Repeating high school in college

By: Shayna Schroeder

As of March 18th, 2017, seniors of LCN have 67 days left of high school. After that, we have a summer to hang out with our high school peers before we part ways. It is inevitable that we won’t talk to most of our classmates ever again, but is that really a bad thing?

College is unlike high school because regardless of where our parents decided to live, we get to choose where and what college we will be attending. In high school, we are all grouped together and, frankly, make friends to survive this rollercoaster. The difference with college is that we’ll actually be meeting people who have the same interests as us! But, some people will decide to cling to there high school friends, following each other to college, only hanging out with those friends…and repeating high school, just in a different setting.

It makes sense to follow your BFF to college, the idea of having to make a new BFF is terrifying. I get it. Why fix something if it isn’t broken? But repeating high school in college restricts the many opportunities that make college so great! It’s so important to make sure you become your own individual self in college. So no, it’s not a bad thing to never talk to most high school peers after graduation.