2) A seemingly innocent government sponsored indoctrination center where teenagers between the ages of 14 and 18 go to be stripped of their individuality (partly by peers) and turned into an obedient, soul-dead conformist member of the American consumer race. High school is not the best years of your life, it's the hardest, where you're expected to act like an adult but are still a kid. It is a place where exhibiting free thought can get you in trouble. Chances are you won't use 90% of what you learn there. History class is somewhat interesting, and my English teacher is pretty good, but that's about me and not the majority. You're gonna get some teachers you like, and some that you hate. You're judged by what you wear, what music you listen to, etc. The cynics listen to grunge, the stoners listen to stoner metal, reggae, and metal, the preps listen to mostly top 40 crap, the "scary guys" listen to metal, the goths listen to Marilyn Manson, the gangsters listen to rap, the punks and skinheads listen to punk, the "normals" (people who don't fall into a category, like me) listen to pretty much anything. and the hipsters listen to that band you've never heard of. A very superficial place.
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A banner warning students of the unseen awesomeness that is Mountain Valley High School.
inside a NHS
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high school pep rally
an empty st. anthony's hall
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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 rid of the zits that have taken over your face, driving a car that a homeless person wouldn't piss in or riding on an over crowed bus while choking on diesel fumes, while people you don't know make fun of you worse then your friends do, and on top of all of that, you must act like nothing is wrong in your life.
The scars of High School last long after graduation day.
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.
(Cools) are people who hang out with everyone.
Lunchtime at High School is usually a time to socialize and eat nasty overpriced and crappy quality food.
(Administration) usually the cocky assholes known as the principals, deans, and security guards. They are total dicks and look down on everyone except for the preps, etc.
(Bookbags) heavy bags full of heavy textbooks that all people that go to HS must lug on their backs.
(Bus) either schoolbus or citybus, it all stinks.
(Bathrooms) the bathrooms at highschool lack any sanitation or privacy. You will often find sheisse rubbed on the walls along with grafiti.
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 to beat up people who well, aren't wiggers. Wiggers usually exclaim annoying slang terms like "werd" and "what up", and it is quite unusual for a wigger to say 10 words without saying one of these slang terms.
Blacks: Like wiggers(see above) but with black skin.
Emokids: Large group of posers, most of which who skate, and listen to bands like Taking Back Sunday, The Used etc. etc. Most emokids have a hugely abnormal emotional range, and break down at the slightest things(their girlfriend dumps them, they see a dead squirrel, etc). Many, if not all, emokids think they are punk, and try to express this by wearing black clothes, talking in monotonous voices, wearing old school converse shoes, punk bracelets, and so on.
Nerds: The definition of Nerd has varied greatly, but a Nerd remains someone with a higher intelligence that likes to show it off. Most nerds are physically unable to perform simple feats, and test their brain power with activities like chess club, etc. They resort to video games because they have no social life. Basically all the nerds in the school form together to make a supergroup, in most schools anyway, and stick with this group all through highschool.
Goths: The smallest group in the school. Usually dress in black clothing, and have no regard for popular culture. Goths, most of the time, become friends with others. Many goths don't care about labels, and are friends with everyone, but those who are culturally stereotypical talk about goths behind their backs.
Bullies: A cowardly group of students that bother others and make their school life a living hell, through verbal and physical intimidation. Many have had a hard life growing up, and they resort to the unhappiness of others to make it through their pointless existence.
Jocks: Jocks are a large group of students that are egotistical, popular and good at physical sports. Many say they rule the school, but there are other groups that could lead the school if they truly wanted to. Many jocks are bullies, and bother nerds quite a lot. The only way Nerds can make it day by day is the dream that some day those jocks will be the ones flipping the burgers for the nerds.
Skinheads: A small group of punks/goths/normal people that have a hgih resilience to pain, and go around beating everything up. They have a low tolerance for people that get in their way, and very little of them care about school.
Normal people: Basically a bunch of introverts, or extroverts that don't fit into a specific genre because they don't keep up with popular culture and dress in normal bland clothes.
Teachers(1): A bunch of egotistical, mindless ignorant morons that treat everyone in the school like kids, and have no tolerance or very little tolerance for anything that isn't what they want it to be.
Teachers(2): A fun-loving brand of teacher that plays games with the class if they finish their work. This brand of teacher understands kids more, and treats them like adults. Many of these teachers keep up with popular culture.
Principal: A high figure, that many, many people would like to beat up or injure. Usually a male, and quite egotistical, a principal has very little tolerance for anything, and
will suspend/expel students for pretty much anything. Most principals look for reasons to bother students.
So there you have it, That's pretty much high school in a nutshell. But I have one last thing to say: School may be necessary in this society, but sometimes the teachers push us too far. With the stupid work and mindless ignorance, also the idiotic parents that bother and punish us for betting "Cs and Ds", No wonder so many people are taking out a gun and killing their highschool comrades.
Thats all I have to say for now.
"I hope no one bothers me."
*Nerd gets pushed into lockers by Jock*
"Ow, what're you doing that for?"
*Goth walks by*
"Leave him alone, assface."
"Whachoo gonna do, ugly?"
*Goth precedes to beat this shit out of Jock*
*Teacher comes in*
"What's going on here?"
"He pushed that guy into the lockers, and when I tried to stop him, he punched and kicked me!"
"Is this true? If so you're suspended."
"No, it's not true, he was beating him up, and-"
"Youre going to the office with me, young man."
*Once Teacher is gone, Jock precedes to beat up Nerd*
So, you see, Highschool sucks, and so does everything in it.
"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!!!!!"
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.'"
Student: "Everyday is the same. I wake, go to school, try to pay attention while the all the desks are full, and people are standing in the back. Then, I walk through the halls, trying to dull my senses to filter out all the bullshit I hear. Finally, I get to my next class, and my teacher is lounging in his chair and his breath reeks of Jack. He can get away with it, but when I go to class drunk, I get suspended. Yes sir, high school really does prepare you for life."