Patty (woodycakes) wrote,

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To risk or not to risk

There is something seriously wrong with my school. They always manage to mess things up for me when it's my turn to do something good or even great. They always change things and make them turn for the worse when it's supposed to be my chance to experience something I've been waiting for since forever.

I'm signing up for my elective later on and I still have no idea what it is I'm going to take. I was supposed to go for the English elective, whatever it was, but now, I'm having second thoughts. They made the english elective, Yearbook Journalism. That means, instead of having the usual and tried and true Blazon, the school publication, senior staff take charge of the yearbook, they made it a class instead.

So now, you're being graded as you make the last testament of your high school life and probably the only remembrance you'll have of high school anyway. But that's not even the good part. The thing is, if you're part of Blazon, you have to quit the club and try-out for the said electcive. The funny part is, Blazon is the only club that asks its members to quit if they choose to join the elective.

Now why is that? Aren't we supposed to be given the chance to take part in both activities? Why are other clubs allowing this then? Isn't there an injustice in this system? I think this really a sad case, because it's the second year in a row that I'm being asked to choose. Last year, I had to choose between cheerleading and Blazon, because both of them had been made into clubs. I made a decision and stood by Blazon, thinking I'd be in the yearbook staff for sure, this year. But no, they changed it again.

So they have no right to tell me that I should learn how to make decisions, because they've already forced me to do enough of that. They shouldn't even start talking about how life's just like that, because they seem to mess things up all the time.

They even refused to tell us who would be teaching the electives? Now, what kind of a crappy system is that? College students get to choose their professors, why can't we if they're really trying to give a glimpse of the university life? They say that they don't want the professor to sway our decisions because we're really there for the course. But that's bullsh** because teachers do affect our choices. We're finally given the opportunity to choose and they had to make it all vague and supposedly fair.

I can deal with the enlistment process, even if I'm in batch 12 out 20. I know I shouldn't complain, because it was sheer luck to get chosen, so I think I'm thinking quite rationally here. What I can't deal with is the thought wherein, I do quit Blazon to try-out for the Yearbook Journalism elective and low and behold, I don't get in. What happens next? Well, I won't have a club, and I won't have an elective -- decent ones, I mean.

Is it really worth it? Sure, I've been dreaming about it, like cheerleading, since forever, but am I willing to risk it all?

I don't know, and in a few hours, I'm going to have to decide. This is really crap.
Tags: blazon and yearbook
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