high school

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.

Lucie Terkowskia year ago
Freshman Year: High School
Some say these four years are the best years of your life; the archway, or the bridge of new opportunities full of new adventures. Some say these years go by so fast you really don't remember what hap...
Maurice Berniera year ago
The Trumpet Man!
I was born in the year of 1956. It was a great year. Many great people I know were born that year. My closest friends were born that year. As Frank Sinatra once sang, “It was a very good year.” Even t...
Jared Smitha year ago
ACT
Dear Jim, It is wonderful that you are about to take the ACT. However, it would seem that you need some questions answered first, which is reasonable. The ACT reading test is a 35 minute test with 40 ...
Katie Marchbanka year ago
Most Expensive Private High Schools in America
High school can teach you a lot. No, I'm not just talking about knowing what the powerhouse of the cell is, I'm talking about learning how to work together with people you might not like, make friends...
Angel Allsopa year ago
What Is Life Really Like After High School?
High school is and was the most social part of my life. In high school, you were able to make friends in the matter of a couple seconds of entering a class. Some friends you make freshman year stick w...
Steven Wallacea year ago
Mindfulness in Education
As schools increasingly emphasise cognitive intelligence, placing greater workloads, higher study expectations, and less free time on students shoulders, they should also take on the onus of mitigatin...
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Maya Krapfa year ago
Why School Should Start Later
Do you hate waking up in the morning? High school students are waking up as early as six o’clock to begin their day. Some even earlier! The unreasonable morning start times for schools work against th...
Abigail Younga year ago
"Be Yourself!" They Said
Being the one who stands out in high school can mean a multitude of things to different students. The kid who has an unhealthy obsession with Percy Jackson books, the girl in the back of the classroom...
N. Barghiela year ago
To Be A Big Kid
Walking down the hallway of my high school at the beginning of lunch on May 2nd, I see one, two, three girls with a full face of makeup pass by. I try to make out what they’re saying through the noise...
Mike Lefkoa year ago
Failure Apparently IS an Option
Failure…apparently IS an option. I see it every day. Smart young minds choosing not to try. It used to be students who had a hard time learning in school would act up, and become behavior problems, bu...
Finishing School with a Chronic Illness
As I am typing this, the lyrics "I know it's hard when you're falling down, and it's a long way up when you hit the ground, get up now, get up now, get up now" from "On Top of the World" by Imagine Dr...
Maddie Rickera year ago
Underappreciated Music Programs in Education
Budget cuts throughout the U.S. have caused severe losses in funding to public school music programs. Furthermore, under appreciated programs then suffer because of low participation rates, lack of eq...
Monica Bennetta year ago
High School in the 20th Century Part 2
She looked like a kind, little old lady, but Miss Ramel was like a tiger in striking position. She was an English teacher and our beloved drama coach. We could get pretty goofy at times, like memorizi...
Monica Bennetta year ago
High School In the 20th Century Part 1
I had attended Catholic school for most of my life, except for kindergarten and first grade. Have you ever seen a kite that's broken loose from its string flying higher and higher in the breeze? That'...
Kaleigh Whitea year ago
Humility
"I believe I'm a good person. You know, I think that there's good in everyone, but—here we are: first day of senior year. And uh... I look around at these kids that I've known all my life and I ask my...
A Day in the Life of Vincent Tyminski
It's always interesting to me to hear about other people's days. Why? I believe it has something to do with me being a writer. Some people have the oddest days of their life and I love to capture the ...
Joe Chesshera year ago
Student Leadership #002
The Art of The Debate…Joes Way Your game plan for how you debate is going to be influenced by many factors one of which will be how much opposition you face, if you face little opposition, it will be ...
Carolina Finaua year ago
10 Ways to Make High School Easier
Because in college, you should already know.