Rader's rant: stick 'em up
A look into the recent fights occurring at the Freedom High School fountain.
The Freedom Forum
Over the past couple months, many of your fellow peers or even you have been throwing the hands. Maybe some of you have not heard and are not up to date with the 4-1-1, but there has been one too many fights that have occurred here at Freedom.
Trust me when a fight breaks out we all want to see it, myself included. I know that sounds terrible, but c’mon admit it. You go on Twitter or text one of your friends asking if they have a video of the fight making sure you get your share. Fights are all fun and games until you are the one getting beat up and dealing with the consequences.
I do not know if you recall, but one week in March there were multiple fights that occurred. Many of my fellow peers and friends called that week, “Fight week.” The famous fountain was basically a boxing ring where the throw-downs happened. It was almost like Jerry Springer, but Freedom High School edition.
The whole Freedom High School had to have an assembly in order for our administrators to tell us that we need to stop fighting. If this does not get the message across and into your minds about fight week needing to come to an end, then I do not know what will.
Honey, you are not going to end up on World Star if that is the reason you are fighting. If that is the case then you need to re-evaluate your goals in life because in my opinion, that is not only stupid, but unnecessary.
Let us be real though for one second. What good comes from fighting? “Oh wow, you are so cool you beat them up!” Or “you got beat up...awkward.” Either way, you end up with a suspension and a flaw on your transcript. For real, fighting gets you nowhere… wait maybe a black eye.
Listen up, I get it you have beef, but what is the point of bringing it to school and fighting? The fight is gonna get broken up by one of our staff members at Freedom so you should just do it in your local park. If I recall, a few of our teachers were injured during one of the fights. Our teachers come here to teach, not to be a bouncer at a nightclub and break up your petty little fights where you get no decent hits in.
Hopefully this article does not fire up Fight Club: Round Two. *ding ding* Also, hopefully this does not give you the impression to keep throwing the hands. Go to school, get an education, and get over your problems; or go to school, get in trouble, and go to jail. Sorry administrators and staff for the poor actions from some of those who I attend school with.
P.S. Please just grow up, you come to school to get an education not to fight the girl who stole your man. Remember children, violence is not the answer. Stay chillin’ and peace out till next year.
The Freedom Forum is an award-winning high school publication at Freedom High School in the Bethlehem Area School District in Pennsylvania. The organization publishes approximately 8 issues per school year and reports on local, as well as world, events.