Students and Staff Reveal Their New Year’s Resolutions

Emily Luong

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Jan. and Feb. have come and gone, and that means the new year is officially underway. A new year’s resolution is a tradition in which a person makes a promise to complete an act of self-improvement. In a recent survey, The Rebellion asked students and staff about their resolutions for the new year and for years past.

What new year’s resolutions have you made for 2016?

TEACHERS

Laura Kay: ¨To read one book per month, for fun.¨

Meme O’Malley: “To walk my dog more often.”

FRESHMEN

Amanda Minsk: “To become a better person inside and outside of school and a happier and healthier person.”

Sanjana Bhagavatula: “To maintain high honors and to live in the moment, rather than be concerned/consumed with what is to come in the future.”

SOPHOMORES

Lucy Gielow: “Try not to cry as much. Pet more dogs.”

Ellen Irmiter: “Be more positive, eat healthier, work hard, and meme harder.”

JUNIORS

Patricia Miller: “Pet more cats and eat more french fries.”

Mary Almeda: “To take every survey I come across.”

SENIORS

Michael Sullivan: “To stop hitting ‘snooze’ on my alarm in the morning.”

Eileen Cooney: “Get in better shape and don’t completely give up on school.”

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As of now, what efforts have you made to complete these resolutions?

TEACHERS

Laura Kay: ¨I am reading every night!¨

Meme O’Malley: “I have made a point of taking him on a walk at least once a weekend and three times during the week.”

FRESHMEN

Amanda Minsk: “I am nice to my friends, do not swear as much, and try not to buy ice cream at lunch as often.”

Sanjana Bhagavatula: “I am studying more efficiently and enjoying what I am doing at every moment by being alert and slowing down to observe the world around me.”

SOPHOMORES

Lucy Gielow: “I am walking outside more to increase my chance of running into dogs and avoiding things that make me sad.”

Ellen Irmiter: “I try to compliment people once a day, I’m not snacking as much, I do my homework right after school, and I meme everyday.”

JUNIORS

Patricia Miller: “I’ve sought out Five Guys and pet every cat I see.”

Mary Almeda: “I am taking a survey…right at this moment. Success!”

SENIORS

Michael Sullivan: “Sleep overpowers me every morning. I never actually successfully wake up in the morning. Still trying!!!”

Eileen Cooney: “I am eating healthier, working out, and doing homework for some classes.”

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What was your favorite and/or most interesting new year’s resolution that you have ever made?

TEACHERS

Kerry Mcmenimen: “To use coupons.”

FRESHMEN

Madison Lightfoot: “To meet 5 celebrities.”

Allison Heiberger: “Go to bed earlier–only happened for probably 4 days.”

SOPHOMORES

Rebecca MacLellan: “To read 100 books (I didn’t do it).”

Maxwell Cowan: “To get a 100 on a test.”

JUNIORS

Natalie Carley: “To be healthier.”

SENIORS

Grace Hoegler: “One time I thought I could stop eating full Pringles cans in one sitting. I couldn’t.”

Allison Cullen: “I wanted to find a club I’d enjoy and stick with it through senior year…if only Netflix were a club.”