Ask Andy #2
- Do you have some studying tips? Thanks
If you know you have a test, whether its tomorrow or next week, just automatically assume you are staying after with that teacher as many times as you can (or they can tolerate). The teachers here at DHS are incredibly resourceful and building a relationship with your teachers will help you immensely in the long run.
- How are you?
Hey thanks for asking. I’m doing pretty great right now!
- Who is Andy?
Don’t worry about it.
- What are your main recommendations for an incoming freshman next year?
You’ve probably heard it before, but I can’t stress it enough: DO NOT SLACK OFF! You will never get those grades back and trust me, just make it easy for yourself and get your work done.
Other than schoolwork, my advice is to just take care of yourself. When you’re a freshman, you’re young and vulnerable. You were just thrown into a world that’s constantly changing, filled with new people and experiences, and that can be where some lose sight of themselves and make mistakes. But for when you do make those mistakes, keep in mind that you will grow from it. You’re only that age once, so make the most of it.
- What’s your favorite spot in Duxbury?
My favorite spot is probably Gurnet Lighthouse, no matter what the season or weather is.
- Do you think our school needs to work on being more accepting?
Yes. I think every school needs to be more accepting, whether it’s individually as people or as a whole. However, as I’m getting older in this school, I’ve seen vast improvement. Kids here are gradually starting to wake up to the fact that there is indeed more in the world outside of this small town.
- Who’s the greatest quarterback of all time?
Tom Brady. 12. The GOAT.
- What electives do you recommend besides Journalism?
I recommend taking Sociology, Breadboard, Holocaust and Human Behavior, Personal Finance, and Creative Writing. All those classes are extremely interesting and are actually useful.
- What shows should I watch on Netflix?
This was another class effort question. According to our school’s newspaper, you should be watching:
- Jessica Jones
- Grey’s Anatomy
- The Office (obviously)
- Peaky Blinders
- Girl’s Incarcerated
- Rule’s of Engagement
- Friends (such a classic)
- Why do we not have slushies/ice cream anymore in the lunchroom?
Good question. Michelle Obama had good intentions when she pushed for US schools to have healthier lunches, but come on, we all love, and deeply miss, the strawberry shortcake ice creams and Izze drinks.
*By the way, I got an overflow of questions this week, which is pretty cool, so thank you to everyone that asked one. Also, I want to have a picture or some sort of design as the icon for these posts, so if anyone has any ideas, email me @firstname.lastname@example.org