By: Christopher Cline
Since the beginning of time, males and females have always had varying perspectives. From the notes in perfume and cologne to the most appealing styles of clothing. In every situation there usually are differences in opinions and perspectives based on gender. Some males and females always think they know best when it comes to any situation because it is just the way they are, but not everyone has the right answers.
We have different perspectives on everything from kickbacks and parties to clothing. To me, a kickback is where a bunch of teens get together to meet up, dance, and get to know other people. I’m not too eager to go to any parties due to the crimes in Chicago. To avoid being bias, I got the perspective of kickbacks and parties from a teenage girl. In her opinion, parties are for girls to dance, have fun, and get together with friends.
Even with clothing and fashion, men and women have different perspectives. While females think buying high waisted pants that are ripped from top to the bottom for $50 are cool and cute, males believe they are paying extra for an half pair of pants. To make it fair, there are some males that like going out to buy the most expensive pair of jeans brands such as Rock and Republic, True Religions, and Robin Jeans. For women it is quite more easy to buy things due to the clothing they wear such as leggings they can get for about $5. Daisy Dukes (short shorts) are another trend that is going on around the country that is getting placed in the present time fashion. Some females try to create some to save money which is a smart idea.
Some girls and boys have the maturity to dress with class but both genders have flaws when it comes to setting a good example of themselves. A female may find a guy who sags his pants just so people can know what brand of jeans they have attractive and some may not. Something applies to guys; some may think girls who wear short shorts that are too small are attractive and some may not.
By: Briana Greer
Some of the struggles teenagers face these days have a lot to do with relationships. Many young people think dating is a necessity but really there is no need to focus on dating during high school. Achieving a high score on the ACT; obtaining the highest grade point average possible; and receiving numerous college acceptances letters should be their main objective. Instead, the girls are looking to hook up just as much as the boys. Dating through high school is just a distraction; unfortunately, a lot of teenagers today are dating and participating in all that goes along with it.
The idea of dating is so people can find someone they want to spend the rest of their lives with. Very rarely do people meet in high school, start dating and get married shortly thereafter. It is not the best route to take because it usually leads to sex and often results in an unplanned pregnancy. The danger is when you spend time jumping into a relationship and not getting to know the person, a request for sex generally follows in a short period of time. It is understandable the pressure of teenage dating and high school relationships lead to an involuntary “yes” to sex without thinking about the consequences. Because the act of sexual intercourse amongst teenagers is spontaneous most of the time, the thought of protection is not on either person’s mind. As a result, the risk of contracting a sexually transmitted like hepatitis, AIDS, gonorrhea, herpes, and genital warts. Before entering into a high school relationship that has the potential of becoming sexually charged, young people need to ask some preliminary questions:
1. What was your first impression about your partner?
2. How did the relationship start?
3. Do you trust each other?
4. How do you feel when someone finds your partner attractive?
5. How serious are you both taking this relationship?
6. Are you willing to compromise your happiness for a successful relationship?
7. Why do you chose to date in high school?
8. How old were you the first time you thought you were in love?
9. What is the ideal number of calls a couple should exchange in a day?