Debunking Weird Myths About American High School

Debunking Weird Myths About American High School

The topic of how accurate American movies and TV shows are in depicting everyday life in the US is a hot topic on social media recently.


“The fact that Very bad he spent a whole movie trying to get alcohol is totally realistic. We had absolutely whole nightly adventures trying to get alcohol, and several people at school had fake Hawaiian IDs.”


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


“School fights in movies give the impression that the students are doing it like professional boxers. In reality, they throw a couple of pathetic punches, grabbing their shirts and spinning around until security separates them 25 seconds later.”


“Cheerleaders don’t really wear their uniforms 24/7.”


“Cliques aren’t as well defined in real life as they are in the movies.”


“Parties are more low-key affairs. They’re nothing like those giant ‘everyone comes’ events in the movies, unless you know someone with a giant house that can hold 100+ students.”


“There is more truth in dynamite napoleon of what is in Go ahead either Bad Girls.”


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


“Most American high schools are basically the exact opposite of Euphoria.”


“We have active shooter drills. Lots of authorized parents. We don’t go to school at 10 am, the sun hardly ever comes up until we get there. And yes, we have 2-3 hours of homework most days.”


“One time, I was walking down the hall with my books in my arms. A random bully hit them and sent all my stuff flying everywhere. In a movie, everyone would point and laugh. Actually, the other kids stayed jaws dropped and some random students stopped and helped me pick up my things. I remember one girl saying, ‘That was really bad.'”


“Most people aren’t that attractive. Most people aren’t twenty.”


“All my European friends ask if we wear those square hats at graduation and drink out of red glasses at parties. Yes and yes.”


“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 coming to high school and being disappointed that we had these cubby-sized lockers stacked on top of each other. And they were scattered all over the house. school in the most inconvenient way”. places.”


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


“Prom is much less important in real life. And nobody cares who wins prom queen.”


The lights of Friday night it’s actually pretty realistic when it comes to Texas schools. Soccer is a religion there. In some cases, a high school head coach could earn more than teachers or even the principal.”


And finally, “There are a lot fewer vampires in real-life high schools.”

Some answers have been edited for length and clarity.

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