Beyond the high
should take, but probably won't
The ironic thing about writing
advice for incoming freshman is that they’re at a point in their
lives where they don’t necessarily feel like they should listen to
anyone else’s advice – or at least they don’t openly admit they want
I once tried to give freshman
advice to my younger cousin when he was entering high school. I
might as well have tried to preach the Bible to the Dalai Lama.
There’s a lot more to navigating
high school then how to get from one class to the next on time,
managing your time and money, getting noticed by the opposite sex,
and eventually getting ready to apply to college, even though that’s
what most people think about when the subject of getting through
high school comes up.
– By Stefan Koski
Try new things in high school
As a freshman entering high school, you
might believe you are compelled to think about the future.
Worries about what the coming years will be like and the
feeling that there are ages until graduation probably
torments your head.
It’s true that you need to start
worrying about the future, but you don’t need to decide
right now the way your life will go. Actually, that is the
main – or should be – the main reason you are going to
attend high school.
It’s not to get a diploma, be popular
or be an overachiever. Your main goal should be to discover
your hidden potential and exploit it.
– By Oscar Ramirez
By Justin Skaradosky/ The Tattoo
Must-have books for
As a wise, weathered senior, I've seen them all. Blue and
red, hardcover and paperback. Ugly and attractive. Easy, cheap reads and dense,
Here's the cream of the crop, nice additions to your
library that will supplement any bored student's education. (Okay, I'm a geek.
But they're great for impressing your teachers.) I've limited myself to one per
subject. -- By Michel Lee