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Friends (from left) Emily Ward, Annie Norris and Sasha Daswani enjoy lunch during fifth period.
Aug. 22, 2016 has come to pass and with it the first day of school at Memorial High. Students found themselves waking in the morning at a heinous hour and dusting off their backpacks that were shoved out of sight during the summer. In my opinion, the first day is always the worst; I miss my old classmates and stress over putting myself out there to meet the new ones.
However, a lot of Memorial students don’t feel the same way I do about the start of a new year, so I decided to ask a few of them what they think about the upcoming year.
What’s your favorite part about the first day of school?
“Ok I’m going to be completely honest: the first day of school was exhausting! But meeting new people and also seeing friends that I hadn't talked to in a while made everything better.” -Annie Norris, junior
What do you think of all of your new classes compared to last year?
“I’m excited about my classes this year because I am trying a lot of different things, and I have great teachers that will make the classes fun!” -Kendall Rives, a junior
How do you feel about having only being two lunch periods this year?
“I feel like having only two lunches is way too crowded, and I preferred the smaller feel of lunch last year.” -Vicki Hrap, a junior
“There’s not enough room for everyone at lunch now.” -Katherine Muschalik, a junior
If you could use one word to describe your first day back to school, what would it be?
“The first day of my junior year can be described as auspicious. I know this year will be a lot of work, but I have a good feeling about it. It will be an interesting adventure.” -Nicole Wright, a junior
“Familiar. Since it’s my second year, I know where all the classes are, and I know lots more people than I did last year.” -Victoria Adams, a sophomore
“Long.” -Emily Read, a freshman
What’s different about the beginning of junior year compared to the beginning of sophomore year?
“I think to me the difference is now we are upperclassmen, so we’re starting to feel like the big guys on campus. I’ve gotten to know more people just from this being the third year of high school with them.” -Grace Yochum, a junior