A Day in the Life

Thrisha Reddy, Features Reporter

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Chance the Rapper’s high-pitched screech before the melodic tune of his song, “Angels,” begins each day.

I groggily get out of bed, and my feet hit the cold, bathroom floor.

I brush my teeth, take a shower, and put on some comfortable clothes. I go downstairs, and make myself two cups of coffee, one for immediate consumption, and another for my stainless-steel travel mug.

I Snapchat my streaks.

After I have cherished my first cup to the last drop, I grab my mug, keys, backpack, and books to start my day.

For 179 days, from August to May, Weston Ranch High School becomes the routine place for 1,119 students like me who attend the Manteca Unified School in Stockton. We start our days in different ways. And we attend this high school for a variety of reasons. Each person and their individual reasons for the collective of what is Weston Ranch.

For Brandi Strother (’17), high school is a vehicle to arrive at an attainable destination.

“I attend school because I want to make something of myself,” Strother said.

Many find themselves coming to the school due to legal compliance, but have found other reasons to get to class when the bell rings.

Manuel Espinosa (’17) has only one academic class this year, yet still attends class due to his friends and the diversity on campus.

The unity within its diversity makes Weston Ranch unique. The interactions that take place on campus are extremely interesting, and I enjoy seeing this in everyday life. My plan is to go to a college after this part of my quest.

Then, there are the interactions that take place on campus that are extremely interesting.

For Manuel Carlos (’18), high school “means enjoying the brilliant talents of the students enrolled in the art programs, like the band and drama.”

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