Stop whining


Hannah Ortega, Staff Reporter

“Lovejoy sucks!” “I hate this school!” Oh please. Stop your crying, because you have nothing to cry about. I often hear kids complaining about our school, when, in reality, we are one of the best schools in the state and in the country. We’ve been given a gold medal and ranked number 32 in the state and number 234 nationally by U.S. News. That’s pretty impressive for a small public school.

Also, this school allows us to take AP classes early, and even some freshmen are taking sophomore classes. According to U.S. News, the percent of students taking AP classes is 76 percent. We get a lot of opportunities through academics and extracurriculars that other students wish they had. So don’t complain about school to be funny or cool or something. We attend an incredible school with amazing teachers who educate us the best they can to prepare us for the real world.

And if you are complaining because you’re struggling, it’s okay to struggle. If you struggle that means you’re learning, and it’ll all work out in the end, I promise. There’s always a light at the end of the tunnel, so don’t take your frustration out by bashing on the school or the teachers, because the teachers are aiding you in your academic journey, constantly finding ways to help you grow.

I know you’ve probably all heard this before, but don’t complain because at least you get the privilege and opportunity to go to school. A lot of kids don’t get that chance. And I know what you’re thinking: “Well I don’t even want to go to school anyway so yeah.” Yes you do. As much as it causes you pain and stress and anxiety sometimes, you want to go to school so you’ll learn and have a future and don’t end up on the streets.

People have it way worse than you do. Some people don’t get to go to school, and some go to a school where the standards aren’t as high and nobody truly learns anything, or nobody there cares about education, or it’s unsafe and there are gangs and fights everyday. So the next time you’re going to complain about this school, take a second to think about how truly blessed and privileged you are. School can be hard sometimes, but things worth having shouldn’t be easy.