By Hazel Reynolds, sophomore
LEARNING TRANSFORMS US.
A lot of people told me that high school isn’t that much better than what comes before it. But, that is false, and question those people’s sanity. Middle school doesn’t allow you to be different; there is no “discovering who you are”; everyone is a follower; and everyone has the same fear, standing out from the crowd. High school promotes diversity – well, maybe not all high schools – but Beaverton definitely does, and that is something I have appreciated about BHS since my first day. It’s fun to be different; it’s fun to dye your hair purple or wear a fuzzy animal tail; it’s fun realizing who you are and who you want to be. It’s important. The people that choose to show who they are regardless of what that may be is what makes high school so much better than middle school. If you’re in middle, be yourself, and know that high school is much better. And if you’re not in middle school, just unhappy about your current state, understand that, even though I’m only a high schooler, I know it will get better.