By SmartKitty16 in The CH Times 28Well, I have an announcement. I'm leaving the mod team, and the Times team as well. It's not anyone's fault, I have a lot going on in my personal life and something had to go. Sadly, that ended up being leaving the Mod Squad. I've thought about this for a long time, and yeah it definitely not an easy decision to make. The new Editor of the Times will be @Arthur. Note that I will still be a member, however, just not too active. Feel free to ask me stuff on my AMA, however, it's hard for me to keep up a PM.
Credit for the title goes to Arthur. Thanks again for taking over the Times for me. I've wanted to run a newspaper for some time, and running the Times granted me my wish.
Also, thank you to all the contributors to this paper. YOU are the life of the paper.
Without further ado, here's my last CH Times entry.
~The CH News~ by @Theresa
CH News https://www.catholicharbor.com/topic/29849-excerpt-story-contest-no-5-sign-up/
@Bluebell is putting on a story contest if anyone is interested, more details are in the above link.^^
@Aussie_Girl has voting going on for the Therisan House Photography contest if anyone is interested, it's open to all Thersian House members.
@Trust_in_You_1931 is putting on a CH poetry Contest, more info here
House Columns by @SmartKitty16
@Hufflepuff Prefect has been hosting Franciscan Video Calls. Sounds like fun to me.
@Incorrect correction's meme topic currently has 57 pages, which is only 10 pages behind the main Chat topic of Franciscan.
@Aussie_Girl has posted the topic for voting for the Photography contest! There were 13 submissions, and I can tell you that yes it was very hard to pick just one.
The Photography gallery has 3 pages, mostly full of beautiful pictures of nature, including lots of flowers for the Photography contest.
@Eliza is hosting a Rhetorical Competition. Sounds interesting.
The latest debate is "R: Humans should try to lengthen their lives as long as possible."
Oh man, there's so much activity... XD Really, there's 5 pages of PJs, and 144 members.
There's no specific events going on, but really, just drop into the chat, it's really active.
Welcome Our Newest Members! by @SmartKitty16
And our newest admin Mr. Wagner!
CH Interviews by @Audrey
Topic: Old CH Members
what was your reaction to CH when you first joined, and why did you join?
Alison Wonderland: TWO COWS WALK INTO A BAR. ONE SAYS “MOOO MO MOOMMOMOO” AND THE OTHER SAYS, “STEVE. WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT?” AND SO I JOINED CATHOLICISM PIER AND WAS IMMEDIATELY STUNNED BY BOTH THE LACK OF COWS AND THE ABUNDANCE OF SAME AGED TEENAGERS THAT INHABITED (AND CONTINUE TO INHABIT) THIS PLACE. I JOINED BECAUSE I WAS SICK AND TIRED OF SEEING THE AD WHEN I LOGGED INTO MYSETON, AND I DON'T REGRET A THING. ALSO WHEN MY BROTHER JOINED (MERE HOURS BEFORE I DID), I MOST DEFINITELY CAUGHT A CASE OF “HATE ME CAUSE THEY AINT ME” AND 100% HAD THE URGE TO SIT AT THE KOOL KIDS TABLE WITH HIM AND ALL THE OTHER CRAZY PEOPLE ON THIS SITE.
Peter Hibl: First reaction was that everyone was pretty friendly and it was a nice place to share random thoughts and opinions in your head. And I joined because of friends and family were on it and I thought the concept sounded cool
Elizabeth of Narnia: I joined CH because I got an email from Seton that asked me to be one of the members in the test run of the Harbor, before it was opened to all Seton students. In all honesty, I don't remember having much of a reaction to joining, because I had no idea that it would become such a huge part of my life. I thought I would mess around on the site for a couple of days and never log in again, which is kind of how I am with everything. XD I do remember thinking how cool it was that I could talk to so many Catholic homeschoolers. It was so amazing to have that in common... I had never even spoken to another Seton student, I don't think. XD I also remember how truly kind and fun everyone was. As an introvert, I was terrified to even post, but everyone accepted me with open arms and was so nice. I was really grateful. If that hadn't happened, I don't think I would be on here today.
Mr. Rock: I joined CH because I was asked to "get the ball rolling" in an email from Seton (as I was part of the Seton Chess Club), and as it seemed like a cool thing, and the "next greatest thing", so me and my siblings signed up. I don't remember much for when I first logged in (almost three and a half years ago), but I think I was impressed with how nice the site looked (compared to the clunky SCC site) and how cool it was to be able chat with other kids (something new to me).
how has CH affected your life?
Alison Wonderland: CATHOLICISM PIER HAS AFFECTED MY LIFE IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE.
ONE OF THOSE REASONS BEING THE SECOND REASON WHICH IS THIRD OF ALL, I CANT STOP CLICKING ON MY REACTION NOTIFICATIONS TO LOOK AT MY OWN POST AND LAUGH AT MY OWN HEINOUS CRINGE. ITS TOTALLY HEINOUS. HEINOUS. SO ANYWAYS, TWO FOXES WALK INTO A BAR. ONE OF THEM SAYS “ “ AND THEN THE OTHER SAYS “FRANK. WHAT THE HECK WAS THAT?” AND SO I HAVE COME TO THE REALIZATION THAT CATHOLIC HARBOR HAS CHANGED MY LIFE FOR THE BETTER THANKS TO THESE WONDERFUL WACKOS I CALL MY FRIENDS. CANNOT IMAGINE WHERE I’D BE WITHOUT THEM
Peter Hibl: It has affected my life greatly because of how many awesome people I have met including my best friend and just having a community of people who have very similar lives as you
Elizabeth of Narnia: From almost the very beginning, Catholic Harbor has been an integral part of my life. I never dreamed that that would happen, but I truly can't imagine my life without it today. I could never, ever leave. I have made true friends, people I never dreamed I would find online. If someone had told me before I joined that some of my closest friendships would be with people I found on an internet forum, I would have laughed at them. I think almost anyone on CH would agree that this site has formed many real, close friendships that could never otherwise have been. The friends I have made here have changed my life, truly. I cannot imagine my life without them today.
Mr. Rock: The major ways CH has affected my life was with debating and positions I've held on here.
CH first opened up to me the idea of debating and defending positions, and since then CH's debating forum has sparked my interest and helped me improve at debating.
CH has also given me valuable opportunities in positions on CH, being able to lead the Seton Chess Club as its president for a year and help forward CH's mission by being one of its moderators presently.
throughout your time here, what has been your favorite change on CH?
Alison Wonderland: NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES. THANK YOU MYSTERIOUS JOE FOR DISABLING THE RECENT PROFILE VIEWERS AND THEN THEM BECOMING ENABLED AND THEN YOU DISABLING THEM AGAIN. 🤜🤛 WHAT A GUY. ALSO, I TAKE BACK MY OPENING STATEMENT, MYSTERIOUS JOE MOST DEFINITELY WEARS A CAPE. MY HERO. BY FAR THE BEST CHANGE ON CH. DOWN WITH RECENT PROFILE VIEWS. #HERO #MYSTERIOUSJOE #POUNDSIGN
Peter Hibl: My favorite change was the house system cuz it gave me the vibes and feeling of the site when it was smaller but still keeps the big community feeling as well
Elizabeth of Narnia: I've seen literally all the changes that have come to this site, and some have definitely been more controversial than others. XD I, personally, have supported every change, because I know Mr. Warren and the staff want what is best for the site, and they do everything they can to make the Harbor a fun, safe place. There have been three changes, however, that were my favorites. The first is when PMs were enabled. That was so early on and so long ago, that I doubt very many people remember it at all. XD That was a really important change, because if that hadn't happened, none of my friendships would have blossomed into what they are now. The second change that I loved was when CH moved from the old site/platform/whatever to Invision. That was super exciting and a HUGE deal. The best part was having a gallery after we switched. XD The last change that I really loved was the house systems. I think it's a really unique and wonderful way to bring people closer together and form friendships with people that might not have otherwise talked. Plus, I was so grateful to have the personal journals feature available.
Mr. Rock: My favorite technical change is definitely the additions of reactions- yes, reactions haven't always been here but are extremely useful, and something I can't image CH without.
As for a structural change, I like how Humorous Musings was started in place of Spam City. HM still provided the necessary outlet for fun and jokes on CH, yet still remained in the scope of CH's mission, as accessible to the non-Spam City goers (me included). Not to mention it has encouraged all those memes and other fun topics that give me a smile.
As always, thank you to @Theresa and @Audrey for your work. Also thank you to @JMJ001 when I started as editor. You helped me more than you know.
To think that this is over so soon.....
My last entry.
I honestly didn't think this would come so soon, I was expecting to stay a mod until I graduated. But things happen in life. It does hurt that I'm leaving, but I know it's for the best.
God Bless you all,
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