Big 18

      By: Ashley Chen

Turning 18 is a big step in life as one is now legally an adult. This means being able to go skydiving, get married, apply for any job, or watch any rated R movies. Recently, there have been a few students who have already turned 18 in the class of 2020. 

      “I feel like I have so much freedom and opportunities,” senior Nathan Metz said. 

      Being a legal adult allows students to sign themselves out of school, manage their own finances, or even purchase their own home. 

      “I’m kind of nervous to start managing my own taxes and finances, but I think I can handle it,” stated senior Diane Carrillo. 

      Although there are enjoyable qualities about being 18, there are laws that every adult must follow. As an adult, students can not depend on their parents as heavily as they used to, any criminal activity can be charged against them, and every male must register for the draft. 

 

      “I want to see some maturity in the seniors who turn 18. I think it will help benefit them in the future,” said freshman Jaymie Yow.

 

      There are multiple pros and cons to being a legal adult at 18, but the class of 2020 is ready for that challenge as they face this new chapter in their lives.

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