You are startled awake at 7:15 a.m. on a Saturday, thinking you just accidentally set a school alarm despite the weekend. Then, you bolt awake, suddenly remembering today is the dreaded ACT day. Scrambling to scrounge up some #2 pencils from the depths of your backpack, you remember the math section and panic, taking the batteries from your family’s TV remote for your calculator. You throw on some sweatpants with your pajama shirt, pray your printer will hurry up and spit out your ACT admission ticket and hop in the car to make it to your testing center by 8 a.m. You plop down at exactly 7:59 a.m. into your assigned seat at an unfamiliar school.
College is an expected destination for Wesleyan students. With every new week of school comes new tests, quizzes and papers to write, and everyone works hard to keep their GPAs eligible to get them into their dream college. Between tests and quizzes, students give up their nights and Saturday mornings for ACT and SAT tutoring, and let’s not forget sports and play practices. So how are students expected to have any fun?
The ultimate goal for Wesleyan students is to work hard enough to get into the college of their choice. Although we often believe that high school doesn’t matter because we are learning pointless subjects, it does matter for our futures, with colleges and even life after college. Keep Reading