Dear Freshmen,

Dear Freshmen,        

We’ve all been there. The first day of highschool. The first day of the rest of your life. This day will predict your future. My first day of high school I tripped up the stairs. How do you even trip up the stairs? I don’t really know but I managed to do it. I remember how embarrassed I was when the two upperclassmen boys asked me if I was okay. I also remember the same day, I walked on the wrong side of the hallway. As I was screamed at by the very large senior who looked like a 30 year old man with a beard; I made sure I would never be so stupid and make the same mistake ever again.

Well, I am now a senior, and if you are a freshman, I’m going to give you a few tips on how not to be the most annoying person on the planet when it’s your first day of high school.

  1. Please don’t think you are cooler than the rest of us in the building. First of all, you’re not. And plus, half of us don’t care about the party you are throwing that the cops will probably bust. Trying to be too cool really shows, and plus no one cares anyways. As a senior, I could care less about virtually anything anymore. (Except for my grades, always care about your grades.) High school seems like such a big deal when you start it, but honestly it is such a minuscule part of your life, where you need to figure out who you are as a person and not try to get everyone to like you.
  2. Are you really standing in the middle of the hallway not moving? I have never understood this, even when I was a freshman. The hallway has two purposes. 1: To put your stuff in your locker. And 2: To walk. That is literally it. So move.
  3. How do you guys not know what’s going on? I get it. It’s a new environment but why do you look like a deer in headlights when you hear the bell saying you can leave first period and go to second. What do you think the bell is? I get that you might be flustered, it’s a new environment. But this characteristic of freshmen, I will never understand. (And it makes me laugh)
  4. My ear drums are literally going to explode if you don’t be quiet. You will learn soon enough that this place won’t make you want to scream and laugh, but rather cry and talk to the least amount of people you can. Even with my Lil Uzi Vert song at full volume, I still hear you talking about how Christina’s boyfriend is talking to her best friend. OMGGG THAT IS SO CRAZY!!!!! I could care less. Sure, talk about it in the hallway, but don’t scream because who even is Christina?

           So, with these extremely important points, you will never be THAT freshman. You will thank me later.


Your senior friend Lindsey