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The Tattoo

--- Making a Permanent Impression Since 1994 ---

August 21, 2000

On the first day


By Mike Nguyen

The Tattoo

DON'T think about how your teachers will be. They're the
least of your worries.

DON'T worry if you're lost. Everybody gets lost on the first
few days. Construction will change room numbers and
classrooms everywhere.

DON'T even think about pulling an immature, adolescent
prank. Stink bombs won't immortalize you. Trust me.

DON'T come in thinking you rule the school. Save it for the
upperclassmen. They deserve it more than you do.

DO make sure you use the buddy system. It might sound
cheesy, but you're safer from embarassment in numbers.

DO make a good impression on your teachers. They'll make
or break you, quickly.

DO join a club or sport. It'll give you friends with similar
interests and also a mean-looking college application.


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