Why High School Doesn't Matter At All

Why High School Doesn't Matter At All

I’m not living my life in the past — I’m just living.
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This is probably an unpopular opinion if you’re still in high school or you just graduated, but high doesn’t matter at all. When I say that I’m not trying to discount all the friends I made or my experiences because I love my high school squad. I’m saying who you were in high school, what club you were president of or how popular you were does not matter.

I’m not living my life in the past — I’m just living. I’ve done stupid things like everyone has and I’ve honestly wondered what people think of me when I come back into my high school town. Does any of it really matter? Does it matter that I kissed that boy back in the fall of my senior year or that I had an ongoing conflict with some girl in my class? Not really. High school is petty and you’re petty, too if your high school years are long gone and you’re still all caught up in that sh*t.

I’m here for reminiscing and thinking about the good days when I didn’t have a worry in the world about finals and I always slept a good seven to eight hours a night. I love the senior year days where I didn’t have any homework and I never studied. I miss my class of 2016 homies and weekly senior skip days at the beach, but I’m not living in the past. I loved my high school experiences for what they were. I learned to not let people walk all over me and to just have fun. High school taught me not to care and boy, I used to care. I worried about what every single person thought of me, I apologized for everything and cared about stupid things. The day I graduated was one of the happiest days of my life and it was #relatable to say you hated high school, but I never did. I’m not stuck there either — I moved on with my life.

I'm not saying there is a right way to go about things either. Go to college if you want or don’t. It’s whatever. But, move on because high school is four years and it really doesn’t matter that much. Whether you’re in high school, in college, working or an adult this all applies to you, life is a series of events and you shouldn’t be stuck in one chapter.

Thanks for all the memories, THS class of 2016. I know all of you are kicking butt out there in the world.

Cover Image Credit: Lindsey Ocock

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22 Seriously Hilarious Tweets About Being A Big Or Little In A Sorority

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12. She outweighs the end of the world in importance, sorry not sorry

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15. I really bought her gifts, months in advance

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18. Mock us if you must

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Dear Universities, Please Hire Good Professors

I didn't sign up for tens of thousands dollars in student loans to teach myself in several courses.

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Have you ever had that one professor who completely ruined a class for you? Whether it was because they have zero teaching skills, clearly didn't want to be there or spoke almost no English, they made life hell for you. The sad thing is that I've had way too many of these cases and I'm only a sophomore in college.

The whole point of attending university is being taught by experts in your field, who will take extra time of their day to help you understand difficult concepts, thoroughly explain during their lectures and transform you into successful professionals one day. Getting a degree is not an easy task; students have heavy course loads to juggle with extracurriculars and on-campus jobs as well. We rely on professors to teach us so that we can do the work easily.

I did not sign up to be tens of thousands of dollars in debt from student loans so that researchers, who have never taught a day in their life, are forced to lecture me on cell biology because the university requires them to be professors to do research here.

Any grade school teacher will say that they went into this profession because they love TEACHING. They spend time on making lesson plans and working out ways to explain one concept five different times for students who might not get it the first time around, even if it's teaching introductory biology to 7th graders when they have a master's degree in that field. It should be the same way with college professors. If you don't have an education degree, you shouldn't be teaching. Plain and simple. I want to love a class because my professor makes it interesting and clearly loves what they're doing, not because they're just here to do research. We can't learn well just by teaching ourselves a difficult course of brand new material.

Now, before you argue with me that immigrants have every right to teach here, I'm going to stop you. I'm the child of immigrants, so I'm all for them to work here. The difference is that my parents worked their butts off to become fluent enough in English to become successful in their jobs. If you are going to teach at an American university in English, please for crying out loud, be able to speak and understand the language well enough to communicate with students properly. I don't care if you have an accent, I just want my questions understood and answered in a way I can comprehend.

What happened to putting the students, on whom pays this institution millions intuition, first? I can't become a successful Physician Assistant without the professors who put forth 110% effort into making sure I understand the material and made me love my major. They are the ones who deserve those jobs, not some fancy Ivy League researcher who thinks they're above public state university students. The ones who will meet with you outside of office hours to go over exams, come to your exam review sessions and stay after with you to discuss questions, even though it's late and they have a kid at home, are the kind of people that should be hired over others.

So dear American universities,

Give me what I'm paying for.

Sincerely,

An angry college student who will pay tuition for your graduate school as well.

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