Every year thousands of freshmen timidly step into their first year of high school and are viewed by the seniors as “inferior”. Throughout their next four years of high school, these freshmen will learn many things not only about themselves, but also about social situations and how to handle them.
During a sit-down interview with seniors Kylie Noelle and Emily Workman, the two share both what they wish they had known as freshmen and what they want freshmen to know now.
“I wish I had known that it is okay to express who you are and accept the fact that you’re still growing into the person you want to become,” Emily said.
“My advice to freshmen is to not obsess over your image”, Senior Kylie Noelle said. Kylie explains that caring too much about how other people see you will “stress you out”. She also urges freshmen to understand that “High school really does go by faster than you’d think. Don’t only do homework or study, get out there and make the most of these years.”
The stereotype of seniors looking down on freshmen as lesser than them seems to run true in most high schools. “They just irritate me sometimes,” Senior Emily Workman said, “ If you’re going to sprint down the halls to get to class, announce your presence so I can move out of the way of your Naruto run.”
“Life is not a high school musical movie. It’s ten times worse and if you break out into song during class you’ll get a detention. Trust me I’ve tried,” Kylie Noelle. She also asks that you take your makeout sessions outside, “Nobody wants to see you sucking faces when they’re trying to get to class.”