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Editorial: Coolest Girl in School - Controversial New Game
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High School was not the most wonderful time in people’s lives, well, at least not everyday, and for a lot of people it can be considered the most miserable era of their existence. Face it, we all went to school with a myriad of girls who could be cast into numerous social stereotypes. These were basically innumerable, but the majority could be broken down into cheerleader, outcast, artist, goth, redneck, egg-head, sociopath, prep, and then there was a subcategory of slut or ice-queen that applied to each group. Included in this vast hierarchy of culture, there were also those that did not fit into any particular mode and just hung out with bits and pieces from each group; therefore these girls did not have any official “term” applied to them. Amidst each social structure, the angst and inconsolable desire to be popular or wear the “correct” brand of clothing ran amuck through most teenage girls’ minds, and still do in the present. In this century though, these thoughts are occurring earlier - instead of starting in middle school, it is starting in grade school where young minds should be focused on learning the intellectual tools of life instead of what is on sale at Hollister.


While most adult women can look back on their teenage years and laugh at such notions of adolescent self consciousness, our future generation of women are going through exactly what we went through - sure, we all had “Heathers” at our respective schools, but now it seems the schools are teaming with “Uber Heathers”, and the media plays on this like a out of tune mandolin. The adulation of celebutantes like Paris Hilton, Lindsey Lohan, Britney Spears, and their ilk can take a devastating toll on what young impressionable teenagers deem appropriate behavior, and the media circus that surrounds these tarts on an hourly basis sends mixed signals to teenage females - no matter how anorexic, rich, spoiled, whorish, dense, or dug addled you are, the public loves you.

The developers have yet to announce what the consequences of being a square, nice, bargain basement shopper are, so until then, I think everyone needs to relax and hope that they take out the “drug use” aspect of the game if they plan to market Coolest Girl in School to teenagers instead of adults. Expect JT to be on this one like hotcakes at a homeless shelter before too long - in the meantime, parents need to step up to the plate and try and quell the need to “fit in at all costs” that infects our young girls so that our future generations will grow up to be responsible, adult women who embrace our female differences, instead of ridiculing them. They need to teach them that the air-headed tarts they see on TV are the minority, not the majority and that women of all shapes, sizes, and social class are just as wonderful as the other - and it is okay to be just as aggressive as a man as long as you maintain your sense of morality, dignity, and self-respect.

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