Teens, faculty make resolutions

Kodi Graham, Entertainment Editor

New Year’s resolutions are a way to keep track of  commitments. They can help to achieve goals.

People have different opinions about resolutions, however. Some believe that resolutions are an important thing to follow in everyday life, while others disagree.

My resolution is to really focus on my grades and to be better in school.”

— Gerald De La Rosa

Senior Emily Richardson said that resolutions don’t have to be so complicated. Her new year’s guideline:

“Don’t be dumb.”

She said that it’s a simple idea, yet strong enough to keep her focused and unfazed throughout 2019.

“I haven’t had many legitimate resolutions in the past,” Richardson said. “This year my resolution was to draw a picture every week and post it up for the school. It’s a nice feeling to be faithful to a small task, and it makes me happy.”

Richardson isn’t the only one with a resolution. Freshman Gerald De La Rosa has plans for the upcoming year.

“My resolution is to really focus on my grades and to be better in school,” De La Rosa said.

Although it’s not an easy task for De La Rosa, he said this time he plans to keep his New Year’s resolution.

“I’ve attempted resolutions in the past, but they’re really difficult to keep. I’m dedicated this time around, though,” decides De La Rosa.

Others said that New Year’s resolutions aren’t a priority in their lives.

Freshman Cherith Meek has her own issues with this New Year’s tradition.

“I don’t really celebrate New Year’s in general,” Meek said. “It’s just not one of my top priorities.”

Network administrator Clint Guidry has a different point of view, as he’s been personally affected by other’s resolutions.

“I don’t do New Year’s resolutions,” Guidry said. “Every January my gym gets clogged with people and their fitness resolutions. Most of them are gone by February. It’s really disappointing to see people not sticking to their values, and for them to give up so easily.”