Hi there! My name is Jessie, and I’m going to be the new co-blogger on highschoolkids.
Like Cheryl, I am 17 and I’m a Taurus. :)
I’m a senior in Indiana. I plan to study biology or neuroscience next year and am currently undecided as to which college I’d like to attend.
I’ve been accepted to The Ohio State University, Purdue University, Indiana University, and the University of Michigan. I have also applied to (and am anxiously awaiting the decision from) MIT, Harvard, Yale, Cornell, and UC Berkeley.
I’m involved in marching band, wind orchestra, wind ensemble, and various volunteer organizations within my school.
I’m a nerdfighter. I read a lot. I vlog. www.youtube.com/user/jesschen6
And that’s quite enough about me. If you want to get to know me, check out my YouTube channel or my personal blog, awkward-ninja.tumblr.com
Cheryl and I are still trying to work out this whole co-blogger dealio, so at the moment I’ll probably just submit things every once in a while for her to publish. If you have questions for me, ask me on my personal blog.
So yeah, hopefully that’s a sufficient introduction. I’m excited about this. It’s gonna be LEGEN - wait for it- DARY.
Talk to you guys later. :)
Hey, how is everyone on this wonderful Friday night? I know you’re all warm since you’re inside of your houses on Tumblr instead of “playing out in the winter snow.”
I magically thought of the best idea since sliced bread! It would be really cool if you guys told me the different schools you guys got accepted to (if you already got accepted anywhere) so I can make a list, so people who are going to go to the same school can start making connections and friendships and possibly roommate-ships.
So you guys can either send me:
- All the schools you got in to (if you still don’t know which one you want to go to)
- Or the one you got in based on early decision or the one you know for certain you’ll be attending this fall!
I’ll be first:
http://xuaflyrehc.tumblr.com/ (my personal blog)
who are you telling?!? lol
I stupidly took all AP classes this year and they are kicking my butt. But you gotta learn how to take a break and not let school rule your life.
Filling in little white box after little white box after big white box (Word Count: 500 = “UGH.”) can get really repetitive. It takes quite a bit of time and a whole lot of patience to complete college applications; especially when you realize that most of the schools you’re applying to don’t even have the CommonApp.
So now that you’re finished it only seems fair to celebrate.
1. “GO ____!”
Pile on college gear from the school that you know that you’re going to, a school that you really liked, a school that you visited or even a school that you know darn well you can’t get in and parade around your town with a smile on your face. That’s what I did.
2…but show some HIGH SCHOOL spirit, too.
Support your high school sports team by going to an away game and of course, being extremely rowdy! It’s your final high school season, so no matter how bad the team happens to be this year, cheer them on with t-shirts, flags, pom-poms and face paint to really go all out.
3. Light it up.
And by no means to do I mean lighting up illegal substances.
Build a huge fire in the backyard and burn all those first-semester notes, but don’t burn your college essays away, those can come in handy for scholarships. Take this time to reminisce on the past semester, and the past few years, and plan out some fun things to do as second-semester seniors. Oh, and don’t forget the s’mores.
4. Invade your local fro-yo shop.
I can’t really think of an instance where frozen yogurt isn’t relevant. It’s a tasty way to get together and indulge in sweet success.
5. Hang with the familia.
If college application season had you stressed out, chances are your parents and siblings felt it, too. Spend some quality time with them, whether it’s on the living room couch or out at dinner and try not to talk about college decisions because I’m pretty sure they are tired of hearing the same old “I love [insert college name here]”.
6. Be artsy.
Get together with some of your friends and put together a scrapbook to document your high school years. Be creative with the decorations and write funny captions under the embarrassing pictures from freshman year. I know that I’ve been slacking on making videos for you guys, but that’s because I’m busy recording the rest of my high school memories for my graduation movie. (I’ll share it with you guys, don’t worry)
7. Pamper yourself.
Whether you prefer at home DIY-style pampering, or decide to go for the real deal, treat your stress-induced, acne skin to a cleansing facial and your bitten, worn down nails to a mani to feel fresh again.
And for guys, buy yourself a really violent video game and lash out on all the zombies/dictators/alien monster-creatures. It’s a great stress reliever.
8. Hit the ice.
Holiday ice-skating is great! But if you were too preoccupied to get to a rink this year, post-college application submission is the perfect time to go. Grab a few friends, bundle up and skate around for a while, don’t forget the hot cocoa.
9. Keep it classic.
Host a really fun party for you and all your friends. Break out the snacks, Papa Johns number and all the Harry Potter films you guys have and enjoy yourself. Even try playing really fun games like Apples to Apples or Nouns.
10. Shop ‘til you drop.
With frat parties and middle-of-the-week ragers in your near future, it’s time to amp up your wardrobe to fit the college lifestyle. The essentials: heels, flowy tops, miniskirts, cute dresses, and cross-body bags. Get to the mall for some serious retail therapy and amazing after Christmas sales.
11. Hit the road.
Plan a mini-getaway weekend, Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend (January 14-16, 2012) is a great opportunity to plan one, for you and a few friends to a close-by destination. If camping isn’t really your thing, head to the nearest city for a couple of days to see the sites and experience places other than your desk.
12. Be Lazy
All last semester, I was running around my school getting recommendations, transcripts, and waiver forms. So whether you’re alone or with a few friends, take a couple of days to do absolutely nothing except nap, watch movies, catch up on TV shows and mindlessly scroll through Tumblr.
13. Rock on.
Get tickets to see one of your favorite artists in concert with a friend.
14. Organize a scavenger hunt.
You know, the ones with 400 things to collect and take pictures of at the mall and random places around town. If this doesn’t take your mind off of college applications, I don’t know what will! Break your friends off into teams for the day, and reassemble later to go through everything together to see who won.
15. Bake a cake.
For yourself. It’s not your birthday or anything, but this is quite a momentous event. Choose Funfetti if that’s your style (you can even go for cupcakes with this one, too), or make them from scratch.
Enjoy the rest of high school and create memories with your friends that you’ll be able to take with you to college (wherever that might be). But until then, try to resist that ants-in-your-pants feeling that barely allows you to make it through until April. View this celebration as Round 1 – with the best one to come when those letters start arriving in the mail this spring.
It depends on how many you’re getting.
Yeah I’m selling yellow 2012 shirts and keep calm and graduate shirts and it depends on how many you’re ordering
Which one the yellow ones or the keep calm ones?
I feel so bad for you guys that started earlier.
Bless your souls.
But guess what class of 2012, one more semester! Then we are out of this bitch!
Thanks :) I appreciate this a lot.
Sorry I havent been updating lately.
Yes I did :)