Student Representative

A message from my campaign:

I am excited to announce that I will be running for Student Representative next week. ETHS is a great school, and I would be honored to represent the student body.

My goal as Student Representative is to reduce stress.

First, I would like to institute a no homework weekend, once per quarter for all non-AP classes. This would give students more time to participate in extracurricular activities. I also would like to give students the option to clear detentions and referrals by participating in clubs, or doing community service.

Another issue affecting us as students is our lack of adequate sleep. I would like to mitigate this by creating a new room for students to go during their free periods: The Snooz Zone. Tacky? I know, but why shouldn’t students be able to get sleep during free periods? ETHS should allow students to take quick powernaps during their free periods.

I like many students, enjoy eating out at Evanston area restaurants. Northwestern Students get discounts at many of these businesses. I believe that ETHS students should be entitled to these same discounts, and I will work hard to get Wildcat discounts extended to ETHS students.

My final goal as Student Rep would be to provide alternative education to students. I propose having an interesting speaker come to ETHS once per quarter to speak on any topic (Like TED). Students would be allowed to miss class to attend the presentation. This will allow students to learn about topics not normally taught in school.

I’m very passionate about improving the ETHS community with these new programs and policies. I’m a realist, I realize that I won’t be able to put soda in the water fountains, but, I am confident that I would be able to successfully make these changes.

I strongly encourage you to vote for Student Representative next week. whether it be for me, or any other candidate.

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Summer

For most high school students, Summer is an awesome thing. It means freedom from supervision, freedom from work, or school. Freedom to do what they want, be with their friends, relax. I agree with most students that summer is great, and I am happy that school is over, but for me personally, there are many drawbacks. 

It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely.    -Albert Einstein

For me, the social aspect of summer is very tough. Other than on Facebook or text messaging, there is virtually no way for me to communicate with my peers at ETHS. While many teenagers “hang out” during the summer, that only really happens if you are part of a “group” I am one of the rare cases where I don’t have a group. During the school year this works, flying solo from group to group actually proves incredibly successful in terms of having connections and popularity. But, during the summer, it’s incredibly hard for me to hang out with anyone. Now, i’m not saying that summer is bad, but I do feel that the social aspect that I miss during the summer takes a toll on me, and makes me want to go back to school. I have tried this year to pursue my goal of getting a girlfriend in order to eradicate this loneliness, but I have failed in my pursuit (I’ll talk about this in later posts).

This leaves me bored, and with too much free time. During the summer, I remember the value of having close friends, and a group. I used to solve this problem by going to camp, notably Interlochen, where I did have close friends and a group. This summer, will be an interesting one, since it is my first at ETHS without attending camp. Here’s to another lonely summer!