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Jackson Welsh, Opinion Page Editor

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Advice for Freshmen

It is already September and school is in full swing.  While everyone has a hard time getting back into the school routine, it is hardest for the freshmen, so here is some advice on how to succeed in high school.

1.    Be a good friend

First off, to be able to be a good friend, you have to have friends.  Find two or three or a group of friends that have similar interests, personalities, or activities as you.  That way you’ll have people to talk to in your classes and at lunch.  Once you have friends, keep them!!!  Stick close to your friends, because they make high school bearable.  HOWEVER, if your friends are bad influences and they get you in trouble, it might be a better idea to just let them go.  (Full Disclosure:  your middle school friends may not end up being your high school friends.  Sorry.  That’s life.)

2.     Remember what you’re here for

Believe it or not, you’re at high school to learn things.  While being involved in activities and sports is important, the number one thing should probably school.  Don’t get behind on your school work, turn things in, don’t procrastinate, and everything should be fine (at least for this year; watch out because the work only gets harder as you get older).

3.    Keep Everything in Perspective

Remember that it’s only four years.  Someday you’ll all be old men and women and you probably won’t remember most of the things that are going to happen over your high school career.  You won’t care about the fight you had with your parents, or the F you got on your math test.  Don’t freak out about everything, because you need to enjoy these years while they last.

4.    Don’t Put on Too Much Body Spray/Perfume

This is just as important as all the other ones.  As the school year has started I have noticed a lot of people have been wearing cologne/ perfume, and when you’re in a tiny classroom sitting by someone like this, it can be unbearable.  There’s a fine line between a small, classy amount of cologne/perfume, and just spraying gallons of body spray on because you didn’t want to shower after PE.  Just please be sensitive to everyone else. And their noses.

***Jackson Welsh***

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