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posted Jan 20, 2011, 9:33 AM by Mark Nance   [ updated Jan 20, 2011, 9:34 AM ]

By Adam Merculieff

They come, and they go. They are yours and then they are someone else’s’. You burn bridges and you cross bridges. They can either make you or break you. You could either be going out with the person just because of their appearance or they have caught your attention and are firmly holding on to it. They can just be another notch on your belt, or your million dollar bill. Relationships at Mt. Edgecumbe High School are different because you can spend time with your significant other at anytime of the day, unless you’re on restriction, of course. You can make your schedule identical to theirs, if your classes permit you to do so. This effect can either strengthen your relationship, or destroy it.

Relationships: Noun. A connection, association, or involvement. A connection. Relationships begins with a connection, the certain feeling you get when you’re around them would be called a “connection.” Association. Before you plunge into a relationship, think, are you willing to be associated with them? Do they embarrass you? Do they dress sleazy, or are they too loud? Involvement. It’s heavy to be part of someone’s life; for example, meeting their parents or just being able to be there for them 24/7. It should enjoyable, since they caught your attention somehow, they should be able to hold it.   Relationships come with stress, troubles, and pressure: stress to make enough time to spend together and setting your priorities straight. Being in a relationship is hard, sometimes impossible, but going through all of it is worthwhile. It’s a drop of happiness in the cloudy cup we call life. They surprise you with gifts, words and actions. High school is when relationships begin to actually matter. People aren’t in middle school anymore, no more passing notes, pecks on the cheeks, or not being allowed to hold hands in the hallways. Mt. Edgecumbe is full of relationships, full of life.