Matilde Bechet & Shania Kuo Editors-In-Chief (2017-Present)
Dear Harbour Voice readers,
My name is Matilde Bechet, and all you need to know about me is that I am a senior, an avid reader, a candid person, and a dedicated student. I know these qualities will help me as I take on my role as Co-Editor-in-Chief, along with Shania Kuo, of The Harbour Voice. I understand that in the twenty-first century it is difficult to ignore social media and dive into reading a newspaper such as The Harbour Voice. Nevertheless, I intend to disintegrate this mentality with the goal of writing articles that serve the student body well. This year, The Harbour Voice will continue its journey of promoting its print and online issues. It is our staff’s mission to provide students and faculty with the opportunity to read the news our student reporters write regularly. It will be our goal to inform our community about critical events. The Harbour Voice staff welcomes contributions and commentating from all students in grades 9-12. Remember: you do not have to be an aspiring journalist to contribute to The Harbour Voice. You just have to have a voice.
Thank you for reading The Harbour Voice. I’m thrilled to be one of your Editors-in-Chief this year!
Although I have been writing fictional stories for several years, I began to write for The Harbour Voice only last year. Since then, I have fallen in love with journalism, and I aim to deliver the news as accurately as possible. Although my focus has been on politics, I am expanding my specialities to accurately portray Oyster Bay High School’s student body. Granted this amazing opportunity in my junior year, I will make this newspaper the best I can alongside my Co-Editor, Matilde Bechet.
Last year’s Editor-in-Chief, Steven Keehner, made great strides to nurture one of our most successful years for The Harbour Voice. Even though he has since graduated, I will take this opportunity to grow alongside the community and further the potential of our newspaper. In the future, readers can look forward to podcasts of student discussions of articles!
The Oyster Bay Community is a warm and welcoming community, and I’m eager to continue reporting accurate news. As our staff grows with talented writers, I will strive to fulfill my role in protecting the integrity of our newspaper and provide quality articles for readers. Thank you.
Shania Kuo, Co-Editor-in-Chief
Steven Keehner Editor-In-Chief (2016-2017)
Dear Harbour Voice readers,
Welcome back! I am excited to finally be your Editor-in-Chief for this school year. Ever since I began writing for The Harbour Voice two years ago, I knew that this was where I wanted to end up. I’m very honored to have this role, and while taking over for my predecessor, Wendy Finn, will certainly be a difficult challenge, it’s one I’m ready to take on. This is a huge year for The Harbour Voice, as we are launching our online paper, TheHarbourVoice.Org, along with our standard printed issues. I’m thrilled to lead The Harbour Voice into this new era, even if I’ll only have one year to make the most out of it. I want to make the paper something that truly represents the heart of OBHS: the students. With new additions such as our "Literary/Art" and "La Voz Hispana" sections, I hope to achieve this goal. I hope you enjoy our work this school year; we as a staff work very hard to ensure that what we write is of the highest quality for you, our readers. Thank you.