High School: Not like the movies

What I have learned from the “best four years of my life”

Opinion of Hannah Gellar

High school is an interesting time. It’s glorified in movies (High School Musical), it’s dramatized in T.V. shows, and it’s definitely different than you imagined. I remember the last day of 8th grade, when everyone said: “High school will be the best four years of your life!” I always imagined high school would be like High School Musical. Disclaimer: IT IS NOT. Continue reading “High School: Not like the movies”

We Need Change.

An Open Letter to the Student Body
by Maddie Foerster

As I struggled to figure out how to start off this letter, I found my unfortunate answer. On April 3, a woman went into YouTube’s headquarters in California, and with a gun, wounded three workers, and then took her own life.
But somehow, I was not startled. In fact, I was almost unphased. Gun violence in America is a commonality now more than ever. Even closer to home, shootings in our schools are something that our generation has grown up knowing. And I’m sick of it. Continue reading “We Need Change.”

Are we prepared?

Parkland shooting has made me question my safety in school

Opinion of Hannah Gellar

It is safe to say that it is human nature to ignore the monsters and dangers that this world is full of. Whether that be cancer, rape, poverty, or school shootings, the consistent response is something along the lines of: “That is devastating but it would never happen to me.” I too have fallen into the trap of taking tragedies and sending thoughts and prayers, without having a motivation to start action in order to prevent it from happening again. I have realized that this issue is here and it is time for us to do something about it. Continue reading “Are we prepared?”

Young, Gifted, and not going to UCONN

A rejection letter that opened my eyes about social acceptance\

Opinion of Hannah Gellar

First and foremost, I do want to congratulate every single senior that got into UCONN Storrs campus. I in no way am taking away from your acceptance, and you should all be very proud of yourselves as this school, and many schools, are very competitive and difficult to get into. This is for all the students that maybe did not get into their top school, or a school that their friends all got accepted to. Continue reading “Young, Gifted, and not going to UCONN”