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OC HIGH / STUDENT NEWS AND VIEWS : quote me : OC High asks: What change could you make to improve yourself?

July 15, 1994

Responses gathered by Linda Dao, Los Amigos; Luke Fenchel, University; Christine Monette, Rosary; Tricia Michels, Fountain Valley; Courtney Adams, Corona del Mar; Jennifer Tobkin, Villa Park; Leeza Duong, Santiago; Judy Tsai, Huntington Beach; Michelle Pham, Trabuco Hills; Robert Wenzel, Irvine; Joslin Gemsch, Capistrano Valley; Kelly Maakestad, Bolsa Grande; Tina Toochinda, Dana Hills.

"I would try to be more concerned about what I can do, rather than what I have to do."

Cory Blue,

17, University

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"Increase my IQ by 50 points and lower my weight by 50 pounds."

Elizabeth Stevens,

17, Dana Hills

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"To start thinking of others before myself--or to just plain stop thinking of myself."

Maggie Long,

15, Corona del Mar

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"I could have a better brain, looks, hair, money and clothing--then I would be just right."

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Lizzie Dieu,

17, Santiago

*

"I don't have enough time to tell you."

Kristin Boroian,

16, Trabuco Hills

*

"I could stop being so mean to my brother and not get mad at him when he tries to help me with my Spanish homework."

Leslie Johnson,

16, Irvine

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"I would like to be more outgoing and talkative and not as shy. I could also be more patient with my little brothers."

Jonathan Dow,

15, Fountain Valley

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"If I could stop procrastinating, life would be so much better. Take my advice . . . try not to procrastinate. It's too stressing!"

Ellen Hsu,

16, Loara

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"I could start acting a little nicer to my brothers."

Thuy Ta,

16, Bolsa Grande

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"I need to learn how to control my temper and use my anger in a positive manner. I have to take into consideration other people's points of view."

Jason Kanyuck,

17, Villa Park

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"The most important thing in life is to be happy with yourself in general. I would like to be more secure."

Marika Manos, 15,

Huntington Beach

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"Nothing. I am perfect!"

Bryan Wilbur,

16, Trabuco Hills

*

"I would change my temper problem. The things I say are not always what I mean, and they stick in people's minds."

Kelly Hewett, 14,

Capistrano Valley

*

"I wish I were more motivated academically. I do well in school but not well enough. In order to improve myself, I could schedule out my time and not worry about having fun all the time--although it's only normal for a teen to want to do only fun things."

Jennifer Murrieta,

17, Rosary

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"I would stop being a procrastinator."

Pat Huang,

14, Fountain Valley

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"I would improve my willpower, because willpower is the key to making any and all other self-improvements."

Shareen Ahmed,

16, Loara

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"I could work on my personality and try to be a nicer person. I also think that I need to not let up when I'm tired and also push myself instead of other people in sports."

Tanya Lyon,

16, Irvine

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"The amount of effort I put toward school."

Andrew Patterson,

15, Corona del Mar

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"My self-motivation. I've missed too many assignments and let my grades majorly slip, all thanks to pointless procrastination."

Chris Allan,

17, Villa Park

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"I could be more open-minded toward others. I could change my attitude, that I might be more receptive toward their opinions as well as to be willing to share my own feelings."

Jesse Cook,

15, Santiago

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"I could be more positive on my outlook of life and more confident in the decisions that I make. I also could be more open and friendly to people that I usually do not make contact with."

Ryan Hardy, 16,

Huntington Beach

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"To not be so controlled and sensitive."

Kim Jenkins,

17, Bolsa Grande

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