High School... Just How We Always Imagined It

High School... Just How We Always Imagined It

"High school? Bullsh-t. The cafeteria is called the Nutrition Center, people wear their letter jackets even when it's 98 degrees out. And why do they give out letter jackets to marching band? It's not a sport. We all know it."
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Some people would say that high school is the best four years of your life. Others, myself included, would argue that things could have gone a little better back then. In a perfect world, I'm sure high school would have pretty much gone the same for most of us: we'd be a part of the popular crowd, captain of the sports team, or lead in the school play; we would have perfect grades, summer internships, and we would wish for nothing. Unfortunately, this is not a movie, and we can't always get exactly what we wish for. That said, here's a little bit of valuable advice for all incoming freshman (you know, if this were a movie).


Spontaneous outbreaks of song and dance. Unbeknownst to me, you're actually way more likely to witness the drama club's newest performance in the cafeteria, as opposed to the main stage in the auditorium. Shocking, huh? You might be surprised to find out that every single day, people will break out into super spontaneous (and somehow, perfectly synchronized!?) song and dance. Sometimes in the cafeteria, sometimes in the hallways, and sometimes even in the gym; we don't know exactly how everyone seems to know exactly what words to say, but we do know one thing: we live for the dance numbers and songs, which are always somehow about the newest drama, taking place at that very moment.


Unlimited hallway time. Contrary to popular belief, passing period is actually forty five minutes long, and faculty encourages you to hangout with your friends at your lockers. Teachers attempt to inspire students to spend their time spreading details about this weekend's wild and crazy house party (at an insanely beautiful house that literally no one's parents could afford), and hearing the rumors that your least favorite teacher is about to spring a pop quiz on the class. Staff also motivates students to hold dramatic showdowns between friend groups, and to acknowledge the most popular of the school's cliques, with the most fitting of names (we all remember The Plastics, right?).


Group projects are only with your friends. Group projects are inevitable, but who can really complain when, even though your enemy will probably be in the mix, you're apt to get grouped with all of your friends and your crush. And it will definitely be for your English class. That's basically the only class you'll ever have to go to. And your teacher will be brand new; he'll be right out of college. And he'll be hot. And he'll write on a chalkboard, because those totally still exist.


High school has taught me many things: You almost always make friends in detention. Love triangles are always neatly resolved, Cinderella style, at your prom, which is so flawless that it literally changes your entire life. Seriously, prom queen is the highest honor ever, there will be a super cool band that will play their one (bizarrely popular) song, and there is a 100% chance that the punch will get spiked. The popular girls will offer you a once-in-a-lifetime makeover, which will miraculously make you popular. Money is not an issue... for anyone. Football rivalries are a BIG deal. You'll probably eat lunch in the bathroom at least once, but it will never be on food fight day. And last but not least, the dorky girl ALWAYS gets the guy- the hot guy. You know, the one who just broke up with his super hot head cheerleader girlfriend? Or maybe even that super hot new English teacher. We all know how it works. "You've got your freshman, ROTC guys, preps, JV jocks, Asian nerds, cool Asians, Varsity jocks, unfriendly black hotties, girls who eat their feelings, girls who don't eat anything, desperate wannabees, burnouts, sexually active band geeks... and the greatest people you will ever meet, and the worst." Welcome to high school.

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50 One-Liners College Girls Swap With Their Roomies As Much As They Swap Clothes

"What would I do without you guys???"
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1. "Can I wear your shirt out tonight?"

2. "Does my hair look greasy?"

3. "We should probably clean tomorrow..."

4. "What should I caption this??"

5. "Is it bad if I text ____ first??"

6. "Should we order pizza?"

7. *Roommate tells an entire story* "Wait, what?"

8. "How is it already 3 AM?"

9. "I need a drink."

10. "McDonalds? McDonalds."

11. "GUESS WHAT JUST HAPPENED."

12. "Okay like, for real, I need to study."

13. "Why is there so much hair on our floor?"

14. "I think I'm broke."

15. "What do I respond to this?"

16. "Let's have a movie night."

17. "Why are we so weird?"

18. "Do you think people will notice if I wear this 2 days in a row?"

19. "That guy is so stupid."

20. "Do I look fat in this?"

21. "Can I borrow your phone charger?

22. "Wanna go to the lib tonight?"

23. "OK, we really need to go to the gym soon."

24. "I kinda want some taco bell."

25. "Let's go out tonight."

26. "I wonder what other people on this floor think of us."

27. "Let's go to the mall."

28. "Can I use your straightener?"

29. "I need coffee."

30. "I'm bored, come back to the room."

31. "Should we go home this weekend?"

32. "We should probably do laundry soon."

33. "Can you see through these pants?"

34. "Sometimes I feel like our room is a frat house..."

35. "Guys I swear I don't like him anymore."

36."Can I borrow a pencil?"

37. "I need to get my life together...."

38. "So who's buying the Uber tonight?"

39. "Let's walk to class together."

40. "Are we really pulling an all-nighter tonight?"

41. "Who's taking out the trash?"

42. "What happened last night?"

43. "Can you help me do my hair?"

44. "What should I wear tonight?"

45. "You're not allowed to talk to him tonight."

46. "OMG, my phone is at 1 percent."

47. "Should we skip class?"

48. "What should we be for Halloween?"

49. "I love our room."

50. "What would I do without you guys???"

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4 Things My Brother Taught me Before he turned 4

4 of many lessons my beloved sibling has brought to my attention in the last four years

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On July 19, my sweet baby brother is turning four years old. And while to many that doesn't sound like a milestone or a big deal, it is. My sibling and I had a love-hate relationship from the start, as anyone would expect from an only child for 15 glorious years. That love-hate relationship quickly turned into all love, laughter and life lessons.

1. Have Fun

Quite obviously shown above in the photo, my baby brother and I have fun with each other all the time. He may just be my best friend, with his comforting words when he knows I'm sad- or just stubbed my toe- or his tickles that make me giggle like no other. I can always count on my best friend to make me laugh and have fun with me.

2. Manners Manners Manners

Having a younger sibling that follows you around and acts like a mocking bird, helps you to quickly reevaluate your actions and sayings. Having my brother, Brody, around helped me to freshen up on my mannerisms. I would frankly be embarrassed if we were to go out and he didn't say thank you or please when necessary. My father, however, took manners to the next level, the boyfriend material level... all before the age of four. When I venture out of our home with Brody or our dad and Brody, Brody always holds the door for me and anyone else coming up. There is something to be said for a child with manners.

3. Patience

Young children are always a test to your patience, no matter who they may be. Little brothers especially have a way to make sure they get on their sisters nerves. And although he may( definitely does) get on my nerves, he has taught me to take a moment and think about my own feelings and how easily or quickly I am getting annoyed and reevaluating my emotions to better myself and Brody. I have learned patience beyond my wildest dreams and hope to put them to use one day with my own curtain climbers.

4. Most Importantly... Love

Have you ever seen a child go crazy just at the fact they get to sleep in your bed. Or, when their eyes light up at the word "ice-cream" You better understand and appreciate love when you have someone there to experience everything for the first time and fall in love with every new experience all over again. Children have a great capacity to love and care for one another and my baby brother has taught me that sometimes we get what we don't think we needed and gain a lot from the experience.

To the brother I know and love, I hope your lessons to me can be a reminder or lesson to someone else. Happy fourth "Bird day!" Your sister loves you like no one else!

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