Same Difference

What’s so special about being a senior?

Sophia McCraney

What makes senior year so different from any other? I don’t feel much different than I did freshman year. Sure, my number of core classes has decreased, but I’m still here for seven hours like a freshman. 

Senior year doesn’t feel like an end. It never has. Just what most call “new beginnings.” I’m not one for cliches, because in all honesty, they make me sick. I guess I’m just not super sentimental. 

The only thing different about my senior year is feeling prepared for the next step of life. As well as feeling a tad bit older. Now that I’ve had enough experience I have some advice. Just like everyone else, I have my fair share of wisdom. As an upperclassman student I’m going to offer it to you. 

First and foremost, take any advice from seniors with a grain of salt. That includes mine. 

Next, don’t take people’s suggestions of “Easy A” classes. What is easy to them, might not be easy for you. 

Third, actually read the books you’re assigned for english, whether you find it interesting or not (at the very least read the entirety of the sparknotes) because teachers can, without a doubt, tell when you haven’t read them and you’ll make a fool out of yourself. I learned that one the hard way. 

Take environmental education because that was the most fun I’ve had in a science class ever. 

Find your comfort teacher. They may not get paid enough to show it but some of them really do care. 

High school is a special time where you get to choose who you want to be. Don’t let anyone make that decision for you.