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Advice to Underclassmen


We gave seniors a chance to say goodbye to their friends, share a piece of advice, or share a

favorite memory from MHS. Below are a few of the farewells - the rest will be published in the

final Alltold print edition (coming soon).

As a soon-to- be senior, but technically still a junior, I am in the most special niche of high

school. I now have three years of experience under my belt, but I don’t quite hate the

underclassmen yet (I kid, I kid). So it’s the perfect time to share some of the advice I’ve picked

up that can benefit us all, but especially the ones with more time to go.

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Dear underclassmen, convenience is key. The only way to smoothly make it through these four

years is to only take on what you can handle, and to not make things harder on others. This

means everything from not blocking hallways, to allowing yourself at least one class that will

give you time to breathe. High school can be strenuous enough as it is.

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Dear underclassmen, high school is when everything changes. You don’t have to stick with

those friends you’ve had for six years that don’t actually make you feel good about yourself.

Don’t sign up for that sport if your heart isn’t in it. You may have started playing that instrument

in second grade, but that doesn’t mean you have to play it for the rest of your life. Precedents are

made and broken in these few years.

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Dear underclassmen, get the high school experience. Yes, I mean the stereotypical, picturesque

school events. You don’t have to like football to have a good time with friends in the bleachers.

You might not feel brave enough to dance, but dressing up for winter formals is worth it. The

pep rallies may not look quite like they do in the movies, but allow yourself to laugh at the

teachers dancing with the rest of us. We’re all in this together, this one time.

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Take a deep breath, drink some water, eat a little healthier, and get more sleep. Use your study

hall, say good morning to your teachers, and keep an eye on your grades. Take an art class and

join the school newspaper. Dear underclassmen, good luck.



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