Are We All In This Together?
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Each year more hopeful students flood into Brashier with high or low expectations on how their four years will turn out. High School can be a scary place, and even though the movies portray high school in a way where there is always a happy ending, there is no guarantee that is true. What does this look like in a student’s eyes? Did they believe this too?
“I think that Brashier relates pretty closely to “Mean Girls” when it comes to the cliques. I think we all have our own choice group of friends, and that makes Brashier slightly cliquish,” says Junior Sabrina Martinez.
Movies like “Mean Girls” and “High School Musical” both portray different views on how high school works. Each of these movies show their own cliques and some Brashier students may be within those. Although these movies bring on a typical thought of high school, a lot of people never saw it in that way.
“In middle school, I knew high school wasn’t going to be anything like High school Musical, so I didn’t get my hopes up. I thought it was going to be a lot of work and challenging,” says Freshman Devki Bhatt.
Some students may also look at high school like it’s a huge scary atmosphere, where people from different grades have their own place. Almost like “Sky High” where the nerds get bullied and the popular kids are all the rave.
“I perceived high school as a big, scary place that I’d get lost in. I thought that the upperclassmen would bully the freshman or like to mess with us. I did see high school like a movie, like a upperclassmen would throw us into lockers or in a trashcan. I didn’t know what to expect, but overall, it’s been okay.” says Junior Spencer Chambers.
Despite some of the stereotypes young students may believe of the thoughts and perceptions of young students, it seems to be that high school is just school. Fighting the same battle of trying to find the energy to get up in the morning and get through the day without falling asleep again. Maybe your experience in high school is a lot better than what you thought it would be, and you’re on top of the world and top of your class. Either way, high school is high school, and it’s better to enjoy than just letting it go.
“In some way I thought it would be like the movies. I thought classes would be flexible like when high schoolers just get out of class all the time, but in reality, it’s nothing like that. On the other hand, high school movies never told us how much homework teachers would throw at us. I always thought high school was going to be fun, with minimal homework. Brashier is obviously not that way. That isn’t all bad, it just shook my perception in a way,” says Sophomore Valentina Idarraga.