If on the off-chance you and your best friend have similar last names, chances are you spent more time together than regular best friends do. Your lockers are probably right next to each other, you’re sitting right next to each other in class even if there’s assigned seating and you were probably lab partners.
So how do you celebrate four intense years of friendship together? By taking “sharing” a yearbook together, of course! Just take a cue from this duo who Lady and the Tramp‘d their way into school history. Bravo!
[via College Humor]
Trolling your high school yearbook is the greatest achievement you can ever have in high school. Sure, sports trophies look great on the mantle and academic awards hopefully come with some bits of cash but those kinds of achievements fade away. In about 10 years time, no one’s going to care that you were the star quarterback or got the best science mark of your year. They stop being relevant the moment you stop thinking that going pro is actually possible and when the 15 per cent mark drop happens in your first year of university.
But yearbooks, they last forever. Why not be like junior varsity football player Harrison and leave your mark with a spectacular yearbook quote? It’s the little things in life that matters.
Instead of going the sentimental route (i.e. picking that stupid Coach Carter monologue about conquering your deepest fear or some bullshit like that because clowns are the worst), high school senior Emily left her yearbook quote in the hands of Tumblr.
Emily posted on Tumblr: “If this [post] gets above 500 notes i’ll use a horse_ebooks tweet as my senior quote.”
That was nine months ago which, coincidentally, is the same amount of time to make a baby. The baby in this case came in the form of the world’ best yearbook quote since her Tumblr post gained nearly 40,000 notes.
Here’s the tweet she used:
Their negativity only served to push me deeper into the realms of soap making.
— Horse ebooks (@Horse_ebooks) February 9, 2012
You know what that quote reminds me of? Success!
Graduating is hard. Asides from getting what might possible the most expensive piece of paper ever, it also means leaving your little bubble behind for the real world. Or if you’re graduating from high school, the real-ish world.
The real world (or real-ish) means sustaining yourself on pizza pockets when your meal plan runs out, sufficiently less money (because you spent all your money on booze during frosh week) and having learn how to use the washing machine. Okay, it means more than that but you get the picture.
How anyone can graduate from any institution without being scared shitless? If you aren’t scared by the very real possibility of being on your own, take a listen to “The Graduation Song” by Rhett and Link. This song should be mandatory at every graduation—at least, for the added humility if not the humor.
It would’ve been an improvement over my graduation song, Miley Cyrus’ “The Climb.” You could hear the collective eyerolls from the group of twenty-somethings year olds who’ve just picked up a liberal arts diploma. Success!
The best part of any chem class is when the teacher demonstrates the power of science by lighting stuff on fire. It’s pretty much the moment they kids decide to be scientists because how could you setting things on fire? Or, at the very least, they turn into mini-pyros. Anyways, these little experiments kind of make up for the hours spent on trying to explain the difference between ionic bonds and covalent bonds.
Here’s a quick video of one science teacher who takes it to the next level as he tests the school’s sprinkler system by setting off fire balls right next to sprinkler. The end result is quite satisfying. If you’re wearing headphones, you might want to keep the volume low because it gets rather rowdy at the end.
There are some teachers who touch hearts and make an impact. Then, there are teachers like this on at Duncanville High School, who’s definition of teaching is handing out work packets while telling the class, “this is just my pay check.” Kudos to student Jeff Bliss who called her out on not giving a proper education. His amazing verbal takedown only has her humming “yeah” and “bye.”
Bad teachers like this give good teachers a good name. We should all take this time to reflect on how lucky a lot of us are, that we have had incredible teachers. That, or take the time to remember all the teachers who gave us an unnecessarily hard time.
Between the sleep deprivation, the anxiety, and the feeling that your future career counts on you doing well on exams, it’s needless to say that exam time is tough.
Not to mention how distracting everything turns out to be. For example, a break to watch an episode of any TV show suddenly turns into a TV binge and POOF! Half the day is gone. During this time of the year, you want to do everything but study—especially since the end is near. Summer and freedom is at your finger tips and your motivation to do well has been long gone. (Let’s be honest, it’s disappeared around Reading Week, right?)
While there is nothing that will take away hating studying and the stress that comes with it, there are a couple of things that can make study sessions more efficient. Being productive is always nice especially when you feel more productive and have rightly earned that right to a break.
1) Listen to music
This may not help everyone, because sometimes some people get carry away with singing a long to the music and can’t concentrate on their notes. However, if music is playing at very low volume levels, it can help increase energy levels. Sometimes, listening to instrumental helps works better. I don’t suggest listening to catchy or upbeat music as study music should be slow and soothing. Think Ida Maria, Ingrid Michaelson or John Mayer.
Chewing tends to help people focus, which is why snacking is a good idea when you’re studying (despite the fact it helped you gain that freshman 15). Maybe opt for healthier alternatives such as nut mix, fruit, or baked chips if you really want something salty.
3) Chew Gum
Oh Rihanna…please try harder.
Scheduled to make an appearance in Chicago’s Barrington High School, the singer made 2000 kids wait for more than three hours for her to appear.
And when she did arrive, she only stayed for 12 minutes. Blaming the traffic for her tardiness, Rih tweeted, “This Chicago traffic is not working,” along with a picture of cars in front of her.
The singer was to congratulate the winners of the Shine Like a Diamond contest, in which schools and students submitted videos and were recognized for giving back to their communities, their creativity and school spirit.
But despite Rihanna’s short stay, she DID send a series of tweets honouring the school.
This is a nice gesture, but being late is never cute. At least she made an appearance instead of bailing on the kids.
I may or may not be counting the days until the third season of Game of Thrones premieres (20 more days) and I may or may not have started to re-watch all the episodes with the books at hand. So yeah, I’m totally going to be excited for anything GoT related, like this new YouTube series that puts Westeros back into high school.
So far, everything seems so spot on:
- Starks as hipsters
- Baratheons as total assholes
- Greyjoys as the speedo-clad swim team
- and Daenerys Targaryen as the new girl
The power politics also play out every well in the new high school setting as the houses (or cliques) vie for prom king and queen (“Prom is coming…). Sounds like a hilarious parody to me!
Don’t forget to keep an eye out for A Very Potter Musical‘s Joey Richter (a.k.a. the other Ron Weasley) as speedo-wearing Greyjoy! Yes. Weasley is our king!
Not too much is known about this photo except that, according to the Tumblr niknak79, this was a charity event where you paid one dollar for a strip of tape. The person on the wall is the principal. Just remember how many times you got sent to detention within the last month and buy that amount in tape. Voila, you have simultaneously contributed to charity and got your revenge.
Forget the words of wisdom and inspirational quotes. This is how you write your graduation yearbook message.
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Not too long ago, we talked about our very own high school bullies (amongst other high school pains.) I always thought that television host Jimmy Kimmel had a pretty awesome life — it turns out that he’s just like the rest of us. Like Jimmy, I had a few run-ins back in the day with some cruel, cruel peeps. This video may or may not have given me inspiration to confront them.
In last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jimmy travels back to his hometown to confront his high school bully. Tommy Black a.k.a The Black would rub Jimmy’s face into the cement. That poor soul.
Ultimately, Jimmy proved himself to be a total hero in this video. Not only did he stand up to his arch nemesis (on television!) but he ended the confrontation with a heartwarming hug.
Watch the video here:
Lets face it, very few people consider high school the highlight of their lives. In fact, if you do it’s pretty sad. There’s so much awesome, fun, weird and crazy stuff to experience after you get your diploma. Someone brought up bullies in our office and it inspired us to make this. Not only do you get to see what the ANDPOP staff looked like in high school we share some personal stories about our own experiences. As you can see, not everyone looked as “cool” as they do now.
Talk about Football gymnastics! While a lot of people are arguing over whether this is staged or not, it’s still pretty impressive to see a football player pulling some theatrics just to get that touchdown.
Everybody has one teacher at their high school who’s cooler than the rest. They usually let you leave class early, do a lot of group work and somehow manage to make Louis Riel enthralling. At Whitney Young, I’m guessing Mr. “Thirst Gawd” Fanning is that guy.
What started as a small prank (foot-working in front of random people after school) turned into a party on the second floor. Little did they know Mr. Fanning would strike back.
He may be a bit late in the game, but Drake is officially a high school graduate!
“97% on my final exam. 88% in the course,” the 25-year-old rapper tweeted on Tuesday. “One of the greatest feelings in my entire life. As of tonight I have graduated high school!”
Hitting the books this summer, Drake has previously said that he wanted to make his mom proud by getting a high school diploma. And now that he has achieved that goal, he even took the time to thank those who have helped him along the way.
“Thank you to my teacher Kim Janzen for spending the last 5 months working tirelessly with me!! OVO SOUND,” Drake added.
While we would have loved to see a candid of you in a cap and gown, it’s nice to know that education is a priority in his life.
Guys are simple creatures and if you know how to read them it’s very simple to tell when they have a crush on a girl. In this episode of Staff Members Talking Shit, Brittany, Kelly, Jordan, Casey and Dan give you all the information you need to know on men. If you’re wondering whether or not that guy in your math lecture is ever going to ask you out, hopefully this helps. Or it might make things worse. Either way, we tried.
When I graduated from high school, promposals were not like the movies. We didn’t expect our dates to be some Ryan Gosling doppelganger who surprised you at your locker with a dozen roses and a note attached asking you to prom. Instead, a typical ‘promposal’ happened via text or Facebook (gotta love modern technology right?) and usually didn’t involve showmanship.
This year, old fashioned promposals are huge. Luckily for us, the results are often uploaded to YouTube, though we admit this puts a lot of unnecessary pressure on guys and girls to come up with something original. Sometimes simple is better people!
Still, if you want to make a lasting impression on your special someone, here are some promposals that will guarantee you a date.
1) For the film buff
This proposal is by far my fave! The guy made a video of himself putting together his promposal for his crush to watch. At the end of the docu-style promposal, he walks to the house and then the video cuts out. Meanwhile, the guy was waiting outside the whole time with a sign that said “Prom?” Talk about surprises! If only my promposal was like this then maybe I would have said yes. But that’s another story.
2) For the intellectual
This guy would have taken the cake for best promposal of life, if it weren’t for the teeniest fact that he asked his teacher! Yep, you heard me right… his teacher! If this was a serious promposal I would have died of jealousy. Not only did this guy recite a sappy monologue but he also put on a whole show! He prepared an introduction video, revealed posters during certain parts of his monologue to outline his points, and best of all he got down on one knee with flowers to ask his favorite
girl teacher out! Do you see why I would have been insanely jealous?!
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