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Go Back to High School with the Giant Squids

cheatinghsThis week, our Giants tackled what was probably one of the hardest storyteller quests yet. They created new lenses about their good old high school days.

Read through the following 10 lenses to find stories, memories and fun old photos about everything from cheating on papers to track and field, from road trips to best friends, band geeks and more.

I think you’ll enjoy the trip back in time as much as I did.

Has this post got you feeling melancholy for your old Alma Mater?   Share your own memories in the comments below.





The Color Run - Cleveland 2014

1. The Color Run – Cleveland 2014

When I was in high school I ran cross country and loved every single minute of it. There was something about running for great distances that I found so calming and relaxing. I competed on my high school cross country team, but eventually gave up running a…

Visiting Eberbach, Germany

2. Visiting Eberbach, Germany

During the summer between my junior and senior years of high school, I had the opportunity to visit Eberbach, Germany, the sister city to my hometown of Ephrata, PA. Being an avid German student, I jumped at the chance to go. I was excited to have a passpo…

High School - The Worst and Best Years of my Life

3. High School – The Worst and Best Years of my Life

If you were to ask me what my high school years were like back then, I’d probably tell you that it was hell. It was full of regrets, heartaches and disappointments. Of course that is if you’d asked me that question when I was 16. For the longest…

Cheating in High School: Reflecting Back Today

4. Cheating in High School: Reflecting Back Today

Seems like every time I open my computer lately I stumble onto an article about students plagiarizing papers, cheating on their exams, or somehow otherwise finding a means of gaming the school grading system. Usually I just shake my head thinking that it p…

High School Days 1960s

5. High School Days 1960s

I was one of the graduates of the class of 1964. The photo is of me and Walter Bruce at my prom. It was an exciting time for me. I was going to work that summer as a swimming instructor in Cardigan and in September, I was off to Mount Allison University in…

High School Band Nerd

6. High School Band Nerd

Prelude: Band nerds didn’t just pop up out of thin air. They had to be nurtured and cultivated in fertile music ground. In my part of the country, they started in fourth grade in September. You and your parents were invited to an after school showcase…

How To Earn Some Extra Money

7. How To Earn Some Extra Money

Oh the days of high school when you can’t wait to graduate and get out on your own. Although later on in life you think boy why was I in such a hurry, or if I only knew then what I know now. I really liked high school, as I was your typical average st…

Michael Power and Saint Joe's, What a Combination!

8. Michael Power and Saint Joe’s, What a Combination!

In the 1950′s and 1960′s if you were Catholic and could afford it, you went to one of the many Separate Schools run by the nuns and priests of the Diocese of Toronto. The Sisters of St. Joseph and the Basilian Fathers all had as part of their man…

School Daze Memories -- 5 High Schools in 4 Years

9. School Daze Memories — 5 High Schools in 4 Years

I have found, people have mixed opinions about their high school days. Some graduated with friends they had since kindergarten, others dreaded the drudgery of math, English and science classes while still others just wanted to be grown and making their own…

My One At A Time Best Friend Jon, Then & Gone

10. My One At A Time Best Friend Jon, Then & Gone

There’s a puzzling kind of mystery about what it means to be best friends, especially when you think that it might mean your wife or husband, your dog, cat, God or someone more ordinary competing for your attention. There’s even a wiki on how to…

Featured Image from Cheating in High School: Reflecting Back Today by LoreleiCohen.

Robin Svedi aka rms is a Community Organizer and member of the Creative Team at where her daily mission is to help lensmasters build better and more successful lenses about the things they know and love.

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    I really wanted to do this one, but couldn’t find any photos. Looking forward to reading these.

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