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    19 Questions I, A British Person, Have About American High School

    What are the bleachers, and why is everyone making out under them?

    I didn't go to high school in America, but after watching a lot of teen dramas over the years, I've got some questions about what actually goes down in American high schools...

    1. Do cheerleaders really wear their uniforms 24/7?

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    What do they wear when it's in the wash? Do they wear it on the weekend as well?

    2. And do the wrestling team actually wear these outfits?!

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    3. Basically, does dress code just not apply?

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    4. Are the teenage boys always really ripped?

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    5. And do girls magically skip that awkward phase?

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    The Dream Matte Mousse phase apparently doesn't exist...

    6. What are the bleachers, and why is everyone making out under them?

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    They look like steps, so why not just call them steps?

    7. How does everyone get so many free periods?

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    8. And do kids actually break into the school and hang out there in their free time?

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    Curfews are apparently nonexistent, but do you really have wild nights on the school grounds?

    9. Why is the new kid always super hot and mysterious?

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    And why are they always from a really cool city out-of-state?

    10. And why do students only apply to one university?

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    Surely it just makes more sense to have a backup uni?

    11. Do you actually pick up all your friends on the way to school?

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    12. Does the gym coach really teach sex ed?

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    This just... Doesn't seem to make sense?

    13. And do you actually dissect frogs in biology class?

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    14. Why are kids from different cliques constantly at war with each other?

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    15. But then constantly sending texts throughout the entire school?

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    Like, if the cliques are so divided, why does everyone have everyone's number?

    16. Is your underage drinking as classy as it looks?

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    Do passed out teens in parks just not exist in America?

    17. And why are parents so heavily involved in all the school drama?

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    18. Are ~the big dance~ and ~the big game~ as important as everyone makes out?

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    19. And finally, do you really have that much school spirit?

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    Do people really love high school that much?

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