15 Things To Do Before You Graduate High School

15 Things To Do Before You Graduate High School

I loved every part of high school.


As a senior entering college next year, I can say I've talked from experience.

1. Get detention.


What's the point of living on the edge if you don't break the rules a little ;) Personally, I haven't done this yet because there haven't been any reasons for me to get detention.

2. Learn a new language.


It's a part of getting into the real world, how can you consider yourself ready for the world if you only know one language? The entire world doesn't speak any one language.

3. Pull an all-nighter.

If you haven't done this in high school, you haven't been to an actual high school.

4. Take your number one fear...and conquer it.

I hated heights and roller coasters. For a physics trip I had to go on at least two coasters, so I went on the tallest one and the fastest one. R.I.P

5. Sneak out of the house and walk around your neighborhood for a couple hours.


After I got into college, I went out in the middle of the night and went exploring and thinking about my next four years. Just me, myself, and I. It provides you with a sense of perspective, makes you realize that in the night you are insignificant until you actually do something for others.

6. Ask someone out on a date or to the school dance.


Whether you get rejected or not is not the point, going outside your comfort zone to let people know that you have some semblance of feelings for them and acting on it shows courage.

7. Visit your past.


In high school, especially at the end of it, looking back at your earlier stages of life to understand what kind of a person you were and have become lets you know that progress is real and that if you keep working hard, you will always come up in life.

8. Read a book a week for six months.


This was a personal challenge I set for myself. It was light, seven days to read a novel of 200-800 pages? (I definitely pulled an all-nighter for this one).

9. Find an activity and compete.

Dance, debate club, karate. Whatever it is, be the best and keep winning.

10. Get rejected.


Take this in anyway you see fit.

11. Come up with a business plan with a couple friends.


Sophomore year, a couple of friends I came up with a business plan to put a magnetic levitation rail for bikes through my small city and make money off of it. We actually approached our town mayor about the idea — we were legit.

12. Outright fail a test.


My science teacher told me that her niece was older than my test score... #senioritis Credit to anyone who can guess why I used Baljeet for this one.



Prom was a fantastic time, and I loved every minute of it. Had an amazing date, and the dance with all of my friends was even more memorable. Seriously, go to prom.

14. Make high school worth remembering.


To be honest, if you didn't leave high school thinking it was the best part of your life by far- you did everything wrong. I have hated so many things about my high school, so many bad memories as well, but, as a rising senior, there is no other place that could've made me a better human being. So as the bittersweet moment of graduation arrives- Thank You, John. P Stevens High School for the best part of my life.

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The End Of The Semester As Told By Todd Chrisley

Because we're all a little dramatic like Todd sometimes.

The last 3-4 weeks of every college student’s semester are always crazy hectic. We have last minute assignments, group projects, and exams all squeezed into the last few weeks before break.

Sometimes we all need a little humor, and sometimes we are all a little dramatic, so why not experience the last few weeks of the semester as told by the king of drama himself, Todd Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best.

1. Sitting in class listening to your professor explain upcoming assignments/exams.

2. When your group project members refuse to do anything until the night before it's due or just show up the day of to present.

3. When you and your roommate try to cook with whatever few ingredients you have left in stock.

Because we definitely want to avoid going to the grocery store at the end of the semester if we can.

4. When your parents get tired of you calling them about every little inconvenience in your life.

5. Sitting down to work on assignments.

6. Your thoughts when the professor is telling you what they want from you out of an assignment.

7. When you've had about 30 mental breakdowns in 2 days.

8. Trying to search out the class for the right group members.

9. The last few days of classes where everyone and everything is getting on your nerves.

10. When your friend suggests going out but you're just done with the world.

11. This. On the daily.

12. When all you want to do is snuggle up and watch Christmas movies.

13. Studying and realizing you know nothing.

14. When your finals are over and it's finally time to go home for break.

You're finally back to your old self.

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A Step By Step Of How Your Thanksgiving Will Actually Go

Every year we think it will go differently, and yet...


It's pre-Christmas, and it will be a day of stress, love, and wonderful food.

1. You wake up to the sounds of a parent slamming pots and pans on the counter top


It is time. The day has begun and your mom or dad will start yelling for you any minute.

2. You finally make it downstairs and you're assigned your tasks before family arrives


There will be the "Make this table," or the "Dust the entire house because your cousins are coming and they won't notice but your aunt sure will. Oh, and please stay out of the kitchen." You know, the usual.

3. You try to eat breakfast and lunch but honestly you can not WAIT for dinner tonight and the smells coming from the kitchen are overwhelming


What are we celebrating again? I'm just excited to eat.

4. You rush and make your way to the grocery store at least once (maybe twice) because your parents can't leave the kitchen


"You would think mom wouldn't forget anything for tonight, but I guess it is pretty easy to forget gravy when you're making a million other dishes," you think to yourself as you try to defend the forgetfulness.

5. You spend a few hours feeling bored as you wait for your family members to arrive because you still aren't allowed in the kitchen and you find yourself watching that one "Friends" episode to kill some time. 


Football or "Friends"? Honestly I should ask my mom if she needs more help but I'll just keep watching this.

6. Your family finally arrives 


It is suddenly overwhelmingly loud and you now get to talk about your life for the next few hours. Food cannot come soon enough.

7. Hours and hours seemed to go by but dinner is finally ready


At llllaaaassssstttttttttt, my dinnnnnnneeeeerrrrrrrr will be mmmmiiiinnneeeeeeeeee!

8. You have to sit through and listen to either heated debate or six conversations at once while you eat 


Honestly, I'll just keep quiet and enjoy these mashed potatoes for their deliciousness.

9. You get one look from your mom and suddenly your busting the whole table


But hey, there are worse things in life. For instance, I'm not even toughing that turkey carcass I don't care what my parents say.

10. It's round two. You've been waiting for that pie all day 


There's this cool thing called a dessert stomach where you have more room for dessert than you did five minutes ago. Isn't that great?!?

11. Your family slowly starts to leave, and the food coma starts to settle in 


It's been a great meal, even if there was some arguing. At the end of it all, it's still been a great thanksgiving.

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