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9 Of The Most Awkward High School Moments You Deal With When You’re An Introvert

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When you’re a shy, awkward person like myself, high school activities that require teamwork and public anything speaking are not that fun. As an introvert, these awkward high school moments make the whole back-to-school phase dreadful.

One thing you don’t look forward to is participating in first day ice-breakers.

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For most, hearing “Okay class, we’re going to go around the room…” means you get to make new friends or to talk to that cute guy in class.

But nothing makes you panic more than when the teacher calls on you to participate – when you’re not even raising your hand.

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There were clearly other students raising their hands, but nooooo, she just has to pick on you.

To make matters worse, you’re assigned to a group project with people who are complete strangers to you.

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Now you have to spend your precious time meeting with these people outside of school hours.

Then you have to present in front of the entire class. And it’s so awkward for you. Awkward AF.

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Your palms are sweating, you hear your heart racing, you don’t know who to look at or what to do with your hands and that ‘just pretend everyone is naked’ thing, does not work.

But you also have P.E. class, which means more teamwork. ?


Calm down, bruh.

Large school events like pep rallies and school dances are just not your thing.

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Yayyy school spirit!

Then you get pressured into participating in extracurricular activities.

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More after-school time well spent.

Even though your favorite part about high school is lunch time (because food), it’s also your least favorite time of the day.

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Because you either have to force yourself to talk to people… Or hide from them.

And nothing reminds you of your awkward high school phase for the rest of your life like your high school I.D.


You might not be a social butterfly, but guess what, a lot of people aren’t. There’s nothing wrong with being a little shy and awkward.


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[VIDEO] Watch The Moment High School Students A NYC School Nerd Out And Lose Their Cool When Lin-Manuel Showed Up For Their Play

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[VIDEO] Watch The Moment High School Students A NYC School Nerd Out And Lose Their Cool When Lin-Manuel Showed Up For Their Play

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As you may have heard, there’s an “In The Heights” movie in the works. The production, produced by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Jon M. Chu, will start shooting later this summer. While they have their main cast in place, they just had a casting call for extras. They specifically said they were looking for Latinos and would be in Washington Heights for the open call. Since they were in the area for the casting call, which is where the movie will be shot as well, the movie’s VIP crew had some time to check in on another important group.

Lin-Manuel Miranda stopped by during a school production of “In The Heights” at George Washington High School in New York and surprised the cast.

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“We saw In The Heights in the Heights for the first time, with kids from all over the neighborhood,” Miranda tweeted. “It’s cool I only cried 10 times. These kids were so good. Our future is so bright.”

Jon M. Chu, director of “Crazy Rich Asians,” tweeted the moment when Miranda stepped onstage.

Some of the students were clearly surprised to see Miranda there, although not everyone, and we think we know why. If you watch the clip, Chu shoots the entire audience as well as the cast on stage. There were a lot of special guests in the audience, one of them being Luis A. Miranda, Jr., Lin’s dad. So, we’re not sure how much of this surprise was kept under wraps.

Other special guests included Quiara Alegría Hudes, who wrote the screenplay for the new “In The Heights” movie.

We’re wondering if some of the students will be cast in the new movie. Why not? They need extras and clearly, these kids know a thing or two about the story. Might as well give a chance.

We also loved seeing all the selfies of Miranda with all of the students.

“Love working with you guys. #intheheights #intheheightsmusical,” Rubi Camila Perez Guzman shared on Instagram.

This kind of happiness is the best.

“Words cannot describe how thankful I am to be part of the show In The Heights,” Rebecca said on her social media page. “I got the opportunity to be part of a group of greats actors that are my family now. We worked for almost 4 months on this project and it was all worth it at the end to give this surprise to Lin Manuel Miranda. May 31 will be a night that I’ll never forget.”

What a spectacular night for Miranda, the cast of “In the Heights,” and the students.

“Had such an amazing time working with these amazing talented people,” Alexia Stewart posted on Instagram. “Thank you guys soooo much for accepting me into your family at such short notice. I love you all and I can’t wait till next year when I see you guys again.”

READ: We Finally Got A Peek At Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Casting Picks For ‘In The Heights’ The Play That Made Him Famous

A San Diego High School Faces Controversy Over Yearbook Showing Teachers In Stereotypical Mexican Attire

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A San Diego High School Faces Controversy Over Yearbook Showing Teachers In Stereotypical Mexican Attire

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As the school year comes to an end, students and school staff are wrapping it up with graduation events, prom, and, of course, signing each other’s yearbook. For one school in Southern California, the school year is ending on a controversial note.

A high school in San Diego is causing quite a stir over a picture in the yearbook that depicts teachers in stereotypical and offensive Mexican outfits.

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The teachers in question teach language studies at the San Pasqual High School in Escondido. Some parents expressed outrage over the picture, which showed the World Langauge Department instructors wearing ponchos, fake mustaches, and sombreros. One teacher in the picture wore a stereotypical French outfit (a beret, sunglasses, all in black attire) because she teaches French.

Not everyone was upset, in fact, some students and parents thought this kind of behavior was okay.

“It doesn’t look offensive to me,” Merced Juarez, a parent, told a local NBC news station, and added that she likes one of the teachers. “She’s a very good teacher. She was very strict with them because she wanted them to learn Spanish, to learn the language.”

The ironic aspect is that the spelling of Señor and Señora didn’t include the proper accent.

We have a feeling the students put together their own yearbook, which is why the “ñ” was missing — repeatedly — on the page. Typically, the yearbook staff has a teacher to oversee their pages and layouts, so perhaps they missed this one page. Furthermore, if the teachers are supposedly good Spanish language teachers, why aren’t their students getting proper Spanish language lessons? The “ñ” in “señor is basic Spanish.

The school said that these pictures were taken at the beginning of the school year and served as the teacher’s school ID cards.

In a statement to the Times-Advocate, the school said, “Administrators have discussed the issue with SPHS staff. Principal Martin Casas and his administrative team are taking precautions to ensure a similar situation does not occur in the future.”

Principal Casas said, “San Pasqual High School takes pride in its rich history and diversity. It is our intent to use this situation as a tool to remind students, as well as staff, to remember the impacts of their words and actions. We are committed to continuing our efforts to ensure all students, families, and staff feel welcome and valued.”

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