Newsroom Bonds Over Wordle Activity


Kate Hirschen

Co-Editor-in-Chief Edan Zinn ’23 leads the Wordle activity.

As a fun activity for the first semester of the school year, the newsroom decided to partake in its own Wordle challenge. After becoming popular last year, Wordle has entranced millions of people nationwide. 

Every Wednesday during the first period of the day, each newsroom member completes the Wordle challenge and records it into a shared spreadsheet. The scores from each week get added together, and the winner is the person with the lowest score. 

With the first semester coming to an end, the newsroom has selected its winner.

Sports Editor Nico Jaffer ’23 came out on top with 40 points.

“Every week I have to come to Wednesday morning journalism, put my head down and grind,” Jaffer said. “I’m thankful for everyone who competed against me and I’m looking forward to whatever next semester brings.”

“I think at first I started just to do the Wordle for fun, but then as I realized I was on the leaderboard, I started to focus more winning and started to get it done is the least amount of tries,” Edward Flint ’26, who finished in fourth place with 58 points, said.

Recently, the editors decided to up the stakes of the competition by adding prizes.

“First place winner Nico Jaffer will receive the candy of his choice,” Co-Editor-In-Chief Edan Zinn ’23 said. “I think we wanted to add prizes because it gives something to look forward to at the end of the competition.”

Though newsroom members agree the challenge has been fun, they are ready to move on to something new for the next semester.