Being the only junior in my fourth block gym class, well, sucks.
It's not that I have no one to talk to because I have made many friends this semester. It's that as a junior who only has one year of school left, I get no respect from my freshman classmates. They even have a problem with me -- and sometimes cuss at me -- when I count repetitions out loud like I'm supposed to.
We all know the high school golden rule: Respect your upperclassmen when you are a freshman. Last year, as my sophomore year went on, I could feel that the underclassmen respected us as their upperclassmen. This year, though, the freshmen will cuss at us and have no respect for their "elders."
Maybe it's the forth block, end of the day attitude that is irking me. Or is it that the younger generation is just ruder?
Junior Kaylee Witt, co-captain of Poca's color guard, had a lot of experience dealing with a younger generation this year as she tried to keep control of the squad. After her time dealing with whining girls and never-ending mood swings, she was able to give some insight on how the younger generation is changing.
When asked how she felt about being around freshmen, Witt said, "It just depends on who the person is. One person is mature enough to be around; the other [may be] more worried about who can chuck fried potatoes across the commons farther.
"They just don't understand the fact that we are upperclassmen wanting respect. It'll click soon enough, I hope."