Why You Should Join The Dig

by Charlie Norgaard

My first year in the Dig has been an experience to savor.

I’ve learned so much and have become significantly closer to a community that I had paid little attention to for so long, quickly realizing that the Dig truly does serve as the voice of the school.

Despite all that the Dig has to offer, we have struggled to gain much needed members over the last few trimesters, and fear that interest may decline in future years.

To be fair, the Dig has a pretty strange dynamic. During the hour long activity, the members of the Dig are usually seen following a similar routine. In the center of the room, the three editors are all squeezed awkwardly into one table, usually arguing over school policies with Kara Tambellini, which never seems to come to a complete resolution.

On the other side of the room, you can usually find Sahil Veeramoney and Colin Bock foaming at the mouth as they spout about the Cavaliers and Warriors while Daniel Park moderates the discussion, making sure no one takes it “too far.”

Meanwhile, Asa Brown and Noah Wali suffocate from laughter as they listen to Teddy Siker recite his flawless interpretations of Gucci Mane lyrics (which, admittedly, is a thing of true beauty).

Then, along the outskirts are the other writers who tend to be a little more subdued (Isabelle Saba, Isabelle Riser, and yours truly), who like to spectate from a distance.

See, every writer on the Dig has a distinct personality, and therefore approaches each story with a unique perspective; I think that’s why the Dig thrives, and why it’s so important. 

So this is the part where I appeal to others to join the Dig and make your own voices heard.

The Dig is in constant need of fresh ideas and new perspectives. It is invigorating, thought-provoking, and, at the very least, super entertaining. Being part of the Dig will also give you the inside scoop on all of the latest OES news and drama. Additionally, you don’t need much writing skill at all, which you’ve probably already concluded if you’ve ever read the vast majority of my own articles — random, delirious midnight rants fueled by Shot Bloks and one too many bowls of Honey Nut Cheerios. 

If you want to be a part of the ‘voice of OES’, then JOIN THE DIG. You will not regret it, I can promise you that.

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