Mohamed Ismail: the Sophomore Slump Story, it Can Only Go Up From Here (Hopefully)
By: Mohamed Ismail
I’ve officially been through the first half of my sophomore year, and after a full semester the only thing I’ve learned is it sucks. Maybe I’m being to cynical, but I think I’ve been in the tenth grade long enough now to be able to accurately say it is the worst year of my eleven years of schooling so far. The hype of my first year at Marietta High School has officially died down, and now I’m in an awkward place. I as a sophomore have been at the high school long enough to know where everything is, who to talk to get what and how to control life as a high schooler. While these all might seem like good things, this just means I’m going through the same thing as last year… except without any of the excitement of a new school. The year just keeps on getting more and more boring there’s not a lot to do about it. Now, let me just get the most obvious complaint from most sophomores out of the way: WHY CAN’T I LEAVE FOR LUNCH. This rule never really made sense to me and it probably still won’t once I’m a junior or senior. If I can get off the hill and back on before my next class, what is the reasoning behind keeping me on campus in the first place? If juniors and seniors can be trusted to leave the hill, why can’t sophomores too? Which pretty much makes my next point: Why is it that I’m held to the same standard as the upperclassmen, but it is apparently impossible to get the same privileges as one? Next on the list of why it sucks to be a sophomore is the undeniable fact that now there are no more excuses. It’s almost like everyday I have a new expectation to meet. The ease of my freshman year is over and it’s all for real now. It feels like my classes get harder each day, and more work seems to pile on with them. The worst part about this is the fact that I know its only going to get harder in my coming years of highschool. To sum up, this article has really just been a rant that went on too long and now that I’ve written it I have realized that these problems aren’t that big of a deal and I should just get over it. Thanks for tuning in this month, Mohamed Ismail out.