Let's Whine and Moan About Having To Back To School Thread

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  1. Andrew_Sch

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    Calling all fellow teenage members, it's time to gather together and bitch about school starting. It's probably started for some of you already, but personally I go back to hell this Tuesday. Despite the fact that the highlight of my summer was getting a cyst removed from my butt, and the highlight of most days was waiting for the mall (I'm not making this stuff up), at least I didn't have to get out of bed at 6 o'clock in the AM. I'm sorry, but people just shouldn't be out of bed when there's still dew on the grass. That, and I have two days to finish all the crap summer work that I put off to the last minute, not to mention there's going to be a huge influx of freshmen to my bus-stop, including my neighbor. Let's just say this about my neighbors: I'd rather live in the zombie-infested sewers from Resident Evil than live next to them another day. The problem is confounded by the fact that we live in a duplex. The words, "When I was your age, we lived in a duplex, we didn't even have our own house," have never rang more true.
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    That's what I have to say to school.[​IMG]
    D'oh, in my frustration I neglected to put the word "go" in the thread title. Somebody please fix.:b
     
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  3. Andrew_Sch

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    Yes, I suppose that was quite a bit ironic, but believe it or not, I do quite well in school despite my horrible attitude. I've actaully gotten straight A's the past two years, which is a minor miracle, considering that most days I'm too lazy to even feed myself, let alone do schoolwork.
     
  4. Morgan Jolley

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    Personally, I like school. My teachers generally like me, I get good grades, and I even enjoy my classes (then again, one of my classes is "TV Production" in our damn fine TV studio).

    What sucks about going back to school this year, specifically, is the new rules. We are now not allowed to carry our bookbags on our backs during school, which means I have to go to my locker between classes to switch books. This wouldn't be so bad if there weren't 4 floors in my school and I didn't have as many books as I do. I already know of 5 books I'm going to have, plus a notebook and folder for each class, plus my French/English dictionary, plus my TI-89 calculator, plus my gym clothes...it's too much stuff for me to carry around in my arms all day.

    Another new rule is how we are given lockers. It used to be that every "grade" would get their own section of lockers; freshmen on the top floor, sophomores in the english wing on the second floor, juniors by the computer rooms on the second floor, and seniors on the main floor. Now, we're given lockers by name, regardless of grade. This means my friend whose last name begins with "Y" will have her locker on the 4th floor for the next two years (we're juniors this year). This also means my friend will have his locker right next to his younger sister's locker. I can understand why they're assigning lockers this way, but I still disagree with it and think everything was fine before.

    Ever hear the expression "if it ain't broke, don't fix it?" Well I found out that my school goes by "if it ain't broke, hit it again."
     
  5. NickSo

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    Ahhhh, dont remind me!
    I still got... [​IMG] like two more weeks?! Oh man, summer's gone by FAST! Oh man, imagine 10 more months of hell... Im a senior too, so i gotta worry about exams, and trying to decipher impossible-to-understand college/university course-guides.
    Im either gonna need to take a HUGE cut in hours or quit my job i just got near the middle of this month (Selling footware).
    Hopefully this will be THE year. Im finally getting my gawdamn braces off (after 3.5 years [​IMG] ) so ill have a sexy new smile for the year. I got two spare blocks (three right now, coz i finished Bio12 during the summer, i get to take an extra class). My classes aint that hard either, the worst was done with during summer (93% for bio12! impossible if i took it in my school during the school year)
    Aww man, 10 more months of hell, or relatively easy life, then its BOOM! University... what.. the.. hell... im gonna die.
    The summer after my HighSchool grad will be awesome (my bestest buddy in the world's coming back for the summer), so i just gotta look foreward to that.
     
  6. TyC

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    I had to go back on August 8th! The school system believes students would rather have a short summer for a week off in October. [​IMG]
    Although I do well in school, it takes away from time I could be spending at the HTF or watching DVDs!
     
  7. Kevin T

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    ah yes, school. the one place you never want to be while you're there and the one place you wish you could return to once you're no longer there. take it from me, becoming a responsible full time working adult is way more stressing than going back to school. at least you get the summer off. have fun and and good luck this year!

    kevin t

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    tyc...what part of alabama do you live in? i live in mobile and it's always nice to see fellow alabamians at htf.
     
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    Hahahaha...if I had my way you kids would be doing year round school! None of this "take 3 months and forget everything we've learned" stuff. Plus you all crowd up the restaurants during lunch time in the summer.
     
  10. Jason Wilcox

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    i'm not really as upset about going back to school this year as i have in the past.
    maybe it's because i'll be a senior and i'm taking classes i'm pretty interested in. there are rumours of new rules in our school too.....something along the line of no wearing shorts from october to may....i have no idea why and if it turns out to be true i'll do my best to wear shorts all year.
    i get descent grades...mainly b's with the occasional A and C+. still have 3 summer reading books to finish by the 5th though.
    oh...got my first college app done today [​IMG]
     
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    I start college this Wednesday. I won't be getting the "full college experience" as I'll be living at home (and commuting ~10 miles to Bradley University), but I'll be saving saving $6,000/year as a result. [​IMG]
    I went over to the school bookstore on Friday and dropped $435 on textbooks for this semester. It was pretty painful. After that I don't think I'll be able to afford that $700 Denon 3802 I was hoping to get. [​IMG] I'll have to see if my parents decide to chip in at all...
     
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    do other high schools let the seniors go out for lunch? mine does and i'm lookin forward to blowing all my cash on dunkin donuts, burger king, or pizza.

    i remember my freshman year when the penalty for fighting was only a a few days suspension...now its 10. the first week there were about 15 fights and i was scared to death being the scrawny kid i am.
     
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    Schoooool? We hates the word!! School stole our precious, and we wants it!!

    Ahem, err what was I saying, oh yes school, jolly good, one step at a time, that's the ticket!
     
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    no teen but fall semester starts Tuesday. I'm more excited about it than anything, it's my last semester and I only have 2 classes.
     
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  19. Andrew_Sch

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    Mike, I and most other young folks these days find that it's easier to just carry all your books around in a backpack instead of having to rush to your locker and be late for class seven times a day. Especially considering the size of some high schools these days, there could be scenarios where you would have five minutes to go up and down three or four flights of crowded stairs, which almost guarnatee lateness to class every time.
     
  20. Morgan Jolley

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    This year, I will have seven 5-section notebooks, 8 folders, 6 books (maybe more), pens/pencils/etc., my graphing calculator, my French-English Dictionary, plus other things that I will have to bring in (like projects, gym clothes, etc.). I also have a 4-story school (basement and 3 floors) with classes on each floor and only 5 minutes between classes. So I will have to go from the third floor to the second floor (where my locker will be) then to the basement for my next class. We also have about 1100 students in our school, so it's extremely crowded between classes (at least 9 years of school and they still don't know how to walk!).
    I'm sorry, but it's just not worth it. A few students are planning to use other types of bags to carry our books in because the new rule specifically says bookbags. If they same we can't carry books in any bags, then girls will start carrying books in their purses, which won't be fair to boys so then girls won't be able to bring purses to school, so then parents complain and they get rid of all the dumb rules. That's the plan, at least.
    http://homepage.mac.com/smitty078/magicbag.html
     

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