The Windsor Gazette
Drama In SchoolFriday, May 04, 2012 By Kurt Buckman
Between schoolwork, homework, and drama, which do you think should be more important to a teenager? If you’re thinking logically about it, it should be either schoolwork or homework, though in the minds of most teens it’s drama; what people are doing, what they’re wearing, and who their dating. Drama fills the minds of teens and blocks out everything else. Drama is an active part of a teen’s high school experience. When asked about drama in school, some juniors and seniors in high school said that all drama does is distract students from schoolwork and hurt other students’ feelings. Every student who I have talked to and questioned about drama said that they have partaken in drama and have had some sort of rumer, either true or false, said about them. So if the students know that all drama does it hurt people, why would they partake in drama? Mr. Kell, the principal of Windsor High School, had a lot to say on the issue of high school drama. He said that the main cause of drama in high school is “ the students being immature and insecure with themselves. Students who are insecure with themselves will try to belittle people to build themselves up.” Drama is caused by people hurting people to make themselves feel better. Hurting people to make yourself feel better; doesn’t that sound like a good way to spend your high school career? Your time could be better spent by doing homework or trying to better yourself. Every day at least one person is hurt by drama. When asked if drama could ever be eliminated from a high school, Mr. Kell said that “ drama could never be totally eliminated from school because it is one way that students discover who they are.” Discovering who you are is a very important part of high school. But why do you have to hurt people to do that? Many teens know who they are without having to pick on people. What really startles me is that the people who are in the middle of most of the drama are the people who would be classified as the cool kids. You almost never see someone who is not in with the cool kids spreading rumors. The reason for that is they know who they are, they know their goals and their morals in life. A lot of the time the most popualr of people are the most insecure. One thing I found when questioning students about drama in school is that they all believe that other people cause the most drama. Not one student would say that they caused a lot of drama. If teens would be more secure with themselves it would stop a lot of the drama. There would be a lot less drama in school if the cool kids would take some lessons from the not so cool kids and discover themselves.