By Selena Zhang
BREAKING NEWS: It’s NOT Doomsday! Surprise!
Sometimes the news can be a little overwhelming and more than a little terrifying, what with all the robberies and bombings and Justin Bieber sightings, the greatest tragedy of them all. It’s enough to make anyone lose faith in humanity. Since we haven’t yet designed an impervious bubble, though La Cañada has certainly tried, all of the worrywarts out there can take comfort that despite all the dangers in the world, mankind has managed to keep on chugging along.
At this very moment, 7.046 billion people in the world have overcome the odds of being struck by lightning or a hippopotamus and are against all odds still breathing, living, and dreaming. Of them, all of you are probably facing the challenge of maintaining good grades and passing the AP exams, which at times seems more daunting than a charging, lightning-wielding hippopotamus. For all of you who are stressing about AP exams, remember that at least 90 percent of participants have passed their exams at La Canada in previous years. Stay sharp, and you will be just fine.
For seniors worrying about paying for college, keep in mind that 46 billion dollars in free scholarship money are awarded each year by the Department of Education and colleges, and 35 million dollars are awarded through private companies. Pay attention to deadlines, and you have nothing to worry about. Applying to college is only a small, stressful step towards the rest of your life. Your life is so much more than high school or college. Your life is destined to change nothing less than the world.
This very minute 267 people are being born, little bundles of joy ready to embark on a world we will create for them. There are 267 people this very minute who have no idea how terrible the world can be and are depending on us to make sure that they never will know. So sally forth with the world in your hands, pockmarked by perfect imperfections, and know you can help fill the cracks.
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