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View from the Top: Roxy Striar and Dana Holt

By Dana Holt and Roxy Striar
Published: December 2008

You wanna be on top? Welcome to the scandalous lives of Newton South’s elite¦ But how did we get here? That’s one secret we will never tell. What we can do, however, is give you some advice.

To be successful and have fun at the same time, you need to keep your grades up, keep your parents happy, go out every opportunity you get, and not be afraid to try new things. Now, if you do not choose that path you could do what we, the class of 2009, did and ditch options 1 and 2.

As “those seniors, we’re pretty, we’re cool, we dominate this school. Who are we? Just guess. View from the Top

Guys wanna touch our¦ vests. It’s R-R-R-Roxy and D-D-D-Dana. For those of you who don’t know us, we’re loud, we speak our minds, we’re occasionally obnoxious, and yes, we are best friends. Now, this is a story all about how our lives got flipped-turned upside down, and we’d liked to take a minute just sit right there, we’ll tell you how we became the top of a school called South (Air). Back when we were freshmen, girls thought it was cool to be freshman biddies. It’s not. Not all attention is good attention. Older boys with girlfriends are off limits.

Freshman boys, all we can say is it gets better from here. Side note, it’s a Facebook friend request not a Facebook one time I saw you in the hallway and now I want to look at your pictures request. As sophomores, your place in the school gets kind of lost. You aren’t the youngest anymore, and you aren’t upperclassmen. However, this is no excuse to flaunt yourselves on the internet. Junior year sucks. Fortunately, we like most of you, but don’t let that get to your heads. It does not make you cool driving 100 miles per hour down Brandeis.

And by the way, 40-0, suck it. Thanks to Kevin, Skyler, Evan, and anyone else who showed their support, hope we made you proud. Senior year has been great so far. We have been waiting for this for at least the past three years of our lives, and now that it is finally here we want to live it up. Things to look forward to¦slump, assassins, senior skip-day, prom, scavenger hunt, and of course, graduation. We have also learned that there are a few things that people should always carry with them. The number for veterans taxi, car air freshener, ping pong balls…because what’s a party without a game of ping pong, Advil, your cell phone charger, and some advice from Lil’ Wayne, “you don’t want that late text, that I think I’m late text. We know that surviving high school can be tough so we have put together some useful tips.

1) Sparknotes. Sparknotes. Sparknotes. 2) Your best friend’s boyfriend¦off limits. 3) Don’t drive without a license, don’t steal your friend’s parents’ car, and if you are stupid enough to do so, definitely don’t crash it. 4) You get two free skips per term. Use them¦ except for wellness, no one wants to be that senior in a freshman class. 5) You probably won’t remember the homework assignment you skipped, and chances are you probably won’t remember the party you went to instead of doing that homework assignment, but we can almost guarantee you that it was worth it. (Caution: this tip can’t be used too frequently. It’s important to get your work done, no matter how cool you feel not doing it, come senior year you want to keep your college options open). 6) Go to as many concerts as possible, but try not to come home with a bloody lip and a missing shoe. 7) IHOP and Store 24 are open all night for a reason. 8) Get on at least two teachers’ good sides, they are the ones who write your college recommendations, after all. 8) Have fun, make a few close friends, and fight like hell to keep them. 9) It’s something unpredictable but in the end it’s right, we hope you have the time of your lives. Our remaining words of wisdom: Chicks before guys. If you have a boyfriend, he is cheating on you. If he says he isn’t, he is lying. Dump him. A best friend is everything, so pick a good one. Be spontaneous. Don’t lie. Don’t steal. Cause as little drama as possible. Do what you love, even if people don’t think it’s “cool. Sleep is overrated.

Treat Sky Striar and Zach Holt like royalty. Roxy was robbed of BPA ’09. It’s that can’t eat, can’t sleep, reach for the stars over the fence world series kind of thing. Laugh your asses off because when you look back you realize most of it was a big joke anyway. Enjoy. Last minute shout outs to ‘Ëœ08, ‘Ëœ09, ca.pt.ai.ns, and OOF. You know you love us. Xoxo, Rox and Danes

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