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CHS Senior - Student Columnist
By Stephanie Madden

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The never tired issue

It has been a while since I have discussed the matter of relationships, which is perhaps better left unspoken. I will although step into this hazy world to note the affects it seems to have on life, and high school. One circumstance we may all relate to is its presence in the sports world. The presence of significant others can supposedly affect the performance of an athlete and cause angry fans to blame the relationship on a failing game. Although there is no true way to asses how relationships affect athletes, I can name a few who have let significant others affect career performance.

As I observe my classmates it has become more apparent to me how much relationships do affect our own personal goals. I am sure that this is not just a teenage issue because I have seen plenty of television shows dedicated to difficult love lives. It is always funny, when you are on the outside to listen to the “he said” “she said” that comes with discussing personal relationships. I have heard it all from “he never called me” to “if this doesn’t work out everything will be ruined forever”. Feel free to add in a dramatic tone to capture the true essence of teenage conversation.

Of course I cannot take my self out of this equation, as I have probably said similar things on a few occasions. I have realized though how easy it is when you are truly busy to forget all of these trivial things and focus on yourself.

I recently learned through some research that there is such a thing as a “Love Detector” that can recognize if you are in love or not.

I am surprised that I have not heard of it before, because from what I can see a lot of people would pay to use this piece of technology. This detector would be a good Christmas gift for a friend who won’t stop talking about love dilemmas. I cannot help but think that a sure answer might direct their attention to more import ant matters in their lives.

Although I may be too quick to criticize, and too young to truly analyze, I can honestly say that relationships are one facet of our lives we may never be able to truly cure. I have noted a pattern of break ups or make ups, thanks to how readily we all post our personal information on Facebook.

We are definitely becoming a more open generation, ready to share our thoughts and feelings with the world. With all this discussion I think everyone might just become an expert on relationships. It seems though that the more we know, the more difficult it becomes.


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