The Voice celebrates six years of publishing in Temple City.
Written by AMY FAN / Published July 20, 2012
Since its creation in 2006, Temple City Voice has been active in covering local events and news from its student perspective.
As another year comes to a close, the current staff looks back on the past successes and challenges.
Founder Matthew Wong asks, “Has it been six years already?”
Wong created the group as senior in Temple City High School and the group has been expanding ever since.
Now boasting of a new photography team and expanded operations team, Temple City Voice is bigger than it has ever been before, rising from humble beginnings.
Soon, the current Editor and Senior Editor will step down for the new executive team members to take their place and Temple City Voice will start with a new staff once more.
Founder Wong is especially grateful for the continuing successful progress.
“I’m definitely proud of all the accomplishments we’ve had so far,” says Wong. “We have been the leading civic organization in promoting community awareness about Temple City.”
Besides just publishing issues weekly, Temple City Voice also sponsors local events to raise awareness about local politics and government.
“What I am most proud of is our past co-sponsorships of candidates’ forums for local City Council and School Board elections,” says Wong. I’m also very proud of the fact that over the past six years, we have taught our students a little more about their community.”
The Voice’s advisor, Lu Chen, also is happy to see the Voice progress into what it is today.
“I feel TCV has come a long way since it was first founded by Matthew in 2006,” explains Chen. “Its success today is all due to the dedication and effort of its staff members from the past. To describe where TCV is at right now is like describing how far a building has been completed. Right now, TCV has only completed the foundation. It still has a long way to maturity.”
The new editor and senior editor, Yinting Huang and Tiffany Kha will take over in early to mid-August, and much hope is set into the two young leaders.
“I am definitely confident enough to say that with them, TCV will be starting a new year with new ideas and plans,” says Chen. “I am looking forward to working with them in the coming year.”