Moving on from high school can be one of the first big changes someone experiences in life. No matter how many times you have pictured yourself away from home or visited your future college, nothing beats actually being there and seeing it firsthand. Either way, a few tricks and tips can’t hurt. Here are a few things I wish I knew when I was first making my way to Gainesville.
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Nearly 1,200 people have died from gun violence since
A new program has not been decided
Joey Spiers remembers the chaos of her students ducking under desks, fearful a squirrel in the ceiling would slip through the tiles.
The study sent 6,452 emails to schools in 29 states and Washington D.C.
Education was the No. 1 priority at a Florida Influencers Summit in Miami
More forums will be held in October
The girl was a former Buchholz High School student
After the school district led inequality in the state, officials have been working on a plan to close the gap
Brandon Shavers knows what loss feels like after his friend took her life a year ago.
Parent Rose Farley is looking for peace of mind in the wake of a South Florida high school shooting Wednesday afternoon.
Emerson Weitzel sat at a desk Tuesday morning surrounded by her colleagues and faced with a tough $100,000 decision difficult for any mayor — especially when you’re only 10 and your fellow commissioners are all fifth-graders.
The Matheson History Museum will celebrate the opening of its new Matheson Library & Archives and Mary Ann Cofrin Exhibit Hall on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This expansion will allow for more exhibition space and preservation and will give history buffs more opportunities to visit the museum.
Growing up, I always loved school. I loved my teachers, and I loved my friends; I loved putting my pencil case on top of the laminate desk, tearing paper out of spiral notebooks and filing my assignments away in pronged folders. It all just made sense to me. Now that I’m a senior in college, I’ve had to consider more seriously what school means to me. With nearly 17 years of public education under my belt, how will I use what I’ve learned?
High school me was very different than the current me. Now, this column is not going to be about my dynamic growth as a person, so I’m not going to go into too much detail. Here are some highlights: High school me was going to wait until she was 21 to drink (ha). High school me thought it was cool to wear a skirt over jeans. High school me once put a stuffed lobster in her pocket to be quirky. High school me was very self-conscious about wearing glasses. High school me thought no boy would ever like her. High school me didn’t go to parties and then justified that she wasn’t invited with the fact that she wouldn’t have wanted to go anyway.