By Jared Hinderer
I thought I was going to be able to go without writing a cliché “end of my senior year” column. Turns out, I couldn’t. Throughout high school, I never really thought I would miss it. I always thought that it would be a huge relief to be done with high school. I was only half right. Yes, I will be very glad to finish high school, because I’m excited to start my college education and finally work toward starting a career, but I can’t say that I won’t miss all of this.
So what changed my mind? Well, it all fell on me last night when a friend of mine posted a picture of a group of us at class night on Instagram with the caption, “Bros since seventh grade!” That just hit me with a feeling of “Whoa, I’ve known a lot of these guys for a long time and I won’t be seeing them everyday anymore.” It’s just odd that these people I’ve been hanging out with almost every day for the past six or more years won’t be there anymore. This got me thinking about all the time I could have spent with friends that I didn’t, and I want to get that back now. Many of my best friends will be going several hours away for college, and the others to colleges different from mine, so I won’t have that time anymore. Because of this, I will make the most of the last summer we’ve got together before college and not waste any time.
What I want underclassmen to get from this is that you should cherish the time you have and not take it for granted. Those friends you have now won’t always be there. I’m going to try to remember my own advice and as I start my life at Bellarmine University in the fall of this year. It’s been a great four years here, so I hope to make another great four years there. And I hope my current friends will stick around as much as they can, because they’re the ones who made my last four years the most memorable.
By Lexi Burch
Being a new student can be quite overwhelming. It is like starting freshman year all over again, something no one wants to endure more than once. Meeting new people can be frightening and roaming around unrecognizable halls can make your head spin, but for myself, coming to Floyd Central meant something very different.
I have attended New Albany-based schools since Kindergarten, first Mt. Tabor, then Hazelwood, then NA. Starting new was the main reason I made the decision to come to FC. I wanted to meet new people and start school with a clean slate. The decision to leave NA was hard but the fact that I was moving to the county rival school made it even harder. “What would my friends think? What would my new peers think of me?” All these questions filled my head, but I had to go.
A summer and two weeks in and I could not be happier. My friends I already knew and the people I have met are amazing and the differences between the schools are definitely noticable. I would of never thought moving to a school that shares the same corporation would be so different. FC offers more of an open campus. You can roam the halls during lunch and in the morning, unlike NA where you are confined to the lunch rooms and certain halls in the morning. At NA teachers are more laid back, as at FC. Here, the teachers are
far more strict and make sure you work from bell to bell. There is far less clutter in the halls and sharing a locker is sort of fun. FC is a spectacular school and not many people notice until they are put into a situation like my own.
I am already so excited for this school year. I cannot wait to share unforgettable memories with my new friends and peers. All that worrying was for nothing at all.
FC welcomed me with opened arms and I could not be more thankful. This year will be the best, sharing my new year and new school with my new FC family.
By Marah Harbison
10. Bring It On– Although this movie’s sequels have become so abundant that they have almost fallen into noteriety, the original Bring it on has a number of redeeming qualities. While it does it’s fair share of making fun of cheerleading, it also gives this tough sport the credit it deserves. Also, it teaches viewers that they cannot cheat their way to the top, a lesson applicable to any high school sport.
9. Napoleon Dynamite– This movie may be low-budget and have virtually no plot, but there is something about it that is addictive. While Napoleon (John Heder) is likely the most awkward character to grace the big screen, he almost revels in his own gawkiness. Napoleon Dynamite makes being a nerd cool and thanks to this film every sixth grader owned shirts that read “Vote for Pedro.”
8. Dead Poet’s Society– Every movie on this list could not be sugary-sweet and have a happy ending. The Dead Poet’s Society shines light on the dark side of high school. It exhibits the pressure that kids have to be successful in the future, and how sometimes that pressure is too much to bear. On a more positive note, this movie does teach viewers the value of creative learning, friendship, and wonderful teachers.
7. Pretty in Pink– Although most would argue that the best John Hughes movie starring Molly Ringwald is The Breakfast Club, my personal pick is Pretty in Pink. Why? There is one reason and one reason only; Duckie. Apart from being adorable and hilarious, this character played by John Cryer is extremely relatable. Everybody has had that time when they were only the best friend but longed to be more.
6. Clueless– While this movie is undoubtedly cheesy and does nothing short of mock teens who live in “The Valley”, something about it is undeniably endearing. Unlike most movies about high school, the most popular girl in school is also the nicest. Cher (Alicia Silverstone), is all for helping others. Whether it be giving them a makeover or organizing a drive for earthquake victims, Cher is always giving back. She may be clueless but she is also selfless.