Articles in the Said the Student to the World Category
Have you ever imagined a Utopian society where everyone shares the same interest? Where you are able to collaborate, contribute, and present whatever you feel like without criticism? Have you ever wanted somewhere to go where all the people are nice, friendly, intelligent, and most certainly not Digg users? Well, have I got a place for you that doesn’t have Digg users (No guarantee on all other statements previously made).
In Rangeley I was acknowledged by my teachers as a well behaved student. I was allowed to wander the hall during study hall (which I only did if I had no work), I could leave the room to retrieve a print, I could go to the bathroom, the library, the office, anywhere, simply by saying “(insert teacher’s name) can I please go to the (insert place)?” There were passes, sometimes, but only when the school decided that they were “cracking down.”
Don’t get me wrong, everything I did was technically against the rules, but no one said anything because the bottom line was that I was well behaved, and the rules were just ridiculous marks of the school board bureaucracy anyway. Here, at Oak Hill, I am amazed to see teachers come up to me and ask for a pass, where I came from, where I am going, and why. When it happens I quiver a little from under exposure to such situations, and after think “the audacity! How DARE they question me as if I’m doing something wrong?”
I was in abnormal psychology the other day when it occurred to me that educational videos where the narrator always uses an upbeat tone of voice are an irritation. It was as though everything about schizophrenia was a beautiful gift to man kind. “Schizophrenics have delusions!” Was said as though through a huge smile. “They can be paranoid, and believe that others are trying to harm them!” Was exclaimed with the same tone as “hallelujah!” Even statements about catatonia were given as though advertising an exotic vacation package. Room, food, and transportation are all included, all you have to do is develop schizophrenia, stop moving, and dial this helpline!
“Said the Student to the World” is an opportunity for students to address the world at large.
At times I’ll ask. Other times I’ll encourage. But I won’t require. It will be up to you to choose this as a venue for publication of your work.
I’m looking for work that has been carefully considered, purposefully written and tediously (or at least semi-tediously) revised.
Student writing coming soon.