I was going down a bad path in middle school, while I was living with my dad. I was doing bad things and being a bad person. I wont go into to details because I don’t want you to think differently of me, but it got so bad that I was forced to live with my mom. And for awhile I hated it, living with her, her in general, because I missed my old friends and my old school. I thought that if I complained enough or was moody enough they’d let me move back. Well I didn’t. I was forced to go to a new school, which mad me really mad and sad. So for the first 2 weeks I was really antisocial and gave people dirty looks because I was very resentful of everything. I didn’t know these people, I didn’t grow up with them like I did with my other friends. I didn’t share memories or stories or laughs with anyone like I did with my old friends. But during those two weeks, another girl who was new to the school reached out to me and we became friends. And then I met her friends and then their friends and so on so forth. I got to know a lot of people, and even though they weren’t my old friends they weren’t so bad. They were decent people. I started acting better, I was nicer and happier and got into the school. I was even voted most school spirited. I took asb to run the school activities and to get to know more people who were really cool. Yes there were stuck up snobby people, but there was only a few out of the whole school. And once high school came everyone seemed to mellow out and become more real. And the people I once resented I am now friends with. There are still some who I’m not friends with, but we still know each other at least. And because I let go of my resentment, my anger, my sadness, of my past and way of thinking, I became great friends with a lot of good people. Now there are people who I know and who I don’t who come to me for advice, or they know that if there’s something wrong ill help them, ill give them my ear to listen, my shoulder to cry on, my arms…
this mean to me? This meant going new school without the knowledge of whether I would find my niche in that school. To me, transferring to a new school was one of the most intimidating events that I have ever faced. Through these experiences, I have often felt secluded and out of place; however these events have molded me into the affable person that I am today.
Second grade marked the beginning of my long and arduous journey. I went to Castaic Elementary School for Kindergarten and the first grade…
decades ago, education was not as important because many jobs did not have educational requirements. In those days, you could have a high school diploma, and get a decent job supporting your family. Today however, if you only have a high school diploma the types of jobs that you can get include fast food restaurants or maybe construction work. Also, there are the few people that dropped out to start a business and became millionaires. I think you have better chances of winning the lottery than for that…
means leaving a school or group for practical reasons, necessities, or disillusionment with the system from which the individual in question leaves.
Most commonly, dropping out refers to a student quitting school before he or she graduates or avoiding entering a university or college. It cannot always be ascertained that a student has dropped out, as he or she may stop attending without terminating enrollment. It is estimated 1.2 million students annually drop out of high school in the United States…
After-School Programs: Latino Students Future
12 May 2013
After-School Programs: Latino Students Future
California is one of the top states with the growing demographics of Hispanics in the United States. The Latino population has been steadily growing for the past couple of years. Soon the Latino population will be the dominant minority group, yet the states do not provide the children with excellent quality…
Should the rich take care of the poor?
BY: Mason Burden
For a while people have been wondering if the rich should take care of the poor. On one side you have the rich the people who succeeded in what they did in life. But on the other side you have the poor which with some have had to drop out of high school because they needed to support their family. Both have great points, but which one is right? In my personal opinion I think since the rich have earned their money and deserve to do…
College. Many people think about it everyday. Right now I am surrounded by hundreds of my classmates all thinking about the same thing. Where do I want to go? Do I even want to go? How do I get started? Everyone gets so nervous, and everyone has the right to be. We are all trying to take the next step in moving on after high school. I have already come to a decision about the previous questions. I want to go to college. I always make sure I think about everything carefully before I make a decision…
12 March 2015
Characteristics of People
In certain stages in life, people have to set goals and plan for their future. In
preparation for college, students have to decide whether they will succeed in college
and life, or falter. There is no point in wasting time planning a future that is not desired
in their heart. It depends on the category that they are perceived, such as the people
who overachieve in everything they do, people that change their game plan for life and
Freshman year, I walked into school with my heart racing. It was my first day of high school, and I was as nervous as every other incoming freshmen. My only knowledge of high school up until that point was the horror stories I had been told by alumni. I envisioned walking down the hall and being stuffed into a locker or thrown into a garbage can or robbed of my lunch money, much like in the movies. Needless to say I was petrified.
These ideas dissolved quickly after I spent a few weeks at L-S. I…