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Students share New Year’s goals

By Blake Dykes

With every new year come new resolutions. Every resolution is made with the intent on staying loyal to it and really making a change. However, it is usually a lot harder to make these changes because they have become a habit or part of our everyday lives.

Some students decided to become a healthier person by changing their eating and drinking habits.

“I am giving up soft drinks for a year because they make me feel bad and they are bad for me, especially because I used to drink them all the time,” said junior Taylor Batliner.

Batliner plans to pursue this goal by having her parents stop buying them, drinking water, and avoiding them.

Along with Batliner, sophomore Brandon Smith plans to improve his diet by eating healthier.

“I have decided I’m going to start making smarter food choices, to make me a healthier adult in the future.”

This resolution differs for Smith because purely because this is the first one he is actually made.

For others, health is still the main aspect in their resolution, only a different branch of it, social health.

Sophomore Logan Minzenberger plans to make friends and meet more people.

“I plan to be more outgoing and go out and introduce myself, this way I can experience different people’s lifestyle.”

Another common theme this year, falls into the category of organization.

“I plan to start being on time places. I am always late everywhere I go, even to school,” said sophomore Collin Reschar.

Reschar decided to make this change because he gets in trouble a lot by always being late.

“I am going to start checking up on the time more and leaving earlier.”

Others have a habit they decided they need to break.

“This year I really need to stop hoarding trash. Mostly like empty bottles or trash from food,” said freshman Lindsay Sparrow.

However, this is not the first time Sparrow has attempted to make this change.

“I have had this resolution for several repeating years, I just can’t stop myself. But this year I am saying no with an iron fist. When I am done using something I am going to fight the urge to keep it and just throw it away. I know that it is becoming a problem because my room is actually starting to smell from all of the collective amount of garbage.”

English teacher Jessica Broady shared her thoughts on new year’s resolutions.

“New year’s is a good time to make resolutions because it’s good to stop and see what path we’re on and if we want to continue on that path.”

Students’ embarrassing stories follow them into high school.

By Blake Dykes and Rebekah Landers

Photo by Grace Runkel. Editing by Tony Briscoe.

At one point or another, most everyone endures an embarrassing moment.

According to the Free Dictionary Online embarrassed is defined as to cause to feel self-conscious or ill at ease, disconcert.

Some people handle these situations differently than others.

While a few laugh and shake it off, others get more upset and stress over it for the rest of the day.

Freshman Collin Reschar is an example of one of the more embarrassing ones.

“My girlfriend supposedly sent a text breaking up with me, and I didn’t get the text. The next day at school I was hugging her, and she gave me an awkward look, so I asked what was wrong, then her friend told me what happened. If her friend wouldn’t have told me, then I probably wouldn’t have known all day,” said Reschar.

After these situations happen, people tend to try and prevent them from happening again. Reschar said he now stays single.

On the summer before sophomore Leah Holsclaw’s freshman year she and one of her friends went to Gulf Shores, Alabama on a week vacation.

“We would go to the beach and just play in the water and stuff. But one time we were jumping over the waves, and we weren’t paying attention and this huge wave hit us on the back and we literally did three flips under the water because it was so strong. And when I stood up, I was facing the beach, and these people were looking at me so weird. My top had come down and all the poor people on the beach could see my…chest. It was horrible,” said Holsclaw.

Another type of embarrassing moments is the preventable ones.

Freshman Chris Collier suggests not sticking your fingers in 3D geometry shapes at school.

“In the first grade, I got two of my fingers caught in the 3D geometry shapes. I went to the nurse’s office and they tried to use butter to get them out. They wouldn’t come out. My mom had to pick me up and take me to the hospital to have the shapes cut off,” said Collier.

When an embarrassing moment happens, the reaction of others is what makes it that much worse, or lessens the embarrassment.

Freshman Austen Jones experienced something more painful, meanwhile his friends were laughing.

During eighth grade basketball practice, Jones was guarding a teammate, and was elbowed in the mouth. This made him fall and knock his tooth out, into his teammate’s elbow.

Jones had this problem resolved by getting a fake tooth. He prevents this from happening again by wearing a mouth guard.

There are many types of different embarrassing moments. Whether it’s humiliating, preventable, or painful, each one sticks with you forever.