View from the Top: Max Clary

By Max Clary
Published: December 2010

Wow, my very own View From The Top article. Did I ever think this day would come? Absolutely. As Christmas approaches and the paint from Halloween is finally starting to come off my shoes, there are a few important issues I’d like to discuss.
First off, freshmen: learn to walk faster. I understand, you’re freshmen with small legs and short strides, but you’re going to have to pick up the pace. I’m tired of having to Jimmy Johnson my way through the hallways bobbing and weaving underclassman.
Also, I don’t care what country you’re from, but this is America and we keep to the right, so stop walking against traffic on the left side of the hallway. Everybody else stays to the right, but at least once a day I see some slim jean wearing underclassman trying to walk against traffic. Go back to the hipster hallway where you belong.
Item number two: Newton South is a high school, not an airport, so unless you play a varsity sport and have practice after school, stop showing up in your pajamas. You know who you are.
Maybe if you set your alarm 15 minutes earlier, you would have time to shower and change, like the rest of us living in the 88% of the world with running water.
However from my view (which is obviously from the top) South is looking a little sloppy during these cold winter months, so step it up when you can. I’ll be keeping it business casual for the remainder of the year, and I suggest you all try to do the same.
On a positive note, I’m happy people have finally stopped complaining about South installing cameras. It’s not an invasion of your privacy, they’re not watching you, and don’t even think of referencing 1984.
If you’re still mad about the cameras, it’s probably because you like to steal iPods out of peoples bags.
By the way, I’d like to send a shout out to Principle Stembridge, who almost has my name down. Thanks for keeping it real.
As insensitive as I may seem, I do have one piece of advice, which is be confident. As Muhammad Ali once said, “I am the greatest, I said that even before I knew I was.
I believe that there are many people at South with tremendous potential, most of whom will never use if for anything useful, but that doesn’t mean it’s not there.
South has graduated many great successes such as B.J. Novak and Eli Roth, and the next success story could be among us.
However, statistically almost all of you will go to college, get decent jobs, live in an upper middle class town like Newton, and be about as successful as your parents are.
So whenever life gets you down, just remember that everything will most likely turn out perfectly mediocre.

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