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Kayla Vo
Kayla Vo
Co-Editor-in-Chief, Humor Editor, Website & Social Media

What I’ve learned in my 18 years: advice for the underclassmen

Everything is not as serious as it seems. As cliché as this sounds, it’s so true. Everything that seems so daunting right now – the one thing that is plaguing you – isn’t that serious. 

Soon you’ll laugh at these embarrassing moments of your life and be grateful for the memories. The test that you are so scared you will fail won’t matter in the long run, so just try your best. It may feel like the world is falling apart with the stress of school work and the drama, and it’s going to suck sometimes, trust me. In the end, you’ll look back and feel proud that you made it through high school. It’s meant to be the most embarrassing part of your life, so embrace it!

Funnily enough, I used to believe that all the high school drama and the people who disliked me mattered. Until now. Soon, we will never walk these halls with them or see them daily. A mere memory is what we will be to each other; we will all part ways and start our new adventures. Don’t let the now affect your forever. 

At 18 years, I’ve experienced many relationships, some of which have ended poorly and some are still thriving today. I’ve been through the high school experience: the drama, fights, betrayal, bullying and excitement. Everyone experiences these things, and in the end, it doesn’t really matter. You get to choose your happiness. Forget about all the opinions and comments that don’t come from someone close to you. No matter what you do, people will always judge or dislike you. Be selfish for self-love. You won’t live with your peers for the rest of your life, but youwill be around for your whole life. The key to success in high school is simply to do what makes you happy and let all judgment and stress slip away. 

As the year comes to an end with graduation right around the  corner, all I can say is thank goodness it’s over, and good luck with your next couple of years. 



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