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High Expectations

Are the stresses that colleges put on you worth it?
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The expectation to succeed in life is solely based on how you acted as a child, it can determine whether you will be able to afford a house in the future and where you will be. You have no room for mistakes due to the stressful expectations that are put on you since you first entered kindergarten.

How you act in school also plays a part; it is how they expect you to act at your job, like a trial run. Since phones have come out, making a mistake is a lot harder to keep a secret, not that it should be, but you should be allowed a second chance. Social media allows employers to see everything you have done in the amount of time that you have had social media, meaning whatever you do as a teen (or a child), a stupid remark you may have made will stick with you your entire life. Which causes problems as an adult when you get characterized by others due to your actions as a kid. 

Not only employers will look at your social media, its colleges as well. Colleges can look at everything, and even if you have perfect grades the fact that you posted a video, or commented on something that others didn’t agree with can harshly affect the way that those colleges now view you as a person. And if you don’t go to college what can you do?

Some may say the trades, but even then they look at your history; and in some cases if you’d like to take another step regarding your job and accept a promotion you may need a college degree.

In our society today, college is everything. It is the difference between living comfortably and not living at all. And although some may say that there are other job opportunities even if you don’t go to college, you will always come to a bump in the road when it comes to needing that degree. 

 

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Katie Mahle
Katie Mahle, Lead Writer
Katie Mahle is a junior at Crown Point High School. She took journalism during her freshman year, this is her second year on the newspaper staff helping with the design of the newspaper and she also is the sole writer for the people genre. Other than her involvement in the High School News Paper she is also a leader in CASS, the school's mentorship program, as well as a Key club leader. She is vice president of the Interact club and is in NHS. She loves being able to lead and help others in times of need.
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