The student news site of Quartz Hill High School

The Ubiquity

The student news site of Quartz Hill High School

The Ubiquity

The student news site of Quartz Hill High School

The Ubiquity

Violet Mbela

Violet Mbela, Assistant Editor

Hello! My name is Violet, I’m a senior and I’m so happy to be spending my final year in high school as a member of The Ubiquity! Not only did I further my writing and learn life-long skills, but the class allowed me to also reach out to students and share my voice. This class makes me feel so connected with the student body and is such a fulfilling course to take. This is a crazy year for all of us, but we can still make it count! And yes this is a complete advert, but the senior Ubiquity staff needs a legacy, so deal with it. :)

P.S. Wear a mask!!!

 

9.28.20 Update

This week, I spent most of my time wading through the deep sea of college applications. Despite everything I have heard about college applications and the fear thrust upon me from prior graduating classes, it really isn’t the essay itself that’ll tire you out-- it’s the physical application: ticking boxes, looking for tax returns. Having to sit down for an hour and fill out financial and personal information into multiple different college application portals is absolutely draining, and exhausting in its repetitive nature. I mean, there’s only so many times that I can fill out my favorite extracurricular activities before my brain goes fuzzy. At least the personal essay is engaging and allows students to tell a story. But the applications? I feel like I’m working a 9 to 5 and pushing paperwork for the Monopoly man. All I need is a cubicle and some office wear. I hate it.

 

2.1.20 Update

Finishing Winter Break brings many feelings, returning to school brings a lot of emotions, but I think I am mainly just feeling… odd. Weirdly enough, even though I knew that we would not be returning to in-person learning anytime soon, I did not expect to get this far into online learning either. Even though these past few months have been very real, things are only getting real to me right about now. I’m a senior. I keep catching myself thinking that and being completely shocked by it. I’ve applied to colleges, I’ve filled out financial aid, and I will be becoming an adult very soon-- I think those things and what they mean for me are finally catching up to me now that we have returned. After this semester, I am done, and I cannot really wrap my head around it. ...anyway, I am just hanging on for these next four months, and I will figure out the rest when life forces my hand. 

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