Thoughts of high school bring anxiety — and hope

Thoughts of high school bring anxiety -- and hope

Jazmin Quintana, Student Life Reporter

So I’ve came to the conclusion that high school is like a battlefield. Walking down the halls, you’re never sure what you’ll find lying around the bend.

Everyone seems taller, smarter, thinner, prettier and tanner than you. They seem to be having the time of their life. They are laughing, smiling and joking, despite the fact that we have so many tests and so much homework, and that report cards and finals are just around the corner. They all seem to have so many friends and are constantly having someone saying hello to them.

Eighth grader Diana Rodriguez said that she feels like “I’m gonna have a lot of trouble in high school because there’s just so much that you have to do. Once I’m out of high school, I can’t imagine how college is going to go.” Most teens in middle school are scared of even walking through the high school hallways.

There are some who are so ready and confident about high school. They aren’t scared and they just want to get high school over with. Most of the time, it’s because they have siblings, other family members, or friends that they know who already go there. Obviously, they are ready for high school because they know people there already.

Somewhere between the procrastination, homework and friendships, boyfriends, crushes, dates, classes, and tests, we will stop worrying. There’s no time to worry when you’re growing up.

Certainly high school isn’t going to be easy, and if you ask any high schooler around, they tell you how hard it is. You have so many things to think about during your high school year.

But if you keep your head down, do your work, and avoid the drama, high school should be a good time.