Senior column: Victoria Artale

Ever since joining The Bull’s Eye, I have looked forward to writing this column and always thought that I’d have a lot to say. However, this is my tenth attempt writing this final farewell and I’m struggling to put my experience at Diamond Bar High School into words. I believe the reason I am struggling is because I’m saying goodbye to a place that has taught me so much. 

Entering my freshman year, I had no idea of what I wanted to do while in high school or even what I wanted to pursue after graduation. I felt lost because all the other students around me seemed to know exactly what they were doing. They knew what clubs to join, what scores they needed and what goals they wanted to reach.

Meanwhile, I just joined whatever seemed to interest me. This led me to The Bull’s Eye and it was the best decision I could have made. Not only did The Bull’s Eye teach me about the amazing world of news but it also made me realize my passion for journalism. 

I will forever be grateful for the memories I have made while being a part of such an amazing student publication. I will miss standing on the football field holding my camera in hopes of getting the perfect shot, interviewing students and teachers and writing stories alongside the most genuine people. If you are reading this column and are thinking about taking Journalism next year, this is your sign to take it. 

Although this school year was full of changes, the determination of The Bull’s Eye remained constant. I will forever be proud of this year’s staff for continuing to put out an issue each month regardless of the obstacles that came with working fully through a computer screen. 

As for next year’s staff, that me and the other seniors will be leaving behind, I wish you all the best of luck. I’m excited to see what you do with The Bull’s Eye in the future. 

Certain individuals on this campus have also made an impact on me and I feel like now is the right time to give them some recognition. First, I would like to say thank you to Coach Cooke and the rest of the cross country team for always cheering me on and showing that if I fall I can always get back up. 

Also, thank you Mr. Patterson for supporting me in my academics and showing me that I am more than just my grades. I will miss coming into your office and you always knowing just what to say.

Lastly, thank you Mr. List for teaching me so much and taking the time to make me a better writer. You truly make an impact on every student you teach. Without you I would not be pursuing Journalism at University of Texas or would not have had such a great time contributing to the newspaper. 

Without further ado, thank you DBHS for the memories and opportunities. I feel like this school has prepared me very well for the next chapter of my life and I hope you continue to have an impact on the students that walk your halls.