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Back and Forth… a column

Dorian Uson, Editor-in-chief

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  This year has passed by so fast. High school… as long as it seems, it goes by in the blink of an eye. I, personally, am not ready to say goodbye. I’m going to miss the Commander staff, Dance Team, Mrs. Susan Bristol and all the great people I have met at UC High. As much as I’ve complained about school over the past four years, the memories and friends I have made will last a long time. Every year has been a different adventure, and I’m so glad this one is ending on a somewhat good note.

  Though I will miss being a carefree high school student, I am definitely looking forward to getting a job. For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to work. For a lot of people, myself included, getting a job during high school isn’t realistic due to all the crazy schedule conflicts that come with extracurricular activities, homework, and managing a social life. As beneficial as it would have been for me to be making money for the past two years, I’m also grateful I didn’t have a job so I could spend time making memories instead.

  However, now that I’m ready to get a job, it seems nearly impossible. I applied for a job back in September, went through three interviews, and didn’t get the job. Yet again, in April, I applied for a bunch of jobs and got an opportunity at one place. So, I called them three times, ended up walking in, getting an interview, calling them again, and they told me to call them the next day. When I called the next day, they informed me they gave the job to someone else. Why couldn’t they have told me that before I spent a month giving them my time instead of making it seem as though I would be getting hired?

  If you have time for a job, sports, clubs, homework, and a social life, then good for you. If you don’t have time for it all, and you catch yourself not seeing your friends, I highly suggest you make time for them. These are the times we will remember for the rest of our lives, and our friends are extremely important during this crazy experience called adolescence. Don’t take them for granted. Sure, you guys might go your separate ways for college, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying right now.

  So, I guess this is goodbye! Thank you to everyone that has been loving and supportive over the past few years. Thank you to my friends for sticking by me and creating crazy memories with me. Thank you Dance Team for everything. Last, but not least, thank you to everyone who reads the paper every month, and thank you to the wonderful Commander staff of the 2016-2017 school year. It was an honor being your Editor-in-Chief.

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