high school

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  • McKie Hunt
    Published 10 months ago
    I've Been Waiting for This Day to Come for 13 Years

    I've Been Waiting for This Day to Come for 13 Years

    I have waited for this day since I was in eighth grade, just wanting to be done with people that don't care about me, the homework, and get my diploma. Now that i'm a senior, I can taste the end, and it tastes good.
  • Paisley Hansen
    Published 11 months ago
    Fund Education Don't Underfund

    Fund Education Don't Underfund

    Funding can be problematic for many if it is not used in the right way. Certain areas in the education system can become overfunded and other areas become underfunded due to not having a sufficient budget to provide the essential recourses for the students. Some education systems like schools now do not have enough funding to provide the proper resources for their students. This can become a burden for the parents or guardians, the teachers, the students and even the taxpayer. Underfunding will damage a community and will create a lot of problems if the funding is not recognized and fixed.
  • Brie Lynn
    Published 11 months ago
    My School Failed Me for Being LGBTQ

    My School Failed Me for Being LGBTQ

    Growing up in a small beach town in New Jersey is a life that parents dream of for their children. The popular summer destination, nestled on a Cape May County Island, was my year-round reality. Being in walking distance to the beach, attending great schools, and living in a town that is considered safe and supportive for families, was more than my parents ever imagined to be possible.
  • Skunk Uzeki
    Published 12 months ago
    What Every Parent Needs to Know About Specialty Schools

    What Every Parent Needs to Know About Specialty Schools

    "Did you go to private school? Public? You're so well-spoken for someone without a degree!"
  • Jordanna Romano
    Published 12 months ago
    Five Years Later

    Five Years Later

    It's been about five years since I graduated high school. On June 12th, 2014, my former peers that I would typically see daily and I, finally threw our graduation caps in the air and went our separate ways.
  • Rich Monetti
    Published 12 months ago
    Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Mt. Kisco Hosts Undoing Racism Workshop

    Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Mt. Kisco Hosts Undoing Racism Workshop

    In the fall of 2014, Reverend Kym McNair, Associate Minister at Antioch Baptist Church in Bedford Hills, was excited to receive an invitation to attend a workshop at Fox Lane on diversity, racism and white privilege. Unfortunately, pushback from a vocal part of the community forced school superintendent, Dr. Jere Hochman to cancel the initiative. At the same time, local clergy like herself decided that engaging in the vitriol was not conducive to advancing the best possible outcome.
  • Emma Lee
    Published 12 months ago
    An Open Letter to School Districts: Where Is the Money for Performing Arts?
  • Ryanne Briley
    Published about a year ago
    Is What I'm Learning Really Useful?

    Is What I'm Learning Really Useful?

    Hello my name is Ryanne. I'm currently in high school—let me rephrase that, I'm currently I'm hell. Also, a quick side note: This is my first story I'm fighting about. I like venting a lot, but never have anyone to vent to so hopefully I can gain some readers on here who will hear my voice as I try to speak out against the shit I believe in. Alright back to the story, I hope you enjoy!
  • Analyce Hennessey
    Published about a year ago
    Top 5 Websites and Apps for High School Students
  • Tyler
    Published about a year ago
    The Little Things in Life...

    The Little Things in Life...

    Hi, my name is Tyler, I'm gonna give a brief explanation of my life that will later follow into a whole story of the things I deal with in my life. Since graduating high school, life as really smacked me in the face without even giving me a heads up. I never knew that you really had to work for the things you want if you want them or need them. For example, almost everyone in high school lives a carefree life with barely any worries in the world other than trying to pass the next quarter. Me and my friends would fuck around and cheat off of each other while pretty much letting the one friend do all the work and getting full credit for it. Those were the days me and my friends still latch onto, while constantly reminding each other of stupid funny memories we had in class. I can remember this one teacher I had named Mr. Reinard who would teach all the science classes along with another teacher we had named Mrs. Flanagan; I'll get to her later. Anyway Mr. Reinard was a soft-spoken man who really never put his foot down when it came to getting the class under control, he would often get made fun off cause he was heavy set, students even assumed he was gay for the hand gestures he made and the way he spoke. Mostly, no one cared, but it just happened that a friend of mine found him on a gay dating app and of course, that got around like wildfire. Even some of the students would go up to him and ask if he was gay, which I thought was funny as hell, but of course, he found it to be an invasion of privacy and got offended for even being asked. But this one particular time when he was teaching, a girl in our class had her phone out and sat in the first row near the whiteboard and Mr. Reinar, of course, scolded her.
  • Savanna Vine
    Published about a year ago
    Growing in Performing Arts and Passion

    Growing in Performing Arts and Passion

    Fanning the passionate and artistic flame inside of young people is a critical notion for our society to learn. Here is the story of my passion for the performing arts.
  • Zachary Boulanger
    Published about a year ago
    Here It Comes

    Here It Comes

    It's the moment I've been waiting for since as long as I can remember, school as I know it is coming to an end and I couldn't be more excited. For so long, all I could think about is how much I dislike school, and how badly I wanted to grow up and live my own life—instead of someone else's fixed agenda. To me, school hasn't felt fulfilling. It hasn't felt like it was preparing me for the "real world;" whatever that is. But school wasn't all so bad.