Re: West Springfield HS
Date: October 01, 2011 06:48AM
i know this forum is dated but as an alumni of 2007 i cant remember any signs of physical maintenance issues during my four years there. apart from having difficulty of turning on the heaters and air conditioner's at the right time, i was fairly comfortable in that school.
anyone know if mr griffin is still there? we use to call him "sniff mcgriff" because rumor was that he got kicked out of the NFL for snorting cocaine.
another cool fact was that there use to be a smoking lounge downstairs between the science and math halls. (60s and 70s) but our smoking lounge was "the fence" by the track or under the bleachers. occasionally thered be someone smoking in one of the bathrooms by the sports auditorium during 6th or 7th periods.
we also had the most laziest and fattest security guards. just always had to be on golf carts!
as for the question of illegal immigrants and ghetto/slum talk... as far as i remember the minority wanted TO BE the majority. practically everyone clothed themselves in preppy brand name clothings like hollister, abrocrombie, and ralph lauren and everyone listened to jack johnson and played the guitar and everyone loved to DRINK! of course there were the exceptions of introverted kids ie techies, stoners, over-achievers, etc etc but my peers began to look and act more generic as time went along which a lot was due to connecting through social activities eg drinking, myspacing, disc-golfing, etc etc. go to any part of suburban metropolitan areas of this country and youll find that 100 percent of the time you wont be able to find a racial makeup of 100 percent caucasians PERIOD. i mean, you can dam well dream of it but youre sure as hell wont find it.
race is the least thing you should worry about. what do u think this is... machete shedding annandale high school?
anyways, looking back at all those years two things i regret was how i paid so much attention to my social life rather than my studies. completely studied the wrong thing in high school and smoked wayyyyy too much maryjane. i f'ed up big time and ended up at some 5h1tty worthless school in nyc. you want to talk ghetto? check out my school in WEST HARLEM, MANHATTAN, NEW YORK. until then, you dont ghetto. (only reason im still even in the northeastern part of the states is because im real close to finishing up my bfa and hopefully this internship ive got can turn into something.)
and to conclude, anyone that thinks wshs and the area is going downhill, you dont know jack squat. everytime i come back home the area is getting more and more heavily commercialized. reconstructed streets, more congestion, more yuppies and how the heck can you operate with a walgreens, whole foods, cvs, and giant all along one straight line!? which of course is not a bad thing at all, im all up for capitalism. bcus, well, lets face it, those liberal hippies are progressively shooting themselves to a dead end. agree or disagree, but id rather be in a real mixing bowl than clifton or alexandria.
so take it or leave it. the school and area has got the best of both worlds from huntsman to the intersections of OKM and rolling roads. if god forbid i ever end up with a family the only place in the world id have it would be there.