RE: straw poll
Wed, 25 Aug 1999 10:24:12 -0700

I wonder what the value of this is. Nearly anyone you ask about high school is going to have experienced a period of feeling 'out', or rebelling against the clique system, even the so-called popular kids!

Why don't we look at what our status is today? Cyber-chic has hit the mainstream, and our ideas are pretty darned hip by cultural standards. I have heavy-duty social life, as well as a lively academic life, and some of the thinkers who have influenced me the most I met on the party scene--
college professors, systems administrators, artists, etc. People are attracted to new ideas, however wierd, if you are friendly and sociable about the way you present

On the other hand, if we wallow in this antisocial geek status, then, well, it's only going to bring up images of Columbine and other sociopathic acts. High school is over with, get on with life and have fun!

Kathryn Aegis

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