Underclassmen, know your place
BY MERRITT ANDERSON ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
Welcome to high school! What a wonderful realm you have become a part of. Here in our Rampant abode, we abide by many unwritten rules. But have no fear, if you do not know a few of them, I’m sure you will find out eventually, hope it’s not the hard way.
Everyone has a place. That is the beauty of high school; there is somewhere for everyone to fit in. Be careful though, it is quite easy to overstep your boundaries, and you may find yourself becoming a nuisance to those around you.
Freshmen: the brand new babies. As a freshman, there is the ability to be sweet and cute. There is also the ability to be an annoying child who thinks they are better than everyone else, and that being a freshmen means nothing. As a freshmen, listen to your elders. They are much wiser than you think you are. You need to accept getting the “not as good seats” at the game. You’ll get the better ones when you get a tiny bit older, just be patient. You have four years at a brand new school, so make sure you set yourself up for a good time. It all starts here.
Sophomores: the almost big kids. DANGER: it is extremely easy to find yourself in the wrong your sophomore year. Sophomores are not quite upperclassmen but they are not little any more either. This makes for quite an awkward arrangement. Do NOT overstep your boundaries, because as a sophomore...if you do, you might find yourself not as well liked as you may have hoped. Understand that it is okay to not go to every get-together. Sometimes you are still just a little too young. No one wants to have to deal with the sophomore that thinks they are just as good as a senior. I hate to break it to you, but you are no where close.
Juniors: the zombies you see in the hallway. Junior year is most likely the toughest year for the average high schooler. They are run ragged with homework and tests, and almost do not have time to focus on much but school. Although, junior year is also the first year that you are considered an “upperclassman”. With this title comes responsibility. Do not think that you are a top dog, because you are not; wait a year. Let the seniors have their way. Remember that even though you think you are super old now, you still need to respect your elders, the seniors that is. You are not better than anyone else. You are merely another kid who thinks they know everything. P.S., the world does not revolve around you. You are not the sun.
Seniors: the good and perfect students that could never possibly do any wrong. Seniors are so amazing and so wonderful. They are thrilled to come to school each and every day because this is their last everything before they are off on their own. As seniors, we know quite a lot more than anyone else in high school. We are the wise, brave students leading the rest of you through everything. RESPECT US. You respect us and we will respect you. If a senior says jump, you say how high.