Sugar & Spice
Q: My whole life it has been my dream to work at Disney, how can I go about that?
Sugar: That sounds like so much fun, sign me up! You’ll be happy to know that Disney offers a college program where students get the opportunity to intern in Disney World! I’m sure you’re pretty enough, if it’s something you’re interested in doing, then don’t let anything stand in the way of it. For more information on this program visit: cp.disneycareers.com/
Spice: Really? You should consider getting a real job. Mickey doesn’t have bills to pay or children to raise. Go to college, start a career that actually requires having over a 5th grade reading level. Maybe playing dress up seemed like a good career when you were younger but let’s get serious!
Q: I want to party and be more social but I feel like that might lead to peer pressure, what should I do?
Sugar: If you’re looking to expand your friend circle, way to go! Making new friends is a key to the perfect high school experience. However, be careful about who you surround yourself with because peer pressure is one of the main stresses most teenagers encounter. Make sure to latch on to a friend circle that seems to have similar interests as you, making fitting in easy rather than changing yourself. Be you, because everyone else is taken.
Spice: If you go to parties, you might be faced with the choice to drink and be influenced, and if you don’t believe that, you’re lying to yourself. Truth is, you may be exposed to alcohol and drugs in high school unless your only friends are Netflix and your XBox. You have to make the right choices, ones that are best for you and you alone!
Q: I’m a sophomore with bad grades, and I don’t know how to ask for help, where do I start?
Sugar: Here are some tips to doing better in school. 1) Use your agenda – this will help you track assignments and hopefully prevent you from procrastinating. 2) Sleep – make sure that you get at least eight hours of sleep every night so that you are awake and alert during the school day. 3) Study – make sure to review old material periodically throughout the year rather than cramming before exam season. 4) Communication – don’t be afraid to talk to your counselors, teachers, or parents about classes you may be struggling with. Remember, they’ve all been there! 5.) Electronics – if you find yourself easily distracted during the day, sit in the front of the class and leave your phone in your locker. It will still be there at 2:50.
Spice: I’m assuming you don’t put alot of effort into your work. Get your act together! If you’re not going to put in the effort, you won’t get good grades. It’s as simple as that.
Q: I’m a boy and I need a prom date, should I ask my friend if she’d like to go with me?
Sugar: Why not?! If you guys are close you’ll probably spend most of the night together anyways. Prom isn’t supposed to be a completely romantic evening – save that for your wedding. Go as friends, but ask soon because prom is right around the corner!
Spice: She’s probably going to assume you want to be more than friends, but whatever floats your boat. Hurry up and ask her! She needs time to get her dress and stuff. Also, ask her in a clever way to make up for your bad timing.