With KZINE’s Annual Meeting coming up, one suddenly realises that scarily enough, yet another year has passed. What is even more scary is that a number of things that we sometimes forget to reflect upon have seemed to happened during this year. The year is of course 2014, a number that not too far ago belonged to present day. However, instead of forgetting all about the previous year (which perhaps would not have been such a bad idea), let’s look back to see what really happened. The place is Kungsholmens Gymnasium and KZINE.
At first when we look back at 2014, quite a lot of memories come flooding back. There were the beer nominations, and the argument about why this was good or bad. Shortly after someone stated that we need to talk about sexy ducks, and the, as always, very hyped (some would say too hyped) Student Union elections held place.
While some of us enjoyed an april’s fool joke stating that the Läroverksfejd would be canceled, others found themselves panicking as a consequence of the very same joke. Fortunately it was soon revealed that LvF would happen, and that it was the most fun of the entire year.
KZINE also made an attempt to fulfill the secret plan of expanding outside of KG, by making a reportage of Södra Latin’s pride week. Unfortunately (or perhaps not) the media platform seems to still be pretty much based at this school. The plan of leaving the idea of just being some school magazine was more successful with the radio project that started this year.
As there is a kind of love-hate-relationship between KZINE and the Student Union, there just had to be an article explaining the words “3,5 åk hem” when SU representatives happened to make a mistake. Some called this a piece of serious journalism, while others meant that everyone should be able to enjoy themselves with a nice, cold beer. We say let us move on and focus on that the Student Union arranged a project where a few students went to Belarus and met with Student organisations that are illegal there.
As politics seems to have become rather hip among youths, especially before the Swedish elections, a series of interviews were published, featuring previous (and some present) KG students that are involved in various political parties.
A few months later, when everyone was looking forward to the Christmas holidays, something too important to ignore came. As the rumour about the IB classes being moved from the school started to circulate, a lot of students and teachers got involved in a campaign to keep IB in KG. Even though manifestations were arranged and an open letter to the director of Stockholm’s gymnasiums was published, the decision to remove the IB programme from KG appears to remain unchanged.
Other major developments have happened within KZINE. As a radio studio has been constructed, KZINE is no longer just a magazine but an association that also involves student radio producing. Making another printed edition was also a great bit of fun, and so was the project of starting up an editorial for the online magazine. The most awesome thing this year however, was probably the new professional website.
As all this has made the association grow, one might start to fear that KZINE will become more like the Student Union. Well it may now be revealed that the returning joke of the year (or serious secret plan, who knows?) in the KZINE board, has not been to become the Student Union, but simply to take over it. This might be a sign saying that it is time for the (much too confident?) board to step down and let a new generation take over. So students of KG, do not hesitate to take over KZINE!