Dispelling Bizarre Myths About American High School

Dispelling Bizarre Myths About American High School

A hot topic on social media lately is how accurate American movies and TV shows are in portraying everyday life in the United States.


“The fact that Excellent he spent an entire movie trying to get alcohol completely realistic. We had whole evening adventures trying to get a drink, and a lot of people at school had fake Hawaiian IDs.”


“Most high school students don’t go into the parking lot every morning.”


“School fights in the movies make it look like students go at it like prize fighters. In reality, they throw a few pathetic punches, grab each other’s shirts, and roll around until security breaks them up 25 seconds later that.”


“Actually cheerleaders don’t need to wear their uniforms 24/7.”


“Cliques are not as defined in real life as they are in movies.”


“Parties are more low-key affairs. They’re not like those huge events that everyone sees in the movies – unless you know someone who has a huge house that can host over 100 students. “


“There is more truth in Napoleon’s dynamite than i Bring it on or Mean Girls.”


“The TV shows make it seem like kids have time to talk in the middle of the day at their lockers. In reality, you’re booking across the building because you have five minutes to go from the first floor, go to your locker on the second floor, and then run all the way across the third floor to your fourth period class.”


“It’s the opposite in most American high schools Euphoria.”


“We have active shooter drills. A lot of parents are entitled. We don’t go to school at 10 a.m. – the sun isn’t up until after we get there. And yes, we get 2-3 hours of homework most of the time. the days.”


“One time, I was walking down the hall with my books in my hands. A random bully slapped them down, sending all my things flying everywhere. In a movie, everyone would point and laugh. I actually, the other kids gasped, and a few random students stopped and helped me gather my things. I remember one girl saying, ‘That was meant to be.'”


“Most people aren’t that attractive. Most people aren’t in their twenties.”


“All my European friends ask if we wear those square hats at graduation and drink from red individual cups at parties. Yes and we do.”


“I swear John Hughes must have grown up on Mars or something.”


“On TV, all the lockers are huge and at eye level. I remember going to high school and being disappointed that the cubby-sized lockers were stacked on top of each other. And they were scattered all over the school on most difficult. places.”


“The morning ads are real and just as ridiculous as the ones on TV and in the movies.”


“Prom means less in real life. And no one cares who wins prom queen.”


Bright Friday Night actually pretty realistic as far as Texas schools go. Football is a faith in him. In some cases, a high school head coach could make more than the teachers or even the principal.”


And finally, “There are far fewer vampires in real life high schools.”

Some answers have been edited for length and clarity.

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