Sarah Nation Senior Columns


     If I could offer you one piece of advice, Mean Girls would be it. While at first it made me realize how evil high school can really be, I found after seeing it 16 times that high school doesn’t have to be evil. It can be the best years of your life, if you make it that way. Here are some things to avoid, brought to you by African Goddess, Cady Heron (pronounced Katie).

Appreciate teachers who push you.

Be yourself. Just because Cady Heron is wearing army pants and flip-flops, doesn’t mean you have to wear army pants and flip flops.

Avoid boys who ask you, “Is your muffin buttered?”

Don’t subject yourself to the “popular crowd” just because you’re a “regulation hottie.”

Don’t make out with hot dogs, even if it’s only “like one time.”

Even though a lot of people deserve to be shoved in front of a big yellow bus, control yourself. It’s just as satisfying to imagine it.

Take into consideration that most people you take interest in don’t enjoy being puked upon. So steer clear of situations in which that might occur.

Savor the friends who let you know when you look stupid.

Lastly, don’t be a mean girl or associate with mean girls.

     I’ve made a lot of mistakes in high school, ruined a lot of friendships and said a lot of mean things, but through it all, if I could pick one thing I’ve truly learned and understood about high school, it’s that you can’t control anything but yourself. You can’t control what anybody says about you, who likes you, or what they think about you. But what you can control is the way you treat yourself and the way you interact with other people. The moment that you understand that, will be the moment your life changes.  But what do I know? I just really liked the movie.