Oak Ridge High School freshmen are getting adjusted to high-school life. Photo by Jacob Bassett


Freshmen find their footing

By From page A3 | October 04, 2017

New faces, new classes, new rules … how are Oak Ridge High School freshmen handling the culture shock after making the transition from being a middle schooler to a high schooler?

Village Life’s high school correspondent Jacob Bassett spoke with the underclassmen about their experiences so far.

Freshman Brianna Dinh said the biggest change is her studying habits. In middle school, Dinh said she would get by with relatively little studying, but in high school you “have to know it backward and forward.”

Another popular opinion among the freshman: High school means more freedom. They said that they could choose their classes more freely and commented that the block schedule made everything paced more evenly — a better organized schedule than middle school.

What takes a little more time? Adjusting to the age range, students said, though many added that they’re ready for this new experience.

Jacob Bassett

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