It’s amazing what you can find on the Intertubes. Thinking back to high school (I know, the agony) I wondered if some of my stuff from the school newspaper was still there. It was. Lest it fall into further Interwebian oblivion, here are some keepers:
One of my friends (thanks Judd) on the staff got the crazy idea that I could do political cartoons. My first one managed to offend many, so I consider it a success. Feel free to be offended. For a high school newspaper I probably should have left the first letter of the profane verbages off, but I was trying to go for realism…
Reactions ranged from, “It was rude and inconsiderate” to “Hey I go to seminary and swear all the time–the cartoon was awesome!” The truth is, I was on a self-righteous anti-swearing brigade from age 14-18. (Not using profanity being the only thing that differentiated me from the jocks, of course. Well, that and dates.)
Trying to go a little more mainstream with this one–with a nod to my mother’s anti-mouse weapon of choice.
The last one was inspired by an AP Physics teacher who wouldn’t let us out during the fire alarms… we did have them almost daily though. Don’t let the phrase “AP Physics” fool you. I nearly failed that class, and it confirmed to me that I didn’t belong in the so-called “hard” sciences. Hello, Psych!
Some excerpts from an editorial (that portends my future in ersatz intellectual blogging):
Thank goodness for MTV
A bill was passed to take any talk of sex out of health classes. What next, taking God out of seminary? Or how about banning music from choir classes? I can imagine what it would be like during registration… “Let’s see, I can take either ‘Beginning Air Guitar’, ‘Plastic Child Development,’ or ‘Tonka Trucks Repair.'”
We’re all just a bunch of little Dantes
In a recent issue of the Deseret News, Utah was said to be a very clean and moral state. In an article on the next page, 60% of Utah teens were said to be sexually active. Oh, I get it. Morality must mean not knowing anything. Since future Utah scientists won’t know anything about AIDS, they can always work on finding a cure for hitchhiker’s thumb or something else equally as important.
Not everyone has it as easy as Brian M*****
Why does Prom have to be so early? I know it wasn’t as early as ***** High’s Prom (February), but how am I supposed to get a date in such a short period of time? All right, I confess. I wouldn’t be able to get a date if I had two years to try. But that is beside the point. I’m sure there are others who think Prom should be in May.
I loved being on the Newspaper staff. I often skipped other classes and stayed for hours after school rewriting headlines (if I didn’t think they were witty enough), and getting the paper ready. Being able to share some of my thoughts in print and know that at least three people would read it gave me a sense of satisfaction. I suppose that is why I blog. For those who are reading this, your IP addresses do not go unnoticed. Thanks for reading. 🙂