Advice for Freshmen

Sophia Geranios, Reporter

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  1. Participate in spirit week, dress up, and go to the Hoco game! Showing school spirit is a great way to get acclimated to the Hellgate experience, and you may make some new friends along the way.
  2. Go to a school dance. They’re a lot better than middle school dances, and it’s a good way to let loose and have some fun! 
  3. Go to protests, at Hellgate we welcome expression of everyone’s opinions! 
  4. Join a sport! There are lots of options, and Hellgate is known for having strong basketball, swimming, and soccer teams. To get more information on sports, go to the activities office or check out the Athletics page on the school website.
  5. Join a club! You can find a full list on the Hellgate website here. Make sure to listen to the announcements or check online to see when the many clubs at Hellgate meet.
  6. Go off campus for lunch to take advantage of Hellgate’s poppin’ lunch location. We are close to lots of affordable and quick restaurants like the Bridge, Green Source, Taco Sano, Great Harvest, and many more.
  7. Go to sporting events and cheer on your Hellgate teams! Check out @hk.gets.rowdy on Instagram for game times and themes.
  8. Don’t stand in the front of the student section during games, you will be sent to the back. As you get closer to being a senior, you’ll be able to stand closer to the front. Wait your turn!
  9. Don’t stand in the middle of the hallway or the stairs. 
  10. Take the PSAT so you have an idea of what you’re going into Junior year.
  11. Don’t do something only because it’ll look good on your college applications. Make sure you’re spending your time in school doing things you are at least somewhat interested in. This way, you’ll be more interested in your education and more attentive in class.
  12. Pick a language and stay with it, it will take at least four years to even begin to learn it. Staying consistent in your classes will provide you with a better understanding of the world around you later in life, and will show colleges that you’re a devoted student.
  13. Take school seriously, but remember it’s not everything. Make sure to budget your time wisely between recreational activities and homework. 
  14. Remember you’re the youngest in the school, and act accordingly. 
  15. Don’t sksksks and i-oop.