cjmcjmcjmcjm wrote:Let out the complaints. They might make good discussion. At least they'll be entertaining to read.
There are two main groups and many small sub-cliques in my high school. The main groups are racial in nature (neither is black because the black population is ~5% of the students) So by default I couldn't be in one of those groups, and I was too "targeted" to be in the other one... their parents were prolly like, why can't you be more like [insert my name]? And then they might retort, but [insert my name] is a robot nerd twit. No wonder they fucking hated me, even now, and even my younger sibling too... To this day! I'll bet they wanted to bully me, but I'm above-average athletically (was even on a team) and I've had a couple of incidences of violent behavior in middle school after provocation, so...
Of course, they didn't know to what degree I had to sacrifice my sanity for "academic success". This might better fit in another thread. I have to say though I would prefer to be an iconoclast because I don't like being conventional. That was why I can count with one hand the number of kids at my school who I could have real conversations with. (about 1000 students total, in 4 grades) Just that it would be nice to be a socially-fluent and verbally-expressive iconoclast, instead of only in my own head and online.
FuzzyPanda wrote:I think architecture also has something to do with a school's culture.
My middle/high school is on a hill, where the high school is at a higher elevation (surprise!) They are joined via a circular cafeteria, which in a sense also functions as an approximately bilateral reflective plane in the floor plans. The high school's math and science departments are about 0.5 floor below ground, which would be terrific for floods after lab explosions and IRL games of Dungeons and Dragons.