Letting my audience know... this is my final update, and this web site is now up for adoption. Obviously, not enough people cared to try to become the new web master. Yes, this web site will remain up and active, but seeing as how I am no longer a high school student, there is no possible way for me to update this myself. If you would like to adopt this web site, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for the past four wonderful years and the nice comments that have been left for me. Much love, and for always, later days
Coming soon within the coming months... TRCL - The Real College Life. Be ready for it!
I doubt that anyone to whom this concerns will read this tonight... but I am so sorry. I'm sorry that I have become such a bitter human being, so angry at things so small. I'm sorry I yell and scream when there's nothing I can do about it anyway. I probably do this just to get attention, and I admit that. I get depressed when I think that "If I don't do this, no one will see me, and I'll fall back into the dark again, where no one notices I'm even alive." So I yell. And I scream. And I throw things. Throw a tantrum, is more like it. And it's childish of me. I hate myself more than anything for it. I think from now on I'll let myself fade. I think that people would rather hear nothing from me at all than to hear me screaming out of simple stress and lack of attention. I'm sorry to everyone I hurt tonight. Like I said, this probably won't get read anyway, but... well, if you want to talk to me, I'll be online for a while longer. AOL - martiangirl1986, MSN Messenger - email@example.com.
Linkin Park's BREAKING THE HABIT Memories consume Like Opening The Wounds I'm Picking Me Apart Again You all Assume I'm safe here in my room (Unless I try to start again)
I don't want to be the one The battles always choose 'Cause inside I realize That I'm the one confused
I don't know what's worth fighting for Or why I have to scream I don't know why I instigate And say what I don't mean I don't know how I got this way I know it's not alright So I'm Breaking the habit Tonight
Clutching my cure I tightly lock the door I try to catch my breath again I hurt much more Than anytime before I had no options left again
I don't want to be the one The battles always choose 'Cause inside I realize That I'm the one confused
I don't know what's worth fighting for Or why I have to scream I don't know why I instigate And say what I don't mean I don't know how I got this way I know it's not alright So I'm Breaking the habit I'm breaking the habit Tonight
I'll paint it on the walls 'Cause I'm the one at fault I'll never fight again And this is how it ends
I don't know what's worth fighting for Or why I have to scream But now I have some clarity To show you what I mean I don't know how I got this way I'll never be alright So I'm Breaking the habit I'm Breaking the habit I'm Breaking the habit Tonight
With a heavy heart, MarzGurl
So, have you sent in your submission for the "Replace MarzGurl" contest yet? NO!? WELL, HOP TO IT, YOUNG ONE! This won't last forever, you know! Well, let's just say that today was sucky and I feel like absolute crap... Oh! Do you want to hear a freaky story? Check it out. The other night, I was fast asleep in my bed. I have a computer in the corner of my bedroom. It was 11:55 when I heard the noises... computer start-up noises! It was goin' all "Crr... crr-rrr-rrr... crr-ee-rrr..." and then I hear the Windows 2000 start-up theme singing "Ba buh ba bah!" I was all, "Holy Crap! It started by itself and woke me up!" I ran over to the computer and didn't even bother to hit the monitor and hit shut down. I just reached for the power button and shut it off. It freaked me out too much. I was scared that if I turned on the monitor it would have some freaky message from God or, what's worse, maybe it said "Follow the white rabbit"! What if the Matrix has me!? DAH!!! Anyway, I finally pulled my AOL Instant Messenger out of the bowels of my hard drive! If you would like to message me, please add me to your contact list at martiangirl1986. My MSN Messenger e-mail is also firstname.lastname@example.org. Don't be shy! Please add me!
Check that action out, baby! I am SO TOTALLY MAGUS! MAGUUUUUUUUS! Yeah. Anyway, I actually updated the place there's a new headline in the TRHSL Headlines section. It's called The First Nine Weeks Draws to a Close.Yes, I finally did something around here. Now go read it and enjoy it because I really did try to put time and effort into this one. I'M SO SICK OF LOOKING AT HTML CODING RIGHT NOW! KYAAAAA!!!
I have put all of the contest information on its own page. You can reach it by clicking the big contest logo above. Please enter, or else by the start of the next school year, this web site will never be updated again! You have been warned! You don't want to see this place shut itself down after more than four years, do you? Also, new TRHSL Headlines should be up by tomorrow, I'm hoping. Sorry, I never was able to finish my Top Ten Special. I kinda slacked off and only did three of them... heh. Oh well. Maybe the next editor will be better! Do you think you're better then me? Well, you suck! AND you should enter the contest! DO IIIIT!
9-13-2003A new contest is in the works! How would you like to be the next main editor of TRHSL!? If you are anywhere between the graduating class of 2005 and 2007, you are qualified to enter the "Replace MarzGurl" Contest! I, MarzGurl, am in my senior year of high school, and afterwards will no longer be able to update the site regularly. That's where you come in! You could be my replacement updater! But you have to be serious about the job! Please enter only if you are serious about this and are willing to update frequently. Requirements include:
Name and/or screen name Year of graduation Name or nickname of high school A report in journalistic style giving details on your high school
You will e-mail this information to me at email@example.com. The contest will be open until next June, at which point the decision-making process will go into effect. Also, remember that this site bashes high school and does not praise it. There will be no school spirit posted on this web site. Here's how the contest works. After submitting your information to me, I will eventually narrow my choices down to the top ten. The top ten will then be posted on the site, and the site's viewers will vote on the winner. The winner will then e-mail all of his or her future projects to me, and I will continue to post them on this site. Please send me your entries soon for a better chance to be one of the top ten! Later days!
Typically, I don't put up my reports on the front page, but for this story I felt that there was a need to make an exception...
Superintendent of Hicksville ISD set to Retire at End of 2003 by MarzGurl
Who in our school district has not been a fan of Dr. Joe Gringo? His playful yet controversial antics have stirred up many restless hearts, especially those in the district who are old enough to understand what's going on (A.K.A. maybe 8th grade and up). Gringo has been Superintendent of Hicksville ISD since 2001, hardly enough time for a typical man in the hosteat to be so credited and noteable. But this man has done it succesfully beyond imagining (by the way, that means in a bad way. This is sarcastic journalism, after all). Now that his retirement date of December 31 is coming, it's time to analyze the man from all sides.
Sure, Gringo has done some things that will allow the gods to smile down upon him. He was the overseer of a $141 million bond program. But then, that's only remarkable to a certain extent because the voters approved of this bond program back in 1999 -- a full two years before Gringo took over. Three newly built elementary schools opened, but each have been having their fair share of critisism. A new local Hicksville area high school (rumored to later be named HVHS #2, HVHS the Second, or even the highly preferred HVHS Jr.) has finally gained a location of construction. The thing about this one, however, is that plans for this HVHS Too had been floating around since about 1997, and planned completion of the high school was scheduled to be for this upcoming school year of 2003-2004. On top of that, construction of this high school had been estimated to take so long that not even the Pre-Schoolers entering Hicks Valley Elementary School this year will be able to enjoy its comforts. Our loveable Gringo was even able to have mold removed from three schools in the district. Alright, for one thing, this shows how underclass Hicksville ISD can be when you need to be rid of a serious mold problem in not only one but three schools. Secondly, unfortunately for the high schoolers at Hicksville High, this meant removing all floor tiles while the mold problem was "being handled". That's a professional way of saying that each tile is hand-dunked in a bucket of Lysol and later placed back on the floors under the title of "new flooring". So for a year, students at HVHS have been treading concrete foundation, which amazingly smelled far better than when the school had its tile flooring.
Of course, this was not the "controversial" area of his position. The main act of controversy to be duly noted was Gringo's allowance of millions of dollars to be spent on replacing the grass on both high school football fields with astroturf. Click here to read more on that story. All the juicy controversial details can be found there. Shortly following the announcement of where our money was going to, HISD Central Office announced that there would be several major budget cuts. It first started with the rmoval of some fine arts programs in the elementary and intermediate levels. It then moved up to the secondary levels at middle schools, for example the removal of Mrs. Sunhucker and the choir program at Hicksville Middle School. Eventually, Gringo announced the combination of the Hicks Valley Elementary and Intermediate campuses. Involved in the combination would be the removal of workers who held a doubled position (EX., if there are two Vice Principals, the better of the two stays on while the lesser gets axed). Budget cut time! The funny thing is that Hicksville ISD hired Gringo knowing that he had a reputation for being a Positions Axe Murderer. Perhaps for some strange reason, HISD had this in mind all along and just needed somebody to get the job done. Unfortunately, it seems that their little "downsizing" scheme has blown up in their faces.
And so comes a moment to stop, be nostalgic, and reflect upon the past. In reality, Dr. Joe Gringo perhaps while making us miserable has given TRHSL staff members (me) and supporters (others) something to be sarcastic about. With all the other intriguing and downright strange occurrences at Hicksville High, perhaps Gringo had more of a hand in some things than many of us realize. The next time you go to look back over the years of 2001 through 2003, just remember hat you do have someone to point the finger of blame at. May God bless the soul of Joe Gringo! Happy Retirement, December 31!
Click here to see official newspaper report on story with inserted TRHSL commentary Click here to see official report on story
Read about a trash can lighting on fire in the TRHSL Headlines section! It's all a part of our Top Ten Hicksville High Events in 2002-2003! Later Days!
I have put those ever-so-popular little animations on their own page! Click the Animation Projects link above to see them again and again! Also, the first in my series of strange events at Hicksville High over the 2002-2003 school year has been posted in the TRHSL Headlines section. Click the TRHSL Headlines button above to read about the burning hillside "HV" logo that burned an entire hillside! Later days!