opinions to an audience. 

We are deeply saddened that we were unable to complete our final print editions, especially our most important issue of the year, the Graduation Edition, which would have included stories about Senior Awards Night, the NHS Induction Ceremony, Mr. MHS, Prom, and other events that are considered highlights of the school year. 

Despite the difficulty of reporting on local stories and events, we’ve reached the end of the school year. The obstacles we have endured during this time out of school, such as the struggle of conducting interviews, lack of local events, and cancelled high school sports seasons, have made our unique end of year experience so rewarding. 

During this summer the students of Malden Public Schools anticipate numerous changes, as the 2020-2021 school year will include many COVID-19 safety precautions upon our return. We hope that as these plans are finalized we will be able to cover them to ensure that everyone is informed. 

Have a great summer!

Signed, 

Sandra Rivadeneira, Co-Head of Sport News 

Julie Yu, Co-Head of Local News

Julie Yu

Julie Yu is a senior returning to the Blue and Gold as Editor-in-Chief. Yu has been taking journalism since her freshman year. She initially joined the class in hopes of improving her writing skills but primarily intended to report on sports news. Through the class, she established a love and appreciation for the Malden community and local news. Yu’s goals for her last year are to be proud and confident of the class’s lasts such as the last article, the last newspaper, and more. Alongside that Yu hopes to teach the ins and outs of journalism to the newcomers this year, as well as the previous editors once taught her. Despite the love that she has developed for journalism through the years, Yu plans to pursue a career in the medical field and ultimately become a pediatrician.

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