Caroline is a 17-year-old Junior in high school who enjoys being on her school's debate team, rock climbing and playing the guitar. Her favorite subject is Biology and she would like to incorporate it in her future career.
A lot of complaining has been circulating the social network this week with the final arrival of Advanced Placement (AP) exams. Most exams are more than three hours long and many teens can take up to three in a day. Naturally, a lot of teens have been complaining of complete exhaustion at the end of this process. Teens have also been postingFacebook statuses about how they think they did and which exams completely threw them off. However, no one is allowed to discuss specific questions on the test until the scores have been distributed. There is a bright side to the hard work because teens will be able to appreciate their efforts later in college when they are able to graduate early because of the extra credits.
Seniors all over the country are celebrating their upcoming graduation with school-organized functions at popular amusement parks and attractions nearby. For students in Florida and California (and those willing to travel) grad night is held at Disneyland and Disney World for an all-night, celebratory event just for Seniors. Many attractions all over the country are holding similar events to congratulate the Seniors of our country for a job well done. Students have been posting on Twitter asking who will be attending which events and when, while teens on Facebook have made special “events” for grad night and other celebrations. Aside from prom, it will be the last memorable event Seniors have before moving on to bigger and better things in the future. With all the exhausting exams, teens are certainly expressing their gratitude for these events.
Summer is also quickly approaching and teens are making plans for how to spend it. Many college-bound teens have already begun shopping for their dorm rooms and posting pictures of bedding and furniture to see how their friends feel about it. Teens are also preparing for summer vacations which range from Caribbean cruises to European tours to trips to Grandma’s house. Most of the vacations are rewards from parents as a form of congratulations. Teens are also preparing for summer jobs either babysitting, mowing lawns or working somewhere in the mall. The summer will give them all extra time to save some money for college or other important expenses (such as a car) that teens face. Many younger teens are getting summer jobs as well, but also preparing for different summer camps and summer academic programs to keep them caught up during the break.
On YouTube this week, the new Lady Gaga single “Judas” has struck controversy with religious groups and teens alike. It’s no surprise that Lady Gaga is pulling another outrageous stunt, but the religious context has been offensive to some teens. TheYouTube video currently has over 21 million views and is growing daily. Although some teens find the context offensive, most find the song enjoyable and have been practicing the eccentric choreography that Lady Gaga attaches to all of her songs.
Although the closing of the school year has been hectic, teens are excitedly looking forward to summer, freedom and the future to come.
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