Lies They Tell You in High School

Before entering my freshman year, I was fed a bunch of lies as to what high school was all about. Now that I know better, I would like to enlighten you on the reality behind the high-school hype:

“We have hundreds of interesting clubs and activities for you to join!”

Right. Most of these are either obvious (sports) or barely a club at all (a bunch of dudes who like skateboards goofing around at lunch). And for every awesome club, like Ultimate Frisbee or Gay-Straight Alliance, there’s something totally ridiculous. I’m looking at you, Didgeri-dudes.
“Teachers are here to help you, because we’re your friends.”

No, you are not, and only a tiny handful of teachers are even cool. Alas, the cool teachers are usually also the incompetent ones—most of the time we’re stuck reminding them how to turn on a TV, or that basketball has nothing to do with the Wild West.

“Dress code is strictly enforced.”

Unless someone’s wearing a low-cut unitard covered in drugs and gang signs, our teachers couldn’t care less. Except in P.E., weirdly enough. If my tank top offends you that much, Mrs. Evil Gym Teacher, GIVE US UNIFORMS. Sheesh.

“iPods will be taken away if you listen to them on campus.”

Maybe only good students (like myself) can break this rule, but I've definitely walked up to my teachers with headphones in multiple times. It seems that the only teachers who care about this rule are language teachers. Which leads me to my next point…

“All teachers treat all students equally.”

This is laughable. In fact, I must take a moment to laugh about it! HA. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Okay I’m good. Ahem. Show me a teacher without prejudice, and I will show you a robot. Not that I would be surprised to learn that some of my teachers are robots. Prejudiced robots.

“Freshmen are respected by upperclassmen.”

Oh, please. We have a day that is literally and appropriately called “Freshman Beatdown Day,” and yes, my parents did make me watch Dazed and Confused to prepare for it. (If you haven’t seen it yet, WATCH IT NOW.) FBD is thinly disguised as “Color Day,” when each grade wears their class color. The freshmen are identifiable by their white clothing, which really makes the junk that the upperclassmen draw/paint/spray onto them show up well!

  • mienftw
  • November 14, 2010, 9:38 am
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    That's why it pays to be about 5'11 to 6'4 in high school nobody messes with you freshman or not

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    My freshman year was hell! I had no friends and just about everybody hated me. Part of the group of people that made my life hell were upper classmen. Half of the teachers at my school just don't pay attention or just don't give a fuck if you listen to your ipod during class. As long as you have one headphone out. They do care if you have your cellphone out though. They'll take that shit up in a heartbeat. Teachers don't really care what you wear as long as it's not obviously gang or drug related. Some care if chicks wear booty shorts, others don't. Like my friend has a shirt that says "Mount and Do Me" (making fun of mountain dew). Another one of my friends wears a shirt that says "Got Beaver" (you can guess what that means). A lot of kids dip at our school, and as you can imagine, it's everywhere. From the floors to the bathrooms. It's especially annoying when rednecks go around asking "Got a bottle?". But I'm now a Junior in high school, so the problems you're facing about being a freshman no longer occur to me. We just have to worry about passing the damned graduation test >_<

    dipping is fucking nasty I dont see how ppl can do that shit
    - thekitkatkid November 14, 2010, 12:41 pm
    I know. Where I go to school, it's all the rage among the rednecks
    - XxDaminalsxX November 14, 2010, 12:42 pm
    I would hate ur school
    - thekitkatkid November 14, 2010, 12:44 pm
    Just gotta find the right people to hang out with.
    - XxDaminalsxX November 14, 2010, 12:46 pm
    i know that...about dipping and finding the right people. fuckin nasty man.
    - arrowdodger7 November 14, 2010, 1:09 pm
    my coach used to dip during practice he had a kid so he quit and now chews sunflower seeds, thing is everyone bugs him for them now its kinda funny
    - Tremp20k November 14, 2010, 3:05 pm
    sorry, I'm out of it here in Austalia.
    What's dipping? :P
    - Jackylegs November 18, 2010, 1:58 am
    chewing tobacco
    - Tremp20k November 18, 2010, 3:03 am
    People put tobacco in their mouth and spit it out into a bottle. It supposedly, somehow, gives them a buzz. I find it disqusting.
    - XxDaminalsxX November 18, 2010, 3:30 am
    yeah sounds pretty retarded
    - Jackylegs November 18, 2010, 10:31 am
    It is. Don't ever be coaxed into doing it.
    - XxDaminalsxX November 18, 2010, 11:25 am
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    Random drug testing is a lie. Fall asleep in class one time...

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    In venice high it's more like

    “We have hundreds of interesting clubs and activities for you to join!”
    if u consider getting high a club, then yes there are a lot of clubs all around the school.

    “Dress code is strictly enforced.”
    sort of a pain in the ass when they try to take ur sweater away cus u had ur hood on, or ur hat because "It's gang related."

    “iPods will be taken away if you listen to them on campus.”
    my ass! they just tell u to put it away, and if not that they dont even mention it.
    if u go to my school half the kids are walking around with a headset

    “All teachers treat all students equally.”
    u got that one right on target!

    “Freshmen are respected by upperclassmen.”
    I never heard this one, but ppl are AMAZINGLY not that childish at my school. Well as for me I dont respect most of my peers I treat them as strangers.

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    your back and all of these are true

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    didn't have much trouble as a freshmen but i did get booked and marked about two times or so
    not bad i think

    • hightec
    • November 14, 2010, 12:13 pm
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    yeah im looking forward to this next year >.>

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    My school was interesting in that most of what u just said isn't true. most of our teachers did in fact care about us especially our shop teachers, our dress codes were enforced we were not allowed iPods or phones (not strictly enforced but enforced) and most of our freshman were left alone. Although its because they have a separate wing of the school cuz believe me i wanted to punch a few of those fuckers. Best yet they had to wear dorky uniforms all day basically had a sign saying IM A FRESHMAN LAUGH AT ME over thier heads

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    yeah I been to alot of schools and none of those things are true, at all. this chick came to school with her bra almost completely showing once and no one cared to tell her to get a new shirt ((im sure the guys beat up anyone who was trying to tell her that))

    also here is one thing to know about high school that is almost true it every school, dont trust your language teachers

    • burnyuu
    • December 9, 2010, 4:18 am
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    My school really isn't that bad, nobody really targets freshman to my knowledge, I did almost beat the shit out of one for being a smartass tho. anyway, most of those things aren't true about my highschool, the teachers are generally pretty good to the students (not to say that there isnt a bad egg here and there), i Trust most of my teachers especially the gym teachers, those guys and 1 girl, are the shit. :)

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    must avoid high school... lol

    • peace
    • December 25, 2010, 5:16 pm
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    My freshman year, i started at a brand new highschool, so we were the oldest in the school all the way till 12th grade...

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    lol that's why buhach is a gay shool

    • gryxng
    • December 8, 2010, 8:49 pm
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