Student Columnist: Colusa High Beat – Full of fun traditions
If you attend Colusa High School, it is more likely than not that your parents also attended it.
Listening to my mother's and father's stories about high school, I thought that when it finally came my time to attend it would be the same was it was when they were there. Boy, was I wrong.
In many ways, I am glad it has evolved a little; I don't think I could handle some of the things that happened to them. But no matter how they were treated when they were little freshmen, I always loved the stories about the traditions.
If you have seen to CHS, you most likely have seen the paintings in the street. Back "in the day" — when my dad was a senior in 1984 — his class snuck over to the high school in the middle of the night to paint something on the street that represented them and their senior year.
Of course, it was VERY illegal when they did it, and they risked being caught. But they were just doing what the seniors before them did. My wonderful FBLA adviser Mrs. Barrett is the only teacher remaining at the school who taught my dad. She shared with me that all of the teachers knew about what was going on, but they turned a blind eye because they saw no harm in it.
Other people thought that being out in the middle of the night painting in the street probably wasn't very safe, and that someone could get hit by a car. The police came to the school and expressed their concerns, and in the last five to six years, it has been changed to a school activity.
Now, the road is blocked off and it is incredibly safe for the seniors to leave their mark. If it weren't for our parents and their spontaneous actions, CHS wouldn't be the school it is today. Because of them, we are able to celebrate as a class and school. This is one tradition that represents every single person who has attended CHS, and that is why I think it is the best tradition we have at CHS.
– Haley Lyss is a student at Colusa High School.