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January/February 2020

Avery's Monthly Playlist - January

By Avery Wolfe

The rundown:
Something about winter always evokes the sadness inside of me. I can’t tell if it’s because of the colder weather, increased time spent indoors, or the unfavorable weather. As wonderful as it is to be happy, it is just as important to let our emotions out every once in a while.

These are some songs I enjoy listening to on a rainy day when life hasn’t been in my favor. Although the songs seem generally sad, I feel a sense of support when I listen to them. The lyrics validate my feelings and I feel as if I can truly connect with others on an emotional level. I hope these songs can help you out too! Here’s a summary of just a few of my favorite songs featured in the playlist.

Top songs:
"Half A Man" - Dean Lewis

  • Story of the song: The moral of this song is that you have to love yourself before you love anyone else. A man is struggling to connect with his soulmate as he despises himself. The story of him trying and trying to fix his relationship is explored as he also realizes that he cannot truly love her until he loves himself.
  • Behind the music: I think that the message in this song can be so helpful to many others who need to learn how to love themselves a little more. So often we are so over critical of ourselves that we fail to see the good things within us.

"Break My Heart Again" - FINNEAS

  • Story of the song: The story told through this song is that a man has been broken twice by the same girl, but he keeps coming back to her. His feelings are so strong that he is willing to get hurt just so that she can be a part of his life.
  • Behind the music: This teaches a lesson that we should learn when it’s time to let go of something, no matter how much we are attached to it. When something or someone becomes toxic to your happiness, they don’t deserve to be in your life. Sometimes we degrade our worth and accept the treatment we receive from these people because we think we deserve it, but we really deserve better. It’s a hard lesson to learn and implement into our lives but we have to surround ourselves with good people in order to grow and succeed. If someone is constantly causing you pain, they should not be around you at all, you deserve to be happy: remember that.

"Bad" - Lennon Stella

  • Story of the song: A love-struck girl is played by a man she perceived as perfect. She was so attached to him that she was blind to his suspicious actions, but he was nothing but nice to her, so she always assumed the best. She figures out that the man she was dating has been dating another woman for three years! When she is left brokenhearted, she can only recount the good times they spent together. She mourns over him and wishes that he treated her badly so she could get over him quicker.
  • Behind the music: In life, we try to hide ourselves from the truth. We try to see the light in every situation, but sometimes this leaves us oblivious to the truth. Accepting the whole truth allows you to have a more balanced mindset, no matter how hurtful it is to accept. Learn to see certain situations for how they really are, don’t sugar coat it. Once you learn how to accept the truth, you stop wasting time on hurtful things to yourself. Remember to take care of yourself before you take care of others.

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Troubles with Nutrition

By Victoria King

Nutrition is usually a period of the day that students look forward to, as some may have forgotten to eat breakfast or they are just ready for a snack. It is also a piece of their day when they can use the restroom without missing class.

However, it has become increasingly harder to get food and in total get through the wave of kids. Nutrition packs together the seventh and eighth grade in the quad which causes quite a few issues.

It is a well-known fact that students are required to eat food and drink only in the quad, but take the hundreds of students at this school who all have the same objective, to get somewhere, and put them in one space. This is where things get frustrating. Having only maybe one person out with a food cart and perhaps two or three at the snack bar makes things very difficult for students as the one food cart by the lunch tables is usually where the students go because of its convenience. When you hop in the already very long line the students in front of you always let their friends cut in front of them and therefore the rest of the people behind them. Nutrition only being about five minutes (on the schedule it does say ten but take out the five minute passing period and it would only be five) sometimes leads to students having to throw away food they bought because the bell had rung or getting none at all.

Also when students go to their third/fourth period class after nutrition and they ask to use the restroom it is because they legitimately were unable to get to the bathroom and get a snack. Even with so many students already in the quad getting food there are also lines at the bathrooms.

Back onto the topic of buying food: just the other day I was in line to get food and five boys cut in front of me and the bell rung as soon as I got up to the station. I told them not to cut but they remained resilient as they countered back with “My friend was here it’s fine.”

While these students were cutting there were many kids just surrounding the already crowded line causing people to step on others and shove people such as myself. It is overall a very unpleasant situation. Students should understand that they cannot cut in line and that needs to be reinforced. Kids should also know that they should feel free to hang out where they wish in the quad but it would benefit everyone if they would go to the open lunch tables and not just stand where people are trying to go or squish people who are already uncomfortable.

In total, Nutrition is chaotic and disorderly and the majority of students need to learn that cutting is not okay and where they decide to group together can cause issues for the rest of us.

Issues with Group Punishments

By Victoria King

When a student acts out or does not follow instructions the usual punishment is directed towards the entire class resulting in the most common penalizing ideas of either everyone having to stay in for a while after class or running a lap if it is P.E.

However, it is always the same people, so why does the entire class have to pay for one student’s misbehavior when the teacher can just take care of the one student? Well, some may argue that everyone else has the chance to tell the one person to stop, but has anyone considered that they have?

Being someone who is in a class where kids misbehave daily and in the end give the entire class issues it is very frustrating. A couple experiences that can be recalled are when multiple students weren’t sitting on their numbers for P.E. and therefore everyone had to stay after five minutes because this was eighth period. Five minutes may seem small but it can have a big impact on those who need to get through a crowd to get their bike. Although many students warned these unruly kids they decided to chat with their friends instead.

Also, in another instance students were putting away equipment, and the teacher told everyone to sit down in our rows. The people putting away the things were caught in a dilemma. If they sat down our teacher would be mad that it wasn’t put away and if they didn’t sit down the class would have to run a lap. So the group chose to continue putting things away resulting in the entire class running. In this situation there was no one misbehaving just kids not cleaning up P.E. equipment for eighth period fast enough.

Teachers should be focusing on the source of the disruption and not forcing everyone else to suffer, too. This only leads towards annoyance to the teacher and dislike of the kids who cause the problems. Overall, teachers should understand that group punishments are frustrating for the other kids in the classroom as the students causing the problems in the class aren’t going to stop their behavior as long as they aren’t singled out.

Who We Are...

Writers: Axel Ahuactzin, Charlie Brach, Sofia Del Villar, Josh Dodman, Ben Glassen, Luke Hohman, Victoria King, Kerry Kong, Emma LeSieur, Lili Matias, Ryder Rasmussen, Azi Schacht, Vanessa Van Vliet, Avery Wolfe, Maddox Yarnall

Advisor: Kristine Cross