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This year is a year about new responsibilities

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I don’t know about you, but for me, 2018 was the absolute worst. All the way to the end – my mom’s car got a flat tire on New Year’s Eve.

When the bells rang to start off 2018, I was excited. I thought that nothing could be as bad as 2017, in the middle of my insane freshmen year and almost losing my mind.

Boy, was I wrong.

There were some good things for me though. I had my all-time favorite class, newspaper, where I could write to my heart’s content. I had my friends, old and new, who helped me make happy memories.

But it didn’t feel like the good balanced the bad. And there was so much bad.

I got in trouble a lot for making the wrong choices, which I guess is part of growing up. But it was like I would never learn, so I just kept making them.

One of those bad choices led me into an awful and horrifying situation. One that had consequences. I held onto the aftermath by myself for so long, while it tore me apart. It was a learning experience though.

And that was just the start of the year.

So now I want, and I mean really want, to have 2019 be my year. There are things I have to step up to now, responsibilities that need to be taken care of.

My accomplishments are a part of my responsibilities. I would love to make editor of The Fuel for the next school year. I want to be one of the people leading this crew rather than following.


For me to get these things, I know I have to work for it. And I’m prepared. My life has given me pressures to grow up a bit more, do what I need to do. I was scared at first, but now I think I’m ready.

Maybe your 2018 was great, maybe it was like mine. The new year is about starting over, creating a better life for yourself. I know that’s what I plan on doing. Next year is my senior year and I want to go out with a bang.

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Alexandra Villanueva, Junior

Junior Alexandra “B”  Villanueva is now in her second year of being on the Fuel staff. Having this group of people means so much to her and she is...

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This year is a year about new responsibilities