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The Dos and Don'ts of Going Back to School

Jon Skindzier


August is like the nail in the coffin of your summer. Gone are the days of sleeping whenever you darn well please and mass-consuming entire bags of Doritos unchecked. It's time to start taking life seriously again, because before you know it, the first day of school is going to come in like a wrecking ball.

And you'd better be prepared, lest you make the kind of day-one mistake that will brand you FOR LIFE with an unfortunate nickname or a teacher who hates you. We're just kidding. It won't be that bad. UNLESS IT IS. But it won't be, because you have this nifty little how-to guide with all the do's and don'ts. YOU'RE WELCOME.

This slideshow was originally published in 2015

Topics: Life
Tags: back to school, high school, awkward situations, funny things, freshmen, dos and don'ts, making friends, summer break, icebreakers, back to school style, decorating your locker, illustrated slideshows, back to school 2015, do not get jorts. do not bring hamsters. do not even think about wearing that fanny pack.

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In real life, she goes by the name Courtney Gorter. This is a closely guarded secret, and you're the only one who knows about it, so be cool. You can follow her on Twitter or check out her website if you want, but it's just going to be a lot of complaining.

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