I was awarded a scholarship Freshman year, and it carries on through all four years of school. Once a year, all the students who were awarded scholarships have a “Scholarship Breakfast” where we meet the people from the foundations offering the scholarships. Our principal was educating us today on how best to schmooze the representatives so they’ll give the school more money.
Leave it to Catholic school, they know how to make their money.
Anonymous asked: Since you go to a catholic school, I would go ahead and assume you were catholic, but you seem sort of against the school. So are you Catholic, or Protestant, or agnostic or considering being an atheist? Or what else?
I was born and raised Catholic, however my personal beliefs differ than those of the Christian church. I’m not so much against Catholicism as I am against closed-mindedness or a refusal to learn. While not all Catholics are against this, the Church in its existence rejects learning, experimentation. “God made the universe and all the people and creatures and plants. End of story, don’t try and figure out why.” I don’t know how I classify myself, but I guess “agnostic” seems reasonable and broad enough.
He spoke about the levels of starvation in the Horn of Africa, and how many have been left as refugees. It was a really moving presentation.
First thing I hear someone say after the assembly?
“Jesus fucking christ, I’m starving.”
All I could do was look at them and say “Really? After that assembly? You’re going to say ‘I’m starving’? It must really suck knowing that you’ll have to wait a full 2 hours until you eat next, you poor thing.”
I hope it upset her.
So many kids here have their heads up their asses, and don’t understand that there’s a whole world out there full of problems. Seriously about 90% of the school population are white-bread, anglo-saxon suburbanites. They’re your stereotypical upper middle class white people. Heads full of air.
It really makes me sick.
Anonymous asked: I have a question- do you go to an all boys' school or is it co-ed? My brother goes to an all boys' school and it sounds insane. Do you think one gender catholic schools are worse or better?
It’s co-ed. All boys’ sounds awful, but I can also see potential benefits. A lot of the rules at my school are based around not trusting guys with girls (separate boy/girl parking lots, etc.) It could be either better or worse.
So far so good. The school’s head priest has kept his mouth shut so far, and I haven’t seen hide nor hair of my principal, so I’m liking this year already.
Anonymous asked: Luckily, I don't go to Catholic school, but I'm Irish Catholic. I get to suffer through Cathechism every Monday for THREE HOURS STRAIGHT. My teacher is insane, and she refuses to teach P.S. boys because they are "rowdy." So our class is a bunch of rich girls. And the perfect pious girls that are rich. And middle class me, who is a liberal and feminist. Joy. And I read books about everything so, the teacher FREAKED when I read a pro-gay book. Because it is "Against the teacings." Yay.
Jeez, that sounds awful. I’m assuming your parents subject you to this torture? Do what you can to rattle their chains, it’s the best way to get through. More power to you!
For instance: the school’s Pep Band (which I’m a member of) is playing at a disability benefit football game. The game is essentially an All-Star game, and it benefits children with disabilities.
No one of the 130-something kids in the band knows when or where the game is, but we’re pretty sure it’s tomorrow night. Nobody has told us anything, so I hope they don’t get upset when nobody shows.
A student at my school has to go to one every year, or else they can’t graduate.
The retreat consists of Christian musicians, our principal speaking down to us, and watching lame movies with strong Christian overtones.
After Mrs. A ranted about how awful Obamacare is
If Obama doesn't get reelected, then thankfully Obamacare won't get put into effect.
So if the Republicans get elected, are they going to putz around for four years trying to come up with an alternative?
Of course not, they'll just go back to the healthcare system that existed before Obama.
You mean the failing healthcare system that was partially a cause for the recession?
That system wasn't failing. You're sixteen years old, you don't understand politics. All you care about is going to Prom and what you're going to do this summer. You have no understanding of national politics.
taralikesyourface asked: That's so strange, I've always been told the opposite. It also helps that working at a public school I'd have state benefits. I guess it all depends on what I find and when.
In the ten years that I’ve gone to Catholic school, I’ve only heard teachers griping about how little pay they get compared to public schools. It’s because the salary for the private teachers is based on the tuition, which is much more limited than state funding. But you’re right, it all depends on the area.