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Seven Back-to-School Essentials

Ramona Park, Editor

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As the back to school season kicks off, many elementary and junior high school students are given a school supply shopping list, but high schoolers are not as lucky. Fortunately for you, a veteran high schooler who has pretty much “survived it all” (me) put together a list of unconventional items you can’t start school without.

Your schedule set as your lock screen
For most high schoolers, the one thing they usually never forget is their phone. As opposed to having a paper schedule that can (and will) become sweaty and damp while it nests in your back pocket, set a picture of your schedule as your lock screen so you have it with you at all times.

Clothes — and a look — you feel comfortable in
This is not the time to consider getting bangs again because “maybe this time they’ll work.” The first day is probably also not the best time to break in your new shoes. Unless you want to be blister-burdened and self-conscious throughout the day, make sure to pick a look and outfit you’re comfortable in.

Clean and Clear Deep Action Exfoliating Scrub
Available at most drug stores
Not only is having blemish-free skin and a bright look essential for making an appearance at school, but this particular face wash’s cooling action will wake you right up after a morning shower and leave you feeling tingly and fresh.

A portable, external charger
Available online or in the electronics section of most stores
Whether it’s typing up an essay, locating friends, or doing some last minute research for a test, your electronic device is bound to run low on battery. A handy portable charger can juice it back up even when there’s no outlet, but just be sure to keep your phone away during class time.

Headphones/Earphones
Available online or in the electronics section of most stores
Especially if you’re rounding your senior year of high school, socializing can be an emotionally consuming drag. To combat this problem, make sure you pack your headphones to block out the world and your peers! (Not recommended for students new to a school; we want you to socialize at first.)

Icebreaker answers
Chances are, you’re going to be enrolled in a class with a teacher you just met and classmates you don’t even know. Chances are even higher that there will be some sort of icebreaker. If you’re feeling spontaneous, you can leave this item unchecked, but I know I’ve blanked on foods that start with the letter of my first name plenty of times before.

Good luck!

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