By: Zoee Ylen "The Freshman"
As a freshman, I walked into the Clatskanie High school for my third time, unready and unprepared on what is to be expected in my next four years here. Middle school was easier and from what’s been told by older high schoolers, it only gets worse. As a freshman you start to think, “How am I going to do this?” I ask that exact question in my head every morning as I roll out of bed.
Through my first few days here (seeing as how school only started a week ago) I have already noticed the hardships of high school. As a freshman you are like a lowly peasant in the middle of a high court, surrounded by queens, kings, princes and princesses. You have the religion of teacher following, you must follow their every command and get in their homework before they kill your grade.
However being a freshman isn’t too bad, yes you have more responsibilities, but you also have a bit more freedom. Now, as a freshman, you can go out of the school without being confronted by a teacher or staff member. You also have more of your teachers’ trust. Most (in the CMHS at least) of the teachers here have had you for three years, however new teachers may be wary of you (and rightfully so).
But you never know, it’s only about to be the end of the second week of being here, you could lose your freedom, or your teachers trust. But it doesn't matter so long as you pass your classes and that you have fun.