Friday, February 12, 2016

Five Things I Hate About High School

Hello stars! I was debating on doing a fandom post or a ranting post and I decided to do a ranting one because I felt like it. Or maybe I've been watching too much Blimey Cow on Youtube. I don't know.

But anyways, if you've been with me for a while, you'll know that I've been homeschooled since the 4th grade. However, right before the start of my freshman year, I decided to go back for reasons that I won't get into today (I mean, then it won't be a rant, right?). Overall, high school's pretty okay. But today, I want to share the top five things I hate about high school:

1. The Students
Ah, my favourite one that I'll probably rant about the most. I do not like 95% of the kids at my school. I won't sugar coat it or lie. I have my group of gals I hang around and I have my awesome band kids (lunch with them is never a boring time (especially when there's Trivia Crack game or political or music debate going on)) and even my crew (Elite Techies), and a few (JUST A FEW) selected choir kids I hang around and that's about it. I know a lot of people, but a lot of them are just acquaintances that I've had one class with. That and (haha :') ) I'm Asian and I know of maybe three or four other Asians in the school, so who could forget me? But then there are all the other kids. The guys...... Well, their either athletes, cocky, unintelligent lazy bums, so nerd smart that you can't have a real conversation with them, or just downright boring. Not to mention there are barely any decent-looking (Even REMOTELY decent looking) guys around here. Like, have you heard of a comb? Or deodorant? Or even a SHOWER? Not many of them have. 

Girls, that's whole new ball game. You have your little preppy girls, social-outcasts, gothic kids, stereotypical punk kids, queen bees and her "peanut gallery", and all those girls. And if you haven't been in high school, then you probably don't realise how mean girls can be. Like, they're worse than guys, which is why most of the people I hang around are guys (less drama, less crying, less relationship problems, gives me an excuse to have a big appetite, and so on). And the gossip spreads like a wildfire. You hear it from here, there, and anywhere. Girls also drive me nuts by the way that they dress. This is what I call the "Stereotypical White Girl Outfit"
1. Yoga pants/leggings (It's bad when you see the outline of their undergarments, but it's even worse when you know they're not wearing anything underneath)
2. Big and bulky sweatshirts
3. Mix-matched socks
4. Open toed sandals
5. Hair up in a messy bun
6. Those wide head band things that go around your entire head
This outfit is most often then complete with a Starbucks drink. But what drives me even more nuts is the fact that these girls look like they just rolled out of bed, but they still have time to paint their entire face. Like, it doesn't take much effort to dress nicely. I dress pretty classy going to school, or so I've been told. It's gotten to the point that I've had some of my friends tell me that they just want be to dress up as a "Typical white girl" for one day or Halloween (in which I'm like no). To all you girls, high school or not, have some class, and stop dressing like you just rolled out of bed.
Also, if you don't know by now, girls are definitely mean girls. I try to stay away from most of them, but believe you me, plenty of them have crossed me and they haven't dared to do it again. I have learned over time not to take any disrespectful stuff from girls and I stand my ground, which is probably why I have a lot of people who don't like me.  

Seniors: Welllllll, they're the upper classmen. They think they're all that (which some of them actually are) and stuff. They get irritated with freshman and pretty much blame everything that goes wrong on the freshman. Choir rehearsal and everyone's talking? Blame the freshman and then They keep talking. You don't know your lines for plays and musicals and you continually miss your cues and you still criticise the freshmen who mess up a few words and misses cue by a mere second. Believe me, people, I've seen it all. But don't be fooled by all of them. Some of them can be really nice (that and it's easier when you look and act like a senior) to you even though you're a freshman.

Freshman: Agh. I. Don't. Like. Freshman. Didn't like my class, didn't (and still don't) like the class that came in this year. Every year it gets worse and worse and worse. It seems like they get even more immature as the years progress on, and we need to fix this. I'm in health this trimester and we had to play wallyball with the freshmen in these gigantic courts with super high ceilings and walls (hence the name WALLyball) and they were 1. Screaming 2. Laughing 3. Being so ultra-competitive (like this is PE I, not an actually Word Championship Tournament, quit being so hard on the poor ball) One of the juniors in my health class actually walked out because she was so fed up with it. I was about to walk out when they dismissed us to the locker rooms. So if you have younger siblings who are about to go into high school, tell them to put on their big boy/girl pants, leave the junior-high antics at the junior high and grow up. Please.

2. The Standardized Testing
Ugh. Standardized testing sucks. Literally. Me and my friend of the same name (there are three other girls with my name in choir, including her) were stuck in the cafeteria for three entire hours taking some InView test which fried my brain. Then a week later I had to take the PSAT's. And I took the ACT's last year. Like, stop testing us to death please? A test, or even your GPA or grades (I'm obsessed with mine, but moving on) doesn't define how smart you truly are. Remember that every time they lay a test down on your desk. It just looks better on a college application. 

3. The Substitute Teachers
WHERE DO THEY FIND THESE PEOPLE? Subs are the worst. Honestly. First of all, half the time they try to be all strict and "mean", but half the time the kids don't even listen. Second, most of them don't even know what they're doing. Like a sub, in my opinion, should have some kind of idea about what they're talking about. Half the time I have subs, they're either the first, or reading a book, on their phone, or not even caring or paying attention. Like, someone please find some better subs. For all of our sakes. 

4. The School Nurses
Where do we find these people even? Half the time they seem like they don't know what they're talking about or they're just plain mean. And it was actually the same way in elementary school as well. They truly can't even do anything for us. They can let us lay down, get an ice bag, take medication (with signed parent slips) and give up saltine crackers for Lord-only-knows what kind of issues. It'd actually be scary to see them in action if a student passed out or got a concussion. Like, what would they do for them??

5. The Food
I don't know why I put this as the fifth one. I guess truly they're not exactly in any sort of order. I just put the top five things in mind. First off, I'd like to thank Michelle Obama for cutting down our food and giving us (public schools) the worst food imaginable. Not kidding, I think people on death row in prison get a better "last day living" meal (Yes, they do that) than we do any day of the week. And honestly, it's ridiculous. I ate school lunch my freshman year of high school and now I pack my lunch. There are some days (like days where I'm in the gym for health where I have to carry my drawstring bag on me (so that's my backpack+my drawstring+my coat) and I don't feel like carrying my lunch tote so I eat the school's food. Everything is fat free, reduced fat, diet, no calorie everything. That's not exactly bad, and I'm not the skinniest person, but it's ridiculous what they're doing and I'll tell you why: Every time someone gets lunch, they are required to get a fruit or vegetable with their meal. And if there are pasta days we can't have chips. BUT the thing is, everyone grabs the fruit or vegetable and guess where it goes? IN THE TRASH. That's so much money down the drain. I see it every day! You can't force a kid to eat healthy, you really can't. And the whole 'no chip' thing for the pasta? You can just go up to the snack line and buy a bag of chips there! And if people really want regular soda, they'll just bring it from home! There's no common sense, because money is going down in the landfills for every single piece of fruit/vegetable that every kid doesn't eat. Imagine what we could actually do with all the money spent on trying to force us to eat healthy......

So there you have it! The top five things I hate about high school. Now, there are good things about high school like the socialising part and the after-school clubs, and so on. And did I mention that our school's marching band is amazing?!? Ahem, because it is. A lot of school's put their spotlight on their sports or their theatre program. We put ours on our music (choir, band, orchestra, but mostly band) and I really like that. I am a musical person and it's really great to see the appreciation of it shown at our school. That and we have good school spirit (well I don't, but anyways).

I hope you enjoyed this and I hope you can learn from it and/or teach some of your others peers and all that jazz!


  1. Well, I have to say that your post made me glad that I never went to "real" school. ;) But, I am VERY sorry for all that you have to put up with! It must be really tough some days. :( And you expressed some legitimate concerns. I actually had no idea about all those "food rules" the kids are expected to follow. You're so right-it certainly does sound like a waste of money.
    I'll keep you in my prayers! God can and will provide you with the strength to get through the days where everything seems awful, as I'm sure you know. :)

    1. Aw thanks Natalie. True, these five things often try my patience, but I believe going back for me was the best choice that could have been made. But I just happen to wonder what could change in school systems once we get a new president.... Who knows?

  2. Well, if you feel going back to public school was the best thing for you to do, then I'm so happy for you! :) And that's very's hoping for some good changes!


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