1. There were cliques.
But it didn’t matter whether you were or weren’t a part of them. You didn’t have to worry about “making the cut” or anything like that. Yet, there were still a few groups you did have to make the cut for: sports (football, tennis, swimming, cheerleading, drill team, etc.), StuCo, NHS, a few others.
The Pit wasn’t only for the skateboarders and those with the crazy hair and such – other cliques hung out there as well, and compared to my previous high school for freshman and sophomore year, the majority of the school got along with all of the cliques.
I think the cliques, though, were just different groups of friends. In the end, if I wouldn’t have been as shy as I was, I could have known the entire school if I wanted. That’s how close-knit my eight-building school was. xD (Yes, eight buildings. People thought it was a college campus! :P)
2. Bullying wasn’t a big issue.
My oldest younger brother, Isaac, talks about how a lot of kids are mean at his school. Yes, he is in middle school. But still… What’s the point? According to him, there were a group of girls beating up another girl and making her cry because she wouldn’t let them copy her homework. He tried to break it up; it didn’t work.
Students at the middle school can’t take backpacks to school because last year too many students brought knives to school. They now have a new principle – whom Isaac dislikes, and he disciplines not just with detention, but with a paddle.
If I went there, I would feel like a prisoner in my own school because of things that my peers – or students there before me – did.
I don’t understand what the point is in bullying. And to those who are bullied, don’t think that YOU are the problem. Whomever is bullying you is obviously insecure. Ignore them, and they will eventually quit.
3. Teachers were interactive.
If they heard about a fight that was to happen, or that someone was in trouble, they would tell a counselor. Only a few teachers did nothing, though.
I think what makes an excellent teacher is someone not only teaches you things and lets you learn from your mistakes on your own, it is someone who helps you – even when it has nothing to do with the subject.
Anyone can be a teacher. A person doesn’t have to have a degree in order for you to learn something new from them.
4. Drama wasn’t big.
Nowadays it seems like there is a LOT more drama since I have graduated. Or maybe it’s only because I’m seeing it from the outside rather than the sidelines.
Everything is so knit-picky!
“I hate ____ because she talked to my boyfriend,” or, “____ is a ____ because she talked to ____ even though ____ isn’t my friend anymore!” Doesn’t that just sound so childish? I really don’t understand it. I never got mad because of things like that in high school but I know a few people who did.
5. MySpace was popular.
Facebook hasn’t been popular [in the places I have been] that long. I think that Facebook has just now reached it’s popularity, because it seems like it’s the talk of everything now. In high school, MySpace was everything, and if you were not on on your friend’s top, it was a big deal.
I use MySpace’s random top eight, or I alphabetize everyone by their name. It only seemed fair to me. 😛 However, I don’t think MySpace had the random top friends then, and you could choose how many friends you wanted on your top.
I don’t know why I decided to write this. But I’m trying to update on Fridays, even when I don’t have something to say. ._. My mood is “blah”. o.o