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maggiesxrevenge
31-07-07, 03:34 PM
How should I make the best of my senior year in highschool? I feel like the past few years have been a waste. How do I change that in my final year here with my friends and boyfriend?:evil:

anachronistic
31-07-07, 03:44 PM
jeeze, how can you regret the other years of your life? learn from your mistakes instead of regretting.

anyhow, my senior year, i was in the high school band and choir, i played trap, bass guitar, and plain old lead guitar in the jazz band. i sung a solo and a duet for a contest, i was selected to be a singer in this big singing thing here in my state. the funny thing is i am not that much of a musician (i am a visual artist

i was in school plays, i hung out at my friends' chance every time i got, tried to start a garage indie band, i participated a lot in youth group.

one of the most memorable (thank god i did it too) moments of my senior year was breaking up with my first true love who is turning into a bitch.

i made my own website, i got promoted at work (it's a side-business 2 person co-op, i do web designing)

take a class in school that you think you might hate/are afraid or willing to try. for me it was german. i didn't even like germany until last year. now i love germany and i am going to major it in college.

i got officially drunk off my ass the first time in my life, i was invited to parties by people i thought didn't like me


it's shit like that, that counts. take ****ing risks. do whatever. you may discover something about yourself that you didn't know before. hell, i know i bragged, but that's how i motivate people and give them examples.

maggiesxrevenge
31-07-07, 03:48 PM
you know that is the first real advice i've gotten from that question when i've asked someone. Thank you so much. I love to take risks and I hope I can have that much fun.

TDurden
31-07-07, 04:46 PM
I hated most of my time in high school. How I eventually learned to appreciate it was when I realized exactly what it was: a joke. The people, the fakes, the teachers, it's its own little realm.

I wouldn't suggest going out and getting drunk every chance you get just because you're not going to remember it. You'll remember the before and after.

Make new friends. Don't be afraid to speak up and state your opinion, no matter how left field. High school is probably the only time in your life you can achieve celebrity status easily. Do memorable things and don't shy away from talking back to the teachers.

Pull a kickass senior prank. I photoshopped about 400 fliers of my principal ****ing the class principal and dropped them down the stairwells before lunch. But whatever floats your boat.

The most important thing is to not stress yourself out. You've worked your ass off for three years, you've earned a break.

Oh, and don't take shit from anyone...unless you're going to school in the ghetto, then be as invisible as humanly possible

vashti
31-07-07, 10:48 PM
I would use your senior year to make some definitive plans for your grown-up life.

DoesntMatter
04-08-07, 03:37 AM
Pull a kickass senior prank. I photoshopped about 400 fliers of my principal ****ing the class principal and dropped them down the stairwells before lunch. But whatever floats your boat.



Hahaha... That's hilarious


But how to make the most of your senior year? Forget fun, it won't happen. I hated high school. If you did well in school the previous 3 years, don't mess up now. Make sure you have excellent grades so that when they are sent to your colleges, they will be impressed and see that you aren't slacking off senior year. Senior year isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Do this so that you can get into a good school, come out making buckets of cash, and then have the sweet satisfaction of knowing that all those hedonistic douchebag mother****ers who had a blast for 4 years in high school ultimately did not end up ahead, but you did. Seriously, the best education will be more likely to land you the best job, making the most money, which is the only way to get ahead (for some people)

Steve2004
04-08-07, 05:07 AM
senior year was not that great for me. It wasn't completely miserable..but a fourth year of high school wasn't sitting well with me. Everyone told me to take advantage of my last year of high school..because the summer before college..you're going to wish you were back there. I ****ing LOVE not being in high school anymore. College is the important thing that you will want to cherish and remember. High school doesn't mean shit in the long run

Gigabitch
04-08-07, 05:51 AM
Steve's right. High school means nothing. i can't imagine what loser told her she would EVER wish she was back in high school.

I agree with Ben that it's easy to gain celebrity status. Here's what I did: massive dramatic breakup with my boyfriend. I felt like an Olsen twin- I was hounded in class and out for more drama- it's like crack to high school kids and I was a dealer.

I suggest you consider this, since your boyfriend lies to you.

Steve2004
04-08-07, 10:50 AM
i had sex with someone who knew a lot of people (that's not WHY i had sex with him)...but after that i had people coming up and talking to me like they knew me..didn't even know their names. it's a risky business...but you want friends..right? (:

Jimmy1218
04-08-07, 11:05 AM
Are you kidding? Highschool is one of the most important times of your life! But isn't necessarily fun though. Having good grades and participating in lots of extracurricular activities can get you to a very good university, which will get you a very good job later on, which then will get you money. But if you fail highschool, you're screwed. Period.

Gribble
04-08-07, 11:27 AM
Hardly. High school is the biggest waste of time in your life. Nothing but complete bullshit. Enjoy it, though. Have fun, be stupid, and don't take any of it seriously.

In the US education doesn't even begin until college. Everything before that is a royal waste.

Jimmy1218
04-08-07, 11:46 AM
Its true that they teach you bs, but highschool is still important to get to a good university/college, where "education really begins"

Steve2004
04-08-07, 12:07 PM
Are you kidding? Highschool is one of the most important times of your life!

hmm. come talk to me in four years. i'm going to guess that since you're 14..you're probably going to be a freshmen? It's not that hard to maintain grades to get into a good college. Unless you're a complete idiot..which i doubt that you are. So, no. High school is NOT the most important time of your life. I think this is just the excitement of high school coming out of your mouth right now.

Jimmy1218
04-08-07, 12:09 PM
its ONE of the most important, because it basically determines what level of education you get in the future.

anachronistic
05-08-07, 05:19 AM
i don't know. a lot of people on here seem to not have a lot from high school to cherish.

other people were not my focus in high school. i never tried to be popular or anything, and that's probably why i feel like my high school experience was a good one.

before my senior year i never even intended on going to college. never dreamt of it, simply because i didn't think it was possible with my parents' jobs. that being said, in high school i actually wanted to learn new things, and that i did. and that's probably how i got a high paying job at my age. people get so focused on grades, that grades are all they care about. they forget what education even is, thinking that it's some race to get on the honorroll, but it's a place to learn things. and then they go and learn all these things just to get the grade, but never learn how to imply these things to their life.

jimmy, maggie, anyone else who is going into high school, i really hope you guys get something out of high school education, as did i.

but there is better/worse to come, and that's for you to decide.

vashti
05-08-07, 05:46 AM
I agree high school is important, depending on what University you want to go to. Be sure that minimally, you know how to spell properly, can use basic language in the appropriate context, and have decent punctuation abilities, unlike some of the posters on this forum. :D

Be sure you know your math, at least through Algebra, too. You will need it to get into college level math classes.

As for the social aspects of High School, they suck. Learn what you can, and remember that it won't last forever, thank god.

anachronistic
05-08-07, 05:49 AM
I agree high school is important, depending on what University you want to go to. Be sure that minimally, you know how to spell properly, can use basic language in the appropriate context, and have decent punctuation abilities, unlike some of the posters on this forum. :D

Be sure you know your math, at least through Algebra, too. You will need it to get into college level math classes.

As for the social aspects of High School, they suck. Learn what you can, and remember that it won't last forever, thank god.

amen to taht. vashti, you're an english nerd! *sticks tongue out and runs away*

nyc123
10-08-07, 04:28 PM
enjoy it!! college is HARD! (well it depends on what school you go to... avoid going to an ivy if you can, haha. i learned that the hard way!)

DoesntMatter
11-08-07, 02:16 AM
High school IS important in the sense that it determines what college you get into. And college makes all the difference.

In terms of people saying high school material is a joke, this is true. Take as many AP classes as you can, they are really the only classes worth taking relative to other courses offered. The most important thing to do in high school is do well on the SATs, get 5s on all your AP tests, and maintain a high GPA.

If you want to get into a good college, you will need at least a 1400 on the SAT and several AP classes with 5s on your AP tests. Otherwise, forget about getting into a good school. Your GPA won't mean shit if you can't do at least that.

Jimmy1218
11-08-07, 02:25 AM
enjoy it!! college is HARD! ... avoid going to an ivy if you can

No pain no gain. :tough:

misombra
11-08-07, 03:07 AM
I would use your senior year to make some definitive plans for your grown-up life.

+1. or you could steal the school mascot and put it in the park.

i spent my senior year... wait, i didn't even make it to my senior year.

nyc123
11-08-07, 06:34 AM
i feel like anything useful you're gonna learn is gonna be from high school or before. what you learn in college is just supposed to make you look smart. and to occupy you for 4 years until you get that little piece of paper that says you did something with your life...

Jimmy1218
11-08-07, 09:10 AM
Yeah, you don't need very complicated knowledge about everyday life...but its your job where you you need the brains, unless you're a garbage man.

vashti
11-08-07, 09:29 AM
i feel like anything useful you're gonna learn is gonna be from high school or before. what you learn in college is just supposed to make you look smart. and to occupy you for 4 years until you get that little piece of paper that says you did something with your life...

Let's hope medical school students don't think this way. ;)

Jimmy1218
11-08-07, 12:37 PM
Studying to be a doc is awesome. Cash for everyone!

nyc123
11-08-07, 02:34 PM
Let's hope medical school students don't think this way. ;)

i'm just talking undergrad...

anachronistic
12-08-07, 10:00 AM
i hope you guys are really that determined to join the medical field. there are some things you guys will see that would probably make me barf. i see no fun or enjoyment in that profession.

and money doesn't make everything. i'll be the first one to admit that. even if it's $100 an hour to do something you do not enjoy, is a pure waste of time.

misombra
12-08-07, 10:10 AM
i got probably the most worthless undergrad degree there is and it's making me lots of money.

DoesntMatter
12-08-07, 10:22 AM
An undergrad degree in organic chemistry can teach you a LOT. However, no one will hire a chemist without at least a master's degree.

DoesntMatter
12-08-07, 10:23 AM
i got probably the most worthless undergrad degree there is and it's making me lots of money.

And what was that?

vashti
12-08-07, 10:26 AM
An undergrad degree in organic chemistry can teach you a LOT. However, no one will hire a chemist without at least a master's degree.

That is SOOOO not true! My husband is a chemist, and he hires LOTS of chemistry and biology majors with Bachelors degrees...

anachronistic
12-08-07, 10:27 AM
That is SOOOO not true! My husband is a chemist, and he hires LOTS of chemistry and biology majors with Bachelors degrees...

don't they hire interns too?

vashti
12-08-07, 10:29 AM
No, not where he works. Interns work as volunteers to gain work experience.

DoesntMatter
12-08-07, 10:30 AM
That is SOOOO not true! My husband is a chemist, and he hires LOTS of chemistry and biology majors with Bachelors degrees...

I've been told by everyone that I would not find a job with just a bachelors if I were to be a chemist. Maybe it's the Rochester economy.

What type of chemistry is your husband into Vashti?

anachronistic
12-08-07, 10:31 AM
it's not the degree that gets you the job. it's what you know.

vashti
12-08-07, 10:31 AM
Forensics........

DoesntMatter
12-08-07, 10:39 AM
I'm stuck with biochemistry at the moment, want to change it to organic chemistry and get into neurochemistry. All my first year courses are so ****ing generic. I could have taken credit for 2 of them but will not so that the classes are more of a review than learning new material to help assure a better GPA

vashti
12-08-07, 10:51 AM
I have never heard of a science major not being able to find work. You should be employable with any of those degrees...

nyc123
13-08-07, 04:25 AM
it's not the degree that gets you the job. it's what you know.

unfortunately, it's also WHO(m) you know that matters

vashti
13-08-07, 06:06 AM
it's not the degree that gets you the job. it's what you know.

Not so in professional fields. You can't even get your foot in the door without a degree.

Junket
13-08-07, 07:11 AM
You think senior year is a big deal up until after you graduate.

Then you realize how silly it was to have made a big deal out of any of it.

Just goes to show how naive teenagers really are.

anachronistic
13-08-07, 07:39 AM
Not so in professional fields. You can't even get your foot in the door without a degree.

you're a bit wrong. :)

vashti
13-08-07, 07:46 AM
you're a bit wrong. :)

LOL! Really? Try applying for a job in any scientific lab, law office, medical practice, teaching institution, CPA firm, etc.

Oh, wait. You *could* get a job... as a janitor.

anachronistic
13-08-07, 07:59 AM
LOL! Really? Try applying for a job in any scientific lab, law office, medical practice, teaching institution, CPA firm, etc.

Oh, wait. You *could* get a job... as a janitor.

i already have a job.. and it is professional.

i know other people who do as well.. had no training, started with only what they knew.

vashti
13-08-07, 08:19 AM
Honey, no offense, but you are a kid living at home with your mom. You aren't making a professional salary, else you'd have moved out already, and you wouldn't always be complaining about how broke you are. Sure, every now and then, an under-educated person pulls in a good salary, but they are exceptions. Most people are not exceptional.

anachronistic
13-08-07, 08:46 AM
Honey, no offense, but you are a kid living at home with your mom. You aren't making a professional salary, else you'd have moved out already, and you wouldn't always be complaining about how broke you are. Sure, every now and then, an under-educated person pulls in a good salary, but they are exceptions. Most people are not exceptional.

honey, no offense, but there is a reason other than my salary that i live with my family. and it's that i am not a greedy pig and i tend for my family.

you're right, most people aren't exceptional, but i am glad you finally see through to my point.

edit: oh, by the way things are looking on the bright side for my parents, the coast has been clear for a while, and i will feel safe going to college now :D

Junket
13-08-07, 08:51 AM
honey, no offense, but there is a reason other than my salary that i live with my family. and it's that i am not a greedy pig and i tend for my family.

you're right, most people aren't exceptional, but i am glad you finally see through to my point.

edit: oh, by the way things are looking on the bright side for my parents, the coast has been clear for a while, and i will feel safe going to college now :D

There is a difference between your job and the ones she listed.

Fat chance at getting into law, science/engineering, or medical without a degree.

anachronistic
13-08-07, 08:53 AM
There is a difference between your job and the ones she listed.

Fat chance at getting into law, science/engineering, or medical without a degree.

it's merely an argument of words. she said 'professional' which isn't limited to the jobs she's listed.

quite frankly none of those fields are of my interest, well except that web design is a bit of engineering, but not full fledged. i'd say that this type of field requires more of a portfolio than a degree.

vashti
13-08-07, 09:03 AM
No point in talking to teenagers. They know everything.

I do have to ask, though, if you are making such great money with no education and already consider yourself to be a professional, then why are you going to school when it presents such a financial burden for you?

anachronistic
13-08-07, 09:15 AM
No point in talking to teenagers. They know everything.

I do have to ask, though, if you are making such great money with no education and already consider yourself to be a profesional, then why are you going to school when it presents such a financial burden for you?

• it makes me all the more qualified

• i really don't want to do web design for the rest of my life.

• i am getting a degree in german and computer art because of a dream to be a part of video game/media production, and i want to learn more german because i don't speak it perfect (perhaps teach it one day) and i don't know a whole lot about art, perhaps i will learn techniques that make my art better, and i will do it faster.

• i might not want to do any of that, i might even end up in something i never expected. my mind changes a lot, so college is the place where i will make my final decision.

edit: there are just so many reasons i am going to college, i forget them all. here's another

• to make friends, become more social (i am a bit antisocial right now)

• to learn how to manage my time and be organized

• for the experience of going to college

• to hopefully meet a nice girl

TDurden
13-08-07, 12:52 PM
i already have a job.. and it is professional.

i know other people who do as well.. had no training, started with only what they knew.

Define "professional"

Jimmy1218
13-08-07, 01:00 PM
PhD's. Come on, don't tell me you're not aiming for a PhD...

anachronistic
13-08-07, 01:42 PM
Define "professional"
A professional can be either a person in a profession (certain types of skilled work requiring formal training / education) or in sports (a sportsman / sportwoman doing sports for payment). Sometimes it is also used to indicate a special level of quality of goods or tools, sometimes also called 'commercial grade'.

edit: source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professional

Off2College
19-08-07, 02:17 PM
remember one thing: pain is good.

Only with a heart of chaos can one give birth to a dancing star.

Going to college, like everything else in life, is proving yourself. Unless you want to be a nobody for the rest of your life.

vashti
19-08-07, 10:39 PM
Formal education is important because it opens doors that would otherwise be closed, but I certainly wouldn't call people with no formal education "nobody".

anachronistic
20-08-07, 07:09 AM
remember one thing: pain is good.

Only with a heart of chaos can one give birth to a dancing star.

Going to college, like everything else in life, is proving yourself. Unless you want to be a nobody for the rest of your life.

i probably see things differently than you, offtocollege. what is pain to you is probably fun to me. :)

careful with the 'hidden' messages, you might give off a wrong idea to a kid on here.

Junket
20-08-07, 08:59 AM
Unless you want to be a nobody for the rest of your life.

Yeah, clearly the only way to be "somebody" is through college...

atranquilpath
28-08-07, 05:35 PM
My advice to you is to enjoy every moment of your senior year. Have as much fun as possible. Solidify your friendship with people you want in the rest of your life.
The biggest thing I would say is don't take it too fast. I wish I was a freshman in high school again.