Spring break is a time to relax. It's a time to unwind from the stress of the second trimester and enjoy a couple of weeks off with family and friends. However, junior year spring break is a whole other ballgame. This is often a prime opportunity to go on a few college visits and think about life after BB&N.
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STUDENT WRITER BIOS
On the day after last week's EcoBash, I was sitting in chemistry class when one of my classmates mentioned that they had not had a chance to debrief from the day before. Thinking we were going to swap stories about our respective workshops, I was excited to have a few minutes' break from enthalpy and stoichiometry, so I was surprised when several people described the day as 'heavy.'
I peek at the paper, just to make sure the writing is actually there. Confident?? I didn't know people saw me as confident. I didn't know I was confident in the first place. I'm just being me. I'm just trying to get it right, like everyone else.
To be a freshman is to be clueless. That, as all former high school nine-graders can remember, and as all current ninth-graders in my year can attest to, is what makes us the distinctive, bottom-of-the-food-chain minnows that we are. This 'lost-puppy' attitude is shown by most of my fellow freshman through the commonly found, distinctive look of 'the clueless freshman face.'
It's that time of the school year again! College decision time.
And that means an abundance of social media posts with beaming kids wearing sweatshirts emblazoned with college names, or kids holding up their acceptance letters for all to see.