Senior year is supposed to be the best year of high school, right? Well not for the class of 2021. This year I am a senior at Homewood-Flossmoor High School and COVID-19 really screwed up my hopes for having the best senior year ever.
When Tom Houlihan decided to retire from the Chronicle, Marilyn Thomas and I knew that would leave a big pair of shoes to fill. Tom brought a half century of journalism experience to the project of building a local newspaper for Homewood and Flossmoor.
As it happened, Tom’s last gift to the newspaper and the community was to recruit Randall Weissman to step into his editing position.
Day 1, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020
I wake up at 11 a.m. I cannot remember the last time I slept all night long and woke up that late. I hadn’t set the alarm, so I figured my body just needed to make up for the previous hectic week. I had no idea that the fatigue was just beginning.