a place where everyone is broken up into separate tribes/cliques/crews/posses/etc. usually a clique would have this kind of layout: leader->advisor->members->new recruits->weakest links
the leader: the head honcho in the pack. he/she holds the power in the group. everyone wants to be his/her friend. forget him, he doesn't need you.
the leader's advisor: the best friend of the leader, keeps the leader posted on every happening inside and outside the clan. usually the guy to talk to if you need a favor from the leader
members: the "everyone else" in the clan. some are blindly loyal to their clan leader while others claim they're not followers, but in reality they're lost without the clan. they're usually at the beck and call of the leader
new recruits: the newest initiates within the tribe. they're like the little brothers/little sisters within the tribe. because they're new, they're usually exempt from most of the tribe's happenings. after a month or so, they're elevated to "member" status and thus lose some of the privileges they had as the new guys.
weakest links: the lowest part of the clan, they don't have a say in the tribe and are most often the pack mules/errand boys. they're desperate for someone who'll listen to them, so if you wanna become a member of a clique, talk to one of these guys and then work your way up.
If you wanna be popular in high school, then here's what you do:
-Find the weakest link
-Start sitting with him/her at the popular clique's table at lunch (You made it to *new recruit*
-Gradually they will stop being bothered by your presence at the lunch table and will consider you as one of their own. (Congratulations, you made it to *member* status)
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.
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:
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:
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."
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.'"