The first year of high school which usually ends up being an extension of 8th grade (middle school) because everyone's still friends with the same people and are still immature. Also freshman year tends to be the easiest year of high school because you're not at pressured to or can't take AP classes. And your core classes are much easier than higher grades. Because you're either 14 or 15 years old you can't drive in most states or get a job which limits your independence to go to parties, go to certain events etc. Also "upperclassmen" usually dislike freshman which makes it hard to be invited to these events. Overall freshman year isn't quite as exciting as other years in high school.
8th Grader: "Holy crap im going to high school next year! I'm gonna get hella girls and go to crazy parties!"
9th Grader "Hey, sorry, that doesn't really happen in your Freshman year.. only on TV shows.."
The people who make plenty of money to support a comfortable lifestyle and don't have to worry as much about their jobs, economy, and other things that stress out the middle-class. Most people look up to the upper middle class because they tend to be the role model for what everyone in America wants to attain aka "The American Dream"...
He has a nice big house in the suburbs, has two BMWs, and kids going to private schools. Definitely upper middle class.
The first legit year of high school. This is the year when you start to have a more authentic high school experience unlike freshman year. Most people are turning 16, you can get your license, get a job, and have a lot more independence overall. Classes are harder than the year before, more is expected of you. You kind of have to have some idea of what college you want to go to so you can a head start on requirements etc. despite all the hype of not being a freshman anymore, you're still not really an "upperclassmen" until junior year. unfortunately.
Freshman: "Eh, I hate being a freshman, it's boring and basically like 8th grade."
Sophomore: "It'll get better. Next year you can get your drivers license and stuff. sophomore year is where it's at."
having the financial ability to pay your bills, live in a good house and go on a vacation once in a while.
Living in a detached two story home in the suburbs, two cars, vacation once a year, and a some extra money on the side is what I consider middle class.
People in society who make well above-average incomes that can afford a comfortable lifestyle. The upper-middle-class tend to be well educated and have a lot of work autonomy in whatever they do for a living. Most upper-middle-class tend to live in more upscale neighborhoods that are too expensive for their counterparts, the middle-class. Therefore, the middle-class and lower classes too, tend to look up to the upper-middle-class and follow in their footsteps.
Take a stroll through Whole Foods on a weekend, you're bound to see many people apart of the upper-middle-class.
Kids who,as the name implies, get stoned on a regular basis and are around others who do the same. Most stoners live in boring suburban areas where there is little to do. They tend to dislike most non-stoners or anyone who is more mainstream, though this isn't always the case. Most stoners tend to have an alternative style that may be mixed in with styles of scene kids or goths. More "unique" appearance than the average joe. They tend to stick together, and commonly don't try and put effort into their schoolwork as they want to keep up their reputation of not caring. They also have a tendency to get in trouble with their school, as they sometimes carry substances with them. In general, they are more accepting of people who are different, which makes stoners hard to point out as they are a mix of many different kinds of people that smoke just as much.
For stoner kids, smoking weed is their favorite recreational pass time.
A popular milestone in a person's life, during a time when they were a teenager. This phrase is used to show a contrast between back when you were a teenager, and now, presumably as an adult. It's also commonly used by an adult or older person to show how things are different from a person currently in high school.
Back in high school...I had to walk 10 miles to school, and have at least 5 hours of homework every night. It wasn't like today where kids have their own cars and have tutors.