Announcements From the Future
Liam Bischoff ’15
The next Diane Sawyer, Matt Lauer, or maybe even Mike Teavee, from Charlie and the Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, may be sitting next to you in math class and you don’t even know it. SI’s latest technological innovation, SI TV, is coming to a screen near you, replacing the anonymous, disembodied voice that reads “the announcements.”(Not to be confused of course with the distinguished, melodic, and comforting voices of Mr. Gotch and Ms. Levine).
Most of us used to listen half-heartedly to the announcements themselves while we tried to figure out whose voice was actually doing the day’s reading. But, in this new era of using screens to learn everything, it appears that Mr. Joo and Mr. Gamble have partnered with SI students to deliver an innovative way of conveying announcements -- through our own video broad- cast. Mr. Joo offered, "The best and scariest thing
Is that it’s brand new. So, we’re finding solutions on the fly, creating things that make us proud, and making a lot of mistakes in the process. On Monday and Thursday afternoons in the beta computer lab, it's controlled chaos whipping up an episode from thin air, but guess what...It's so much fun."
Never have co-curriulars looked so sexy as they do on the small screen. For example, the drum corps video, starring Patrick Anderson ’14, was positively artsy. Eoin Lyons ’15 commented, “I love the fact that different clubs can submit a short clip to be played in the announcement video. That really helps get each club better known.” And those goofy sophomores who painted themselves red & blue to cheer on the football Wildcats? Yeah, you get to see them up close and personal on SI TV instead of just hear- ing rumors about them on Monday morning.
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