SPECIAL ISSUE: 17, 712,000 seconds, 295,200 minutes, 4,920 hours
April 20, 2023
You spend 295,200 minutes in high school.
That’s 4,920 hours. 720 days. 4 years.
Though we often think of the stereotypical high school student going through classes as time ticks, our unique experiences and moments in time reflect that education should not be passive. Learning doesn’t happen by staring at a computer screen or mindlessly filling in the blanks of a worksheet— it happens in what we we do every day: education is not simply going through motions.
410 minutes in one school day times the 720 days we are required to be in school. That’s 295,200 minutes. When we decided to create this special issue, we knew we wanted to highlight specific student narratives—the moments in these hundreds of thousands of minutes that cause us to pause, and think about what we’ve learned. Click here to read the editorial
We asked several students and staff: What is a moment in high school that changed the trajectory of your life?
Read student narratives below:
L Cruz, senior, 11,890 minutes remaining
Omar Safi, junior, 85,690 minutes remaining
Annabelle Spicer, junior, 85, 690 minutes remaining
Rhiannon Shelton, freshman, 233,290 minutes remaining
Danish Akbar, senior, 11,890 minutes remaining
Hiba Fatima, senior, 11,890 minutes remaining
Heidy Sanchez, sophomore, 159,490 minutes remaining
Read more teacher narratives below:
Mrs. Katie Harris, 1,402,200 minutes teaching
Mr. Benjamin Boruff, 738,000 minutes teaching
Mr. Matthew Kalwasinski, 1,476,000 minutes teaching
Check out photos taken by Ms. Lanman’s photography students: