GA: ideas, beliefs, and personalities
by Franco Montilla
The General Academics strand is the most populated amongst the 4 strands. It has probably the most diverse culture as this is a strand that prides itself on the idea of diversity. This diversity in culture brings about quite an interesting social spectrum as this is a strand where ideas, beliefs, and personalities abundantly clash compared to those of HUMMS, ABM, and STEM. This is mostly due to the fact that the students within those strands were placed there based on their ideas, beliefs, and personalities. The other side of the coin is our strand, the general academics strand, which unlike the other strands was made for the divergent. Even though diversity is ever present a lot of similarities amongst our students come about as it similarities that allow not only our students but all people to bond over and form friendships. The same similarities pop up quite often within our strand forming what would be similar to branches stemming from the tree that is our strand. 3 of the most abundant of these branches are the athlete branch, the delinquent branch, and the senile branch.
Majority of our school’s athletes are actually from the general academics strand, the reason behind this is unknown and never may be truly distinguished but the some rumored causes are that these athletes choose to focus more on improving in their field of sports rather than worrying over which course to take up for the future. These athletes tend to live a very tiring lifestyles as on top of schoolwork they still have practices and games to attend to. For several cases this tends to interfere with their academic performance as being mostly extroverted, athletes see difficulty in finding a balance between family, school, sports, friends, and God.
Another abundant personality would be that of a delinquent. Not all students with this personality are fated to fail some are irresponsible to a lesser extent than others. These students are those who are not necessarily unintellectual, but those who lack the drive to excel and are okay with average achievements. This may be caused by many many things, family problems, lack of talent, hindering confidence. These are just some of the possible causes of delinquency. These students are those whose names you see in repetition on the sanction list by the APSA, they choose to prioritize their hobbies and friends over academics as they do not believe studies to be fulfilling and choose to enjoy the moment even if it means giving up time that could be spent for school. They are not all bad though some of them do not merely understand the actions they perform and their consequences. They need to be led in the right direction as they do not want to be failures and seek success and happiness just like the rest of us. The last branch is that of senile students. Senile may seem like a heavy term but it is in actuality just a fancy way of saying confused. This was obviously going to be abundant here as that is what this strand was purposed towards, students who are unsure of what to do in life.
Within this branch there are 2 smaller branches of people, those who take it positively and those who take it negatively. Those who take this uncertainty positively choose to strive hard when it comes to academics as they want to find their own purpose and believe that they can through exceling. On the other hand those who take it negatively let it affect their morale thus discouraging them to do well as they have little to no hope in understanding their purpose. We may all have different ideas, beliefs, and personalities, but that alone should not give you reason to choose to affiliate elsewhere as we are all people and to succeed as a whole we must accept these differences and use them to their fullest potential to continue to grow and innovate.
by The Videographers