Is this YOUR story too?
I figure nearly 100% of my readers went to high school, and 99% went to different schools than me. But the experience of most of high schools has enough commonality for my readers to understand what I am about to say.
If you walked into the lunch room at my old school back in about 1984, you would find kids gathered in groups we called “cliques”. Nerds, jocks, band-fags, preppies, skaters, and North-Gaters. Yeah, we had a gate in the fence along the North side of the complex (out back) where “stoners” and “rejects” hung out, and so we called them “North-Gaters”. My observation here is not so different from your school whether in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, or 90’s, and I seriously doubt much has changed in that regard to this day.
When I was there, the movie The Breakfast Club came out and seemed to expose and…
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