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Seniors revealed where they see their friends in 20 years and more in The Marquee
Senior survey: In 20 years ____ will be ____
The Marquee Staff May 16, 2020

These answers were part of our senior edition, which was released in May 2020. The full issue can be found here.  "People will (still) be mixing up Shreena and Preena" — Katie Mann "In 20 years, Madi Olivier will be a genius working at the CDC" — Ayra Charania "Alex Warren will be the cool mom with all the good snacks" — Riley Vaughn "Robots will be cooking my food and driving me around" — Joy Yang "A corporate lawyer and wine mom living in Spain" — Nikhita Ragam "Julia Campopiano better be famous, or I’m suing the music industry. The whole thing" — Renee Gomez "Sam Thornfelt will be doing what she loves" — Madeline Cherry "Nuss will be signing my agency checks" — Jordan Litten "Josh Condon will be in love with Bailey still" — Allie...

"At each disappointment, Little Miss Sunshine was there to remind me that I was neurotic. She taught me that trying my best mattered more than whatever grade I received."
Senior column: The limit to friendship does not exist
Ayra Charania May 17, 2020

It was fourth period, and I was absolutely exhausted. My brain had zero energy to socialize, and I just wanted to nap. Rushing into the AP Calculus BC classroom, my face fell as I realized I barely knew anyone in the room. Being an AP kid for five semesters,...

"I realized that while I knew the many unique, fulfilling aspects of a liberal arts degree, most do not. Others had only heard the negative stigmas of the field."
Senior column: The comparative degree
Samantha Thornfelt May 17, 2020

Since I was little, I knew whatever I was going to do would be something that would help others in my community. I thought that the only way to accomplish that was by pursuing a career in the medical field. From elementary school all the way through high school, I...

"One by one, she identified my friends as
Senior column: Dark chocolate
Nikhita Ragam May 16, 2020

In a bustling cafeteria of nose-picking, immature third-graders, I sat with my peanut butter sandwich, quietly nibbling on it, amongst the girls from my class. Macey, a rambunctious basketball player, proposed the idea of comparing our skin colors to types of chocolate....

"In the beginning, I truly felt like it would be easier to deal with missing the best three months of school if I acted like it was insignificant. In reality, I met some of my best friends. I figured out who I am as a person and what I am good at. I took advice from adults that will have a lasting impact on my life."
Senior column: What can I say?
McKenna Cowley May 16, 2020

I sat down to write my last published work at Marcus High School, my senior column, and I was at a loss. I have no clue what to say about my experience these past four years. At first I thought there wasn’t much to say. Then I thought about my friends. We...

"My tie-dye leg isn’t something that defines me by any means, but it has brought me to a sport that plays an integral part of my identity."
Senior column: Perfect imperfection
Adriana Pueskens May 15, 2020

Tie-dye is a trend that’s always been around. On 70s day in school, everyone dresses up in shirts with splotches of mixed colors, and in chemistry we choose our favorite colors and design tie-dye t-shirts. Tie-dye has always been in fashion, but for me, it’s...

"High school may not be the amazing four years you expect it to be. The work is hard and finding your friends and yourself makes it extremely lonely at times, but that doesn’t mean all of your time in high school is going to be like that."
Senior column: Not so fairytale
Alyssa Cheatham May 15, 2020

High school isn’t the fairytale movies, books and TV shows make you believe it is. That’s a pretty general statement, and I’m sure a lot of us understand that. However, I’ve learned a few tricks that have romanticized my high school career in my own way. One...

"Mediocrity has always been my strong suit. I’ve never excelled, yet I haven’t failed. In elementary school I didn’t get picked first for dodgeball, but I wasn’t last."
Senior column: The art of mediocrity
Renee Gomez May 14, 2020

Mediocrity has always been my strong suit. I’ve never excelled, yet I haven’t failed. In elementary school I didn’t get picked first for dodgeball, but I wasn’t last. Averageness is the perfect disguise for any high school transfer student. I was invisible...

"My upbringing was the combination of a lot of good with a little bad, all being chased by an ugly truth. But in the end instead of having a Mexican standoff in the cemetery over who gets the gold, you find me. A boy who hopes that one day he can live up to his father’s example and carry on the lessons he taught him."
Senior column: The good, the bad and the ugly
Michael Minton May 14, 2020

The 1966 spaghetti western “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” is a movie about an outlaw who teams up with a wandering stranger, played by Clint Eastwood, to scam the law for bounty money. Eventually, they turn on each other only to unite again to find the buried...

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