'The Bridge' Over River High School
By the summer before freshman year, you've probably already placed yourself in a
social class.Don't say there isn't a social ladder in your school system. Though
many parents and teachers tell kids that everyone is equal in school, a social
ladder still stands.You might be a Jock, Prep, Nerd or Goth. These are the most
mentioned classes but there are dozens of others.Chances are you may not see
yourself in a class. This is understandable because you naturally want to be
liked by everyone but there is no social class everyone likes.To be truthful,
the fact is you will ALWAYS be hated by someone.
Friends make high school
When I think back on my years at high school, I
remember how, sometimes, the only thing I could get up for in the
mornings was knowing that my friends would be at school waiting for
me. Friends are paramount to your life, but bad friends can also
ruin your high school years.
Since those high school years are going to happen whether you enjoy
them or not, here are a few guidelines.
-- By Mariechen
It ain't like in the movies
Hello all upcoming freshmen! I hope you are excited
for high school because it is truly a great experience. And don't be
worried at all. I am here to give you some tips to help you so that
you will be prepared for your first day.
When I started high school, I heard rumors that all the
upperclassmen picked on the freshmen and threw them in trash cans.
To tell you the truth, most upperclassmen don't notice you because
they are so caught up in their own business. I know this from
experience I'm a junior now.
-- By Mariah Pulver
By Justin Skaradosky/
Youth Journalism International
Don't make your life the next after school special
I remember the first day I walked through the doors of my high
school. There was a new sense of excitement flowing through my body.
I didn't know what to expect of the next four years of my life, and
I think that's what brought on the excitement.
I knew opportunities would arise that I had never faced before. This
is true for everyone. High school offers an endless amount of
opportunities. This doesn't mean that you should jump on all of them
that come into your life though, because some may just turn your
life into the next after school special.
Most people have seen their fair share of afternoon dramas on
television. A lot of the time, the teenagers in these after school
specials are quite rebellious and make all sorts of mistakes.
-- By Sarah Heath