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  1. Hello all, I like the facelift! I still think of all the nice people on here that put up with me some time ago. Anyways, bring on the good news.

    I got conquered the ~14% acceptance rate and was admitted to my dream university (Washington University in St. Louis, you should google it!) with nice scholarship. I'm majoring in biomed engineering.

    I got first chair baritone in my state.

    I'm valedictorian of my peeps in my class.

    I have a 13 weeks left of high school :)

    I'm trying to come to terms with who I am in certain regards.

    I dunno, I don't boast or brag to my friends, I just want to share how happy all this good news makes me. I'm just excited for now and the future.


  2. @himynameism

    RUSSIA! How incredible! I am always fascinated with cultures other than my own. Are you going sightseeing anytime? I'm sure it will be fantastic.

    @porcupine-ologist

    I really loved chemistry, as it's interesting to pick apart matter to its smallest levels. However advanced chemical theories can be baffling. I am a bit lost on all this Higgs Boson business that has the scientific community abuzz recently. The details are intense. Biology is something that comes really naturally for me though. I hope I will know what I want to do by college time.


  3. I called in to find out my ap scores!

    5 music theory (5 non-aural, 4 aural)

    5 language and comp

    4 US history

    3 chemistry

    I'm upset about Chem bc I want to be a scientist of a sort (engineer? Researcher? Idk I just love science). but ECSTATIC FOR THE OTHERS. ESPECIALLY THEORY. OH MY GOD. Honestly I'm just floored about that. It's my director's first year teaching AP Theory so it will look doubly good on her!


  4. Time is a funny thing, ain't it?

    But I'm glad I have changed a bit for the better. My teachers always praised my brightness, but of course I had to be rambunctious and hot-blooded during the time I was on the Stix. I'm glad I got a laugh out of you, but dear Jesus. I checked a post from earlier times and I want to kill it with fire. I'm sure I will look back ten years from now and have similar (less extreme) thoughts, but hey, life's a journey.

    I hear you on the university bit. My girlfriend's mom works at a university, and they aren't known for their organizational skills, so I get to hear a lot of painful stories similar to yours... The ultimate advice I have from her stories is that if you get screwed, tell the administration. A guy took Chem lab at a private university and almost got ZERO credit for it. The administration quickly resolved that, so hopefully they can be a useful tool for you. I'm hoping College Board didn't lie to me when they said "AP will help prepare you for the rigor of college-level courses." (boy would I be pissed.) Hopefully the adjustment won't slaughter me. Honestly, with the way this part of my life has turned out, I think I can adapt adequately to whatever university I go to. I'm glad to hear you are sticking it out though. Few people have the gusto or drive to do what you are doing, and it sounds like you are chugging right along. (Give me some Pom-Poms and I will gladly be your cheerleader.)

    In all honesty, I may not be what these top research universities/Ivies want. My scores place me in the 75th percentile of their students, but hey, scores aren't everything. All I've got is my history and my hopes, really. Either way, my back up plan allows for a nice liberal-arts college at a darn-near-nothing cost thanks to state scholarships.

    Overall, college will be an entirely new and confusing and exciting part of life that I can't even begin to predict. I'm ready, but at the same time, nobody is truly ready Wink

    EDIT: Wee rant: I am so tired of waiting for these SAT scores that I am about to donate my vital organs to various charities


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    Originally posted by i like wonder bread:

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    i think we have the same life (or at least are in similar places in our schooling haha), because a very similar thing happened to me the other day. i can't take french because it doesn't fit into my schedule. Frowner unlike, you, however, i was coerced into signing up for a 5th AP, which i am NOT psyched about. next year is going to be hell. what are ya taking?

    I'm taking the following for my senior year

    1st Anatomy and Physiology

    2nd AP Calculus AB

    3rd AP English Literature

    4th AP Environmental Science

    5th Chamber Choir IV

    6th Physics

    7th Spanish II

    Are you a senior as well? If so, what colleges will you consider this fall? 5 APs.. you seem like a fellow academic heavyweight as my AP Chem teacher says Smiler I've taken 5 APs thus far: Music Theory, World History, US History, Chem, Language. Fun classes, but lots of homework. My profile is a bit random due to the fact that my school is small and offers only a few AP courses. I will most likely be a science major though. Anyways, what's your schedule look like? Smiler

    I am taking... AP bio, AP calc, AP english, AP microeconomics aand... AP stats I believe. And a capella and chamber choir. Our school has a huge and very good AP program because we got some grant a few years ago, so they offer a ton of classes. Thanks to my ridiculous schedule though, I will have no finals second semester, and I feel like that along with the two months after the AP test of doing nothing sort of makes up for the stress of the actual class. I took AP chem this year too! I don't think chem is exactly one of my strengths, but I found the course extremely interesting nonetheless.

    I'm not a senior next year, but I will be starting the preliminary college search. I'm looking to remain in New England, so that kind of narrows it down a bit. My parents will make me tour Yale because they both went there, (even though I could never in a million years get in) and I already know I want to look at Middlebury, Wesleyan, and maybe Dartmouth and Williams. What about you? What were you thinking? It's so stressful already, I feel like I'm taking so many things just because they look good on a transcript, not nEecessarily because the topic is interesting to me, when at the same time I know that colleges look for people passionate about what they do, not necessarily the typical straight A student. Consequently, I am frequently on the verge of mental breakdown, but I just keep telling myself that wherever I end up, how happy and successful I am depends on what I make of the situation, not what college I go to.

    Ah, I'm sorry to hear about your stresses. I'm sure parental expectations can be overwhelming at times.. Just take it a day at a time. I'm always here to talk! Trust me, I know stress. I work 15 to 30 hours/week at a bakery-cafe on top of school. It gets dicey, and there are moments when all you can do is sit there, and try to piece it all together or have some sort of release to ease the tension... But you'll do wonderful things, I'm sure.

    As for me, I'm a first generation student living in the mid-south, with high hopes for college. My parents both got GEDs only, so I'll be the first contender at a university for my family name. I have strong stats overall, so I'm throwing aside (mostly Wink) all doubt and shooting for Brown. My other top choices are Northwestern, Duke, Dartmouth, Chicago, Columbia, Cornell, Vandy, Wash-U, and Hendrix college as my backup. I can't express how much education and college opportunities mean to me, really. I'd love to talk more! Feel free to email me at my junky old email ***my_sweetest_downfall*** (minus the asterisks of course. It's a hotmail account, btw)


  6. quote:
    Originally posted by almostspotless

    i think we have the same life (or at least are in similar places in our schooling haha), because a very similar thing happened to me the other day. i can't take french because it doesn't fit into my schedule. Frowner unlike, you, however, i was coerced into signing up for a 5th AP, which i am NOT psyched about. next year is going to be hell. what are ya taking?

    I'm taking the following for my senior year

    1st Anatomy and Physiology

    2nd AP Calculus AB

    3rd AP English Literature

    4th AP Environmental Science

    5th Chamber Choir IV

    6th Physics

    7th Spanish II

    Are you a senior as well? If so, what colleges will you consider this fall? 5 APs.. you seem like a fellow academic heavyweight as my AP Chem teacher says Smiler I've taken 5 APs thus far: Music Theory, World History, US History, Chem, Language. Fun classes, but lots of homework. My profile is a bit random due to the fact that my school is small and offers only a few AP courses. I will most likely be a science major though. Anyways, what's your schedule look like? Smiler


  7. So I had to drop an AP course today Frowner

    My principal called me, but it was all okay. I mean I'm really bummed about missing out on the course because the schedule won't allow it, but at least they were really nice about it. In all honesty its probably better this way. Four ap courses gets rough. On the bright side, I talked to the school about doing and independent study on Oral Communications, and my counselor approved me for it Smiler Yay! I can take physics instead of Speech!


  8. Good news:

    I finished junior year. Which, with 4 AP/IB classes, was a blast <sarcasm>. It was my choice, and I stand by it. I pulled through thankfully, got all As, and now my GPA is siting pretty at a nice 4.24

    Other than that, I am going to lunch with my girlfriend today, and if that isn't good news, I don't know what is.

    The SAT is Saturday, yipee. I'm actually a bit nervous, as these are fairly important in the admissions process... I still have little idea where I will go to college. I have a very strong profile, but I'm also poor. Haha! Smiler I am considering shooting for the moon and applying to Brown. Who's gonna stop me?? Wink


  9. There is a family of rather vocal owls in my yard. I do appreciate their strange beauty, but I'm a bit sleepy and the hooing is still ensuing, even at this cold hour.

    No sense in getting bothered about it I guess. Some people don't have owls in their trees, or even yards for them to hoo in..

    Hoodie-hoo Brumstix, and gnight!


  10. All That Jazz - Chicago (The Musical)

    I typically don't care for the way musicals sound. I have done musical theatre for a multitude of years and have the utmost respect for them, because I personally know (to a degree) how hard it is to sing in that style. But its hard to listen to at times.

    However, Chicago fucking OWNS. Hands down, favorite musical.

    Later,

    Werewolf - CocoRosie

    Peacebone - Animal Collective


  11. The Book Thief is REALLY good, yesyes. I'm just so burned out on Holocaust literature. We read at least 3 books a year on it. It gets so depressing, you just begin to despise humanity after reading and pondering...

    I read The Jungle by Upton Sinclair and Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe. Both were ever so slightly dry due to the time difference, but both extremely moving and so so so so so important and significant politically and emotionally and morally (to the United States at least.)

    Uncle Tom's is much more emotional for me. I guess its because I live in the South. Both are long, but good (if dry in some places.) I would recommend them to anyone who likes historical or political fiction.


  12. I typically don't get pissed off at a lot of things. But the one thing I can't stand is being talked to like I'm an idiot. Especially by someone you are supposed to respect like your parents.

    Okay, I screwed up! I left the freaking door unlocked after i left! It doesn't mean I'm mentally handicapped. It makes meh mad to be talked down upon, and does not inspire feelings of respect.

    Sweet tits. *groooan* Why must being a teenager make you so pissed sometimes?!?!! Smiler hahahah.


  13. @rainna: its all part of being a teenager. 90% of the friends I hold close are girls, and they have the same problems.. Sadly the one I have a small *maybe not so small* thing for is 100% oblivious. I guess I respect our friendship too much to say so.. I guess rejection plays a role too.. I dunno, relationships are hard.

    My rant. I don't waaaaant to gooooo to work todayyyyy Frowner


  14. I replied to the thread you recommended! Thanks, it was interesting to read about all you nifty folk on here.

    That's incredible! The packets Yale send me make me want to cry because I know I could never afford such a beautiful education. Oh to be middle class American. Haha. If only Princeton could let me in for free. Life would be absolutely perfect then! Smiler

    I'm going to try my best to get whatever scholarships I can to every university I apply to and the weigh the price/quality factor into it. I still need to take the SAT as well.. Eek.


  15. Stats

    Name or nickname: ILWB for short, or you can be cool and call me Hunter, either way!

    Age: 16

    Orientation: All human beings are beautiful in their own ways. I suppose I identify as Straight. My heart is uncharted territory. (that's a fancy way of saying my love life sucks as of recent times.) I don't discriminate on gay rights though.

    Relationship status: Single as as can be. I'm not bitter.

    Location: U S A ! ! !

    Languages: I speek vurry goo engrish. (English)

    Life

    Occupation: Student. I make mental lovins to textbooks all day long.

    Hobbies: Piano. I used to be a lead actor at school. Singing. Choir. Academics. Sleep.

    Interests: Medicine. Love, Life, and the pursuit of happiness. Music. Finding some-boooodyyyyy to looo--oooo---ooove. (Please laugh at that.)

    Political Views: Slightly Democratic.

    Religious Views: Raised Baptist, somewhat undecided.

    Favorite Things

    Foods: Thai food, Organic fruits, I honestly eat anything. Food is lovely. Yet my body refuses to gain weight. : \

    Color: Fresh orange peel.

    Books: So many. John Steinbeck is always good. The Mists of Avalon is a favorite. East of Eden was fantastic.

    TV: Family Guy, Tosh.0 etc. I like to escape stress by laughing with silly immature television. Its so escapist, but desperately effective.

    Movies: Inception, Dancer in the Dark, Chicago.

    Music: Joanna Newsom, Björk, reg. Those three complete me.

    Misc

    Origin or meaning of your username: Samson. Wonder Bread. I'm white. The pieces are there, now someone make a joke.

    First time you heard reg: six years ago, on a mix cd my sister threw out. Pavlov's was the song.

    Top 5 reg songs:

    1. Loveology

    2. Buildings

    3. Pavlov's Daughter

    4. Firewood

    5. Ain't No Cover

    Random fact about yourself: PLEASE ignore my past 2,000 posts. I was 12 and obnoxious. I'm surprised I wasn't shot. Anywhom, I'm very tall? I'm mostly Native American? Do those qualify as random?

    Who/What inspires you: Joanna Newsom. Cloudy days. Mainly small little fantasies I carry around in my back pocket, of me one day being the first person in my family to graduate college, silly sentimental stuff like that..

    Best thing about last year: My parents giving me my car <3 I love and regularly wash that wonderful machine.

    Looking forward to this year: Not looking forward to my best friend moving.. AP Honors won't be the same without her.. I guess I'm looking forward to AP Honors Chemistry as nerdy as that sounds Smiler I can't help my brain loves to be challenged. Also looking forward to Juniordom.

    In short, I'm just a guy with a heartful of good things that the world may never hear. If you ever feel like talking to me, just strike up a conversation. I'd enjoy that.