High school made less stressful; a roundup of high school horror stories and tips on asking your date to prom, preparing for college and much more.
How to Survive Your School Days
School days can be some of the most stressful, tiring, and important days of your life. You constantly have homework, always feel like you have to do more, and are contemplating what you would like to do with your life in the future. This is an article to help you along the way with your school life or a guide of what to tell your children to help them get through it.
Things I Wish I Had Known at the Start of High School
Take my advice! 6. The friends you have now, most likely won’t stay long. It happens to everyone. You may come into high school with a big crowd of friends who you think are gonna stick by your side no matter what. But somehow, something has to start it. Maybe one of your friends started dating your ex. Or you make plans to hang out with certain friends and not other friends. Even college could rip you guys apart. Just know that you may have one or two by your senior year. Not everyone is gonna stay.
As a public school student for the last 14 years, I would like to make a complaint. The most famous things we hear is about the dress code. We have meetings and assemblies and things are out on the announcements and we never hear the end of it.
Do you remember doing fundraisers in school, like selling chocolate bars at football games? Yeah, I don’t like them anymore, either. I mean, my younger antisocial self didn’t like them in the first place, but one incident really set the bar for my dislike of them and completely stripped the fun out of fundraisers.
What It's like to Be Bullied
After spending 14 years of my 20-year life in school I can simply say that these school years were, and most probably are, going to be the worst years of my life. Compared to most people who have experienced school, they can say whether they were one of the "popular" kids, smart kids, "average" kids or just the kids that were never really taken much notice of during their years at school. However, I have only met a handful of people who I know that have been bullied to either nearly the extent that I had been bullied to or some even worse to what I had experience.
School Taught Us to Research...
I'm sure you've seen this meme floating around in various forms all over social media. Many people are quick to agree, but chances are they are dead wrong.
Early Graduation Was Almost Not Worth It
There was no way I was going to make it through another year at this school. There was no way in hell that I could handle being herded into class rooms along with the other sheep. Sitting in hard plastic desks struggling to stay awake and fighting the endless daydreams in order to get work done that I didn't care about and knew I would never do again after school had ended. I'll never need to calculate a hypotenuse or annotate a text again. I couldn't handle another year of eating the flavorless food that almost seems to purposely make students irritable and lethargic. I couldn't handle any more budget cuts to my art and cooking classes. I couldn't handle reading The Catcher in the Rye again. I couldn't handle a third principal coming in and disrupting what I had become accustomed to for the third time. In fact I am not the only student who feels this way. Since I've been in high school there have been countless protests and 2 walk outs, one of which happened just last week because to us, nobody seems to care about us and what we need when it comes to our education.
The Mysterious Disappearance of Saint Eustace the Unfortunate
An Introduction People are quick to say that secondary school is the bane of their existence. It's that horrid place, with horrid memories and heartbreaks. It's the place where the ugly and vertically challenged sit at the bottom of the food chain; gazing longingly at the beautiful beings above. And yes, they're right. They couldn't be more accurate. There are countless books, movies, therapy sessions, and tv shows centred around this mysterious place. This hub of horrors, this den of disease, this... well, I suppose you get the picture. What I'm trying to say is, I know it's a bit overdone. Everyone likes to tell their secondary school story. And I'm about to tell you another one, in third person. That's right. I'm not a character in this story, I'm the narrator. You'll never catch me! Don't worry, this isn't going to be the British version of Gossip Girl. That show was overrated anyway. What's going to happen here is that I'm going to walk you through a series of events that changed the history of a very prestigious school. Let me set it up with a bit of context:
Rebel Without a Book
Banned books has always been a subject that fascinates me. Some are banned for truly ludicrous reasons, like the previous banning of Alice in Wonderland in China's Hunan province (circa 1931) for "displaying anthropomorphised animals acting on the same complexity level as humans." Censor General Ho Chien believed, at the time, that it would teach children to view animals and humans on the same level, with "disastrous" consequences. Some, like The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, are banned for downright offensive reasons (banned in Lebanon for portraying Jewish people in "too favourable a light").
Since school has already started, and I know a few people already seem tired of it, I figured I would share my brainstormed ideas on how to survive it! (Okay, how I survive school, haha!)
Should School Be Easier?
As someone who just barely started high school, what would I know about the educational system? Well, after all, I have been attending school for nine years, which is enough for me to understand the flaws of the system. In this story, I will be talking about the scheduling of school, the way that teachers teach, and the overall affect of school.
How to Survive Rehearsal
Do you ever wonder what a peaceful rehearsal is like? For a lot of theatre companies, a calm, easy-going rehearsal is a very rare occurrence. The typical pre-show rehearsal usually involves misplaced props, a long line for the bathroom, and at least one temper tantrum. Don’t worry, there are a few things you can do to survive your six hours in the black box. If you use your time wisely, find a way to avoid getting mobbed for food, and make sure you have a pencil at all times, your rehearsal might be a bit more bearable.