2020 has felt like one of those long-winded, unrealistic movies you watch on a whim with your friends, which you give up on halfway through when keeping up with the plot starts to give you a headache (P.S. The movie probably stars Dwayne Johnson). Unfortunately, unlike those movies, there was no magical off-button that could end this year. Finally, we are approaching the end-credits, and are awaiting 2020’s swansong.
Coronavirus pulled the rug out from under us in March, wrecking any plans we could have had for the year. The closing of schools for three months, and the cancellation of most school events, left the SeMeSter team with little to write about aside from COVID 19. Despite this, the launch of the SeMeSter website took place as planned, and it was a massive step towards modernising the paper and making it more easily accessible for parents. It wouldn’t have been possible without Mrs du Toit’s sleepless nights and the help of Mr Christo Norton, who set up the website for us.
It goes without saying that this year’s matric class have had an incredibly rough go of it, so they all deserve massive congratulations for making it through the year and coming out the other side.
The members of the SeMeSter Editorial Team wish everyone well for the festive season and a happy new year.
Here’s to hoping 2021 is less of a trainwreck…