Peace Out

By JORDAN SQUIRES

As I, a senior, near my final days at Tremper High School, I’ve come to a realization that high school is completely and utterly a waste of time and energy. We enter in our freshman year excited to see where the future takes us, we meet new people, claim new best friends, and strive for excellence. Throughout the stressful, never ending four years of the torturous bells and assignments, you start to realize that high school isn’t what you thought it’d be.

Within the first year, you realize that you are trapped in this cycle of seeing the same fake people everyday and praying that your GPA will get you into the college of your dreams. You stay up late working tirelessly on those assignments and projects for the honors and AP classes that you were pressured to take to either be in the Top 20 or stay in good stances with your parents and/or friends. But after time, the routine of coming to school and trying your best is so boring.

I may just be passive aggressive at this point, but how do the grades teachers give us define us? In high school, that seems to be the only thing anyone cares about. Why? This whole cycle that we go through every day, every week, every month, and every year is so boring. The classwork is boring. The people that you once thought were your best friends suddenly don’t mean as much as the three to four true friends you have. The conversations with those people become boring. Wasting the final weeks of high school is so boring, so why bother even coming? Graduation can’t come fast enough and then I can finally say “Peace out” to the chapter of my life that seemed to drag on much longer than four years.