Public (Sassy) Service Announcements:

  • Couples: you do not get entire lunch tables to yourself. Sorry.
  • Treat the hallways like the freeway: keep moving at the same pace, in the same direction. If you miss your exit, go to the next one and loop back around.
  • Seniors are grumpy. Do not ask them about college.
  • Everyone is limited to two interruptions per class.
  • Cutting in the lunch line does not make you cool.
  • Plan your gathering announcements before you stand up to make them.
  • How late you stayed up to finish your homework is not a competition. Do not make it one.

The Cult of the Rolling Backpack

They gather from all corners of campus. You never know where you might spot one, lurking, waiting to pounce. Their approach is marked by the ominous clacking of their wheels on cold, hard pavement, a perfect marriage of plastic and asphalt. You’d best get your legs out of the way, because if you don’t, they will trundle right over you. As they reach the base of the staircase, their mating dance may be observed. A soft downwards push on the handle followed by a hard jerk upwards on each step. Their backpacks are extensions of themselves, a graceful arc from shoulder to floor. Their gait is purposeful. They know where they’re going, walking with a determined glint in their eyes. Others cannot pretend to know the burden they bear, marching ever onwards. They roll forever into the sunset, into infinity.

College Application/Acceptance/Rejection Etiquette

So it’s that time of year when seniors start hearing back from their Early Action and/or Early Decision schools. For many seniors, particularly those ED fellows, the college from which they are hearing back are their top-choice, dream, often-reach schools, and withDecember 15th approaching, seniors are beginning to crumble with stress and apprehension. 

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Do the Basketball Teams Play?

Is our school’s basketball team a front? After several cancelled games over the last week due to “snow”, the varsity boys basketball players have seemingly worn their warmups every other day yet have only played one game this season. Basketball is an indoor sport, so snow shouldn’t really affect the games, should it? 

Lunch (p)review:

  • Monday: Pasta…with both marinara and Alfredo sauce? Yes please! 8/10
  • Tuesday: Santa Fe beef, and Brazilian turkey? Ok, at least there were chips. 5/10.
  • Wednesday: Chicken (a.k.a. no surprises, at all), except they had to add orange sauce? I guess you could go for the spicy Bolognese at the global bar… 3/10.
  • Thursday: Turkey tetrazzini, and TexMex! While the tetrazzini may be subpar, the TexMex more than makes up for it. 8/10.
  • Friday: The perennially good lunch day, this week it is hamburgers (ingredients unknown) and French fries. The Hungary bar may not be the best, but it’s by no means bad if you’re looking for some vegetarian paprikash. 8/10.