New Year. New Me.

Olivia Hansen, Co-editor

  As this school semester draws to a close, I can’t help but look back and reflect on the past year. It was full to the brim with sporting events, mini adventures, great memories and lots of laughs. Many people make a New Year’s Resolution and so I decided to make my own.


  1. Attend more sports games. High school isn’t going to last forever, and I don’t want to be looking back one day with regret and remorse. I plan to start becoming more involved and start attending more sports games (but I will not ever put on face paint).
  2. Become a healthier person. We’ve all be there, where you find yourself completely stuffed, but then dad brings out the cheesecake and… well, I mean there’s always room! This next year I plan to be more healthy and exercise more (which includes participating in Girls Swim). I’m not saying I’ll always say no to that extra piece of cheesecake, but maybe next time I can walk it off.
  3. Participate in State Swim. I plan on attending State for Girls Swim team this coming year. I will practice more and push myself harder than ever before, because before I know it, I’ll be out of the pool and walking across that stage with a diploma in hand. 

05e36669-4510-455d-be5d-c21e8668399f4. Earn as many scholarships as I possibly can. These days, senioritis is hitting us harder than ever, with one semester left of high school and summer seemingly within reach, but I’m attempting to stay active with scholarships (notably, my active is sitting in a coffee shop with my latte and my laptop.) The more money I can earn this year, the easier my life will be the next four.

5. Make even more memories with my friends. With college right around the corner, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the thrill of roommates, and new experiences, but try not to forgot about those who were with you from the very beginning. Call up friends for coffee, or drive around in the rain, anything you can to make memories, because who knows when it’ll be the last time you’re all together again?


  This year was amazing. I became closer to great friends, was accepted into my dream college, and made great memories. Although I’m sad to see the wonderful 2015 year end, I’m thrilled to see where my future lies, beyond the yellow brick road.