Ironically, a place you go to lose your mind, not gain knowledge.
Nothing in the high schools ever work properly. The air conditioning only works during the coldest times of the year, and the heater only works in the hottest times of the year. You'd think the money that you use to pay for that crappy, overpriced food would solve this problem, but it really does jack shit.
For school lunch, you basically pay almost $3.00 to get two chicken nuggets the size of your pinky that taste stale, a carton of milk the size of your palm and are forced to pay for an Apple that isn't even edible because of how rotten it is, or alternatively, you can pay for some mixed fruit in a cup, that the immature jackasses at your table will just throw around anyway. These same people will also fly in like vultures and basically eat the majority of your food, leaving you with about 1 chicken nugget and half a carlton of milk for lunch. The only reason people even pay for this shit food is because they had nothing for breakfast. This is mainly because you don't get enough time in the morning to eat anything more than a Honey Bun or a Hot Pocket (if you really, really rush). Then the asshole teachers from 1st period will actually punish you for eating in class, while they have three donuts and some coffee from Dunkin Donuts on their desk.
To make matters worse, you are not allowed to have any electronic devices in class. Not only are you bored to your mind, learning useless information and doing meaningless work, but you are bored to your mind learning useless information, doing meaningless work, without any form of entertainment.
The staff is a mxied bag, with mostly pretentious assholes who believe school is the single most important ever, despite the fact that nothing really happens except unbearable torture and wasting of my precious time. There are some staff members that make a mostly grey and dull day, colorful. These teachers are far too few, and there should be more of these types instead of the boring 'everything by the book' types. Here's a summary of each department.
Math: Basically, the most worthless required class ever, outside of English. The later levels of this class are only for people who plan on being computer programmers and video game designers. Everyone else is left thinking 'how the hell is knowing quadratic formulas going to help me improve my writing skills' or something similar.
Science: Another useless required class. You either spend time learning incredibly obvious information, or information that even the most successful people don't know. It's a useful class for anybody that plans on gaining a degree in science. Anybody else will find knowing the anatomy of a bear worthless information.
English: The most useless class to date. If the teacher doesn't agree with you, you fail. No creativity is involved, it's all about being a sheep and using the big words the teacher taught you. They make you read books, most of which only serve the purpose of creating snobbish book elitists in society that can say they read so-and-so book and can continue to bash your favorite books.
History: While it isn't bad to know your history, some teachers will make you remember information about countries that people from that country don't even know. They cram dates and events down your head, in the hopes that you'll remember it all when you're just thinking 'Why would I want to know about an ancient civilization that doesn't even exist anymore?'
Foreign Language: You are taught to speak another language in a full year course. Computer programs has made these classes obsolete, since they can do it much faster, and you're not actually being forced to do it against your will. You're also not given 100 worksheets to do to make your arms fall off.
P.E.: The most unreasonable teachers in the entire school. The motto of the course is 'As long as your dress up and participate, then you pass.' And that statement is true. However, simply participating just gets you a C in the class. You have to be an athlete to get As or Bs in the class. Only future Michael Jordans can even hope to get high 90s in this course. The teachers will constantly scream or yell at you to do things faster, even if you were to have asthma or something similar. They will also make you run for long amounts of time for absolutely no reason.
The stereotypes of school are as follows:
Preps - People who basically kiss the school's ass by participating in every thing possible, from cheerleader, to student council. Usually dress in typical 'mallrat' fashions such as abercrombie and are extremely popular. They pretty much only date jocks. Some of them are really slutty.
Jocks - People that participate in school sports teams, usually more than just one team per school year. Are typically stupid and pick on nerds. They end up with the most girls per year and have 'playatastic' attitudes. Mostly wear jerseys.
Nerds - Smart, anti-social individuals that are into geek culture like trading card games. The arch-nemesis of the jock. These guys have a really strange dress code, that varies between different individuals.
Gangstas - Listen to a bunch a hip-hop music. Can be somebody of any race, but are mostly black and spanish people. They usually start fights in the hallways for really stupid reasons, and since everybody in high school is easily entertained, there will usually be a large crowd of people watching. This, of course, will make you late to your next class and your teacher will give you detention.
Wear baggy jeans and baseball caps.
Punk - People known for being skateboarders and of course, listening to punk music. Most have piercings and get in trouble a lot. Most of them wear long-sleeve shirts under short sleeve t-shirts.
Emo - Depressed emotionally, and tend to cry a lot. Some cut themselves. Usually complain about the world and how unfair it is. Wear black and usually have hair that hangs over one eye.
Goth - Just don't give a shit. Wear black clothes and spikey accessories.
Normal - Unfortunately, there are too few of these people, because everybody is a controlling prick. They usually joke a lot and make friends with other normal people, while there former friends became one of the above stereotypes and pretty much ignored them. Some normal are the cool-laid back type of people as well, who may or may not be pot smokers.
People are unfortunately, placed into these stereotypes and are not allowed to be individuals until college or at the end of senior year.
To end every schoolyear, teachers will force you to do some crappy summer assignment which pretty much is a summary of the entire school year: unnecessary, a waste of my time, and painful.
Person 1: "Why do you even still go to that prison they call High School?"
Person 2: "My parents and the government sentenced me to 4 years of it."
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High school is a failed experiment in preparing young people for the adult world. All high schools in the country were built around 1960 and were designed to hold about half as many students as they currently do. Nothing seems to work quite right in a high school building. The heaters only work during the summer and the air conditioning only works in the winter. The asbestos insulation has all fagged out and the building becomes an oven or a meat locker, depending on the time of year. The plumbing is usually a disaster in high school, with drinking fountains never working but toilets that never stop running.more...
High schools are usually poorly run by a team of out of touch assholes, also known as Principals, counselor, teachers, and ex-Marine drill sergeants (gym teachers). These people seem hell bent on destroying all hope for students through tedious testing, poorly planned projects, educational videos made during the Truman Administration, and text books that mention the Soviet Union on every page.
High school is also the place where the stress of growing up and the stress of fitting in join forces to destroy even the strongest among us. Most of High school is not spent learning but involves trying to find friends who aren't complete douche bags, trying hook up with people of the opposite sex unsuccessfully, combing your hair, buying cloths in the effort that someone will notice you, working out so you will not get your ass kicked everyday, trying desperately to get...
A place which has no recess
Won't Believe it's just my luck - Nirvana
Torture. Plain and simple.
I really want to blow up my high school.
A building that the government requires by law people between the ages of 14 and 18 to be in all day long. Inside of this building, you will find:more...
Hot (Fall/Spring/Summer) Cold (Fall/Winter) rooms overcrowded with teenagers. In these rooms, the teenagers will sit at desks and listen to a teacher lecture for 90min (Block schedule) 40-60min (Regular schedules) some use block, some use regular These teachers will shove all kinds of textbooks and worksheets in your face and expect you to get it all done in a short period of time. If you don't finish it in class (They give you no time) you are expected to do it on your own time at home. This is known as "Homework"
The teenagers in these buildings are all labeled by: prep, nerd, goth, punk, cool, etc.
(Preps) are people who usually have a lot of cash and are total "Do gooders" They get all their work well, usually in honors classes and very active in stuff like student government and sports. Female preps go out with the "Jocks" (Jocks) are dudes who play on the sports teams and are preps.
(Nerds) are dudes and girls who often wear glasses, neat clothes. Do good in class, etc.
(Goths) are dudes and girls who wear lots of outragious black clothing and listen to active rock artists like Marilyn Manson and Cradle Of Filth.
(Punks) are dudes who listen to a lot of alternative music, have piercings and do a lot of skateboarding.
Basically a large building with students ranging from 13-18 years of age, where we supposedly are taught facts and dates to prepare us for our work lives. There are certain genres that any high school student knows about, and if you are any high school student, you also know that it is impossible to get through highschool without being labelled as one of these people. Here are most of the genres at my school:more...
Preps: Usually a large group of cheerleaders/jocks, wear bright clothes, get along with lots of people. They are active in school activities and school spirit, and their music range is probably the highest and largest of any of the groups, because it is not defined.
Punks*: Smaller group of anti-establishment students. Many of which the school faculty hates, and tries to get in trouble sometimes. Punks can be classified by the music they listen to, and their appearance. Of course, many students treat emo as punk, and because many students are emo, punk is slowly becoming emo. But with real punks, that is not the case. Real punks know better, and label the emo listeners as "posers".
* Not all punks are anti-establishment.
Wiggers: Basically white people fitting in with the black people, pretending to be the black people, or actually thinking that they are black. They mostly listen to annoying rap with huge bass, that they like to cruise around in their car listening to, at a volume that gives most people brain damage. Wiggers travel in huge packs, and like t...
A shitty place where teenage sub-culture drives you insane and teachers give you lots of work to do.
"Charlyne is such a prep. Oh my gosh, I can't stand those preppy little fuckers."
"I wish I was fucking popular...if only I could be like the cool kids."
"Those damn goth kids are so fuckin scary"
"I'm such a punk...Abercrombie and Fitch is so fucked."
"Let's go get wasted man! Fuck yeah!!!!!"
As defined by parents: A casual place where you will learn all the basics that we could teach you, but don't have the time for. Grades are very important, especially during the last final years. You will develop friends who will help you appreciate your life in the future. And, as most say, "High school was the best four years of my life."more...
If you ask a high schooler, he would say, "This place is about learning to become another sheep in society. I can dress how I want, but I can't wear certain colors. I could ask any girl out in the school, but there's a good chance she'll say no. I could spend my time trying to become popular, but then I sink to the same level as them. I could do drugs, and get them, in no time flat, and still get away with it. Whatever I want, I can get. Insubordinance is met with cruel discipline. We are put through tests that are meant to make us think and retain knowlege, but they only test us on cumulative knowlege. Basically, you realy don't learn anything new, but rather repeat everything you learned in elemntary and middle school until you can do it in your sleep. But the worst part of high school, is the fact that no matter how much you try to find out who you are, express new ideas and try to stear away from everyone else; you are ridiculed to the point of changing your ideas, morals and beliefs to fit in, masking yourself to fit in, or down right filling the school with bullet holes, screaming 'Fuck them all.'"