What Warde Students Actually Want for the Holidays

In this holiday season of giving, you may struggle with choosing the perfect gift for everyone in your life. While you may be tempted to give up and bulk order some gift cards or fuzzy socks, I’ve compiled a list of what Warde students ACTUALLY want this year. (Hint: It’s not a Stanley Cup.)


Gift #1:

A Reasonable Temperature at School

In the beginning of the school year, we experienced high temperatures that led to a few half-days of school, but were able to keep sane with the knowledge that the heat of the classrooms would soon subside with the coming winter months. Sadly, we have been proven incorrect. Now, the school seems to be just as hot, due to the ridiculously high thermostat. When the air happens to be lower than the resting temperature of a sauna, it seems to get as low as 60 degrees. As a lockerless student who doesn’t have the space to carry a coat to wear and take off around school, I’m asking for some stability.  Is that so much to ask for?


Gift #2:

Everyone We Come into Contact with Not Asking About College

Until Decision Day, please do not ask me where I am going to college. I am 16 years old, and more focused on passing Physics than “where I see myself in four years.” When I figure it out, then you’ll know. 


Gift #3:

8 Hours of Sleep

Trying to balance APs, sports, orchestra, and school makes it difficult to fit sleep into my life. All I ask for is school to start a little bit later, and for my under-eye bags to become a light blue and not a dark purple. Is this a ridiculous request? 


Gift #4:

The After-School Traffic to Subside

There is no reason for it being so difficult to leave the parking lot. It seems that if I don’t get to my car by 2:05 pm, I won’t be home until 3:00. I LIVE 5 MINUTES AWAY! If I paid $150 for this spot, I’d like to know why I can’t leave it!


Gift #5:

A Five on AP Exams

College is expensive, and if a 5 from the College Board means that I don’t have to take a class again, I’ll take what I can get! (Heimler’s History only does so much…)

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