In the Spring of 1990, my family moved from the ‘burbs of Buffalo, New York to the ‘burbs of Cleveland, Ohio. For my Junior year at Chagrin Falls High School, I signed up for the Newspaper class, which allowed me to write and edit the school newspaper.
As the new kid, either I or my advisor pitched the idea of writing a column from the perspective of a new student, hence “New York Sate of Mind.” I ended up writing six of these columns, along with sports articles my Junior year, which is what this post will cover.
From what I recall, I didn’t exactly get off on the best foot with the student body. My first column was a tongue-in-cheek piece in which I interview myself. I took a decidedly more serious tone in the second column, which criticized the underage drinking, and by extension, drunk driving, of my classmates.
In future pieces, I covered some current events, politics and sports, which included the always good for a laugh title, “Baseball salaries out of hand.” Understatement, indeed.