Student Q&A: Pleasantville Junior Chris Durrang

A Panther speaks about bullying and drinking

Chris Durrang, Pleasantville | 

What don’t your parents know about you? I am really open with my parents; I don’t really hide anything from them.

What’s the biggest misconception about kids your age? That we’re always going to parties and that everyone drinks and does drugs, when many kids don’t.

What’s the best way to keep kids from drinking and doing drugs? Sports. They take up a lot of time, and drinking and doing drugs can hurt your athletic performance.

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What is your favorite school subject? Global History. I enjoy learning about past civilizations.

What are you good at? I am creative, I’m a good listener, and I can get along with almost anyone.

What could you be better at? Time management. Sometimes I’ll find myself starting my homework at midnight.

How should schools handle bullying? I think schools get too involved with bullying. In Pleasantville, there is less bullying than the school makes it seem like.

Have you ever been bullied? I have never been bullied, but in middle school I saw kids get bullied. Once high school started and everyone matured, the majority of it ended.

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What’s your favorite website? Facebook. I talk to a lot of different people on it, and it’s a good way to communicate.

What don’t your friends know about you? My close friends know everything about me. I spend a lot of time with them, and we talk about a lot of different things.

Like what? Sports, school, plans, and how much we can’t wait for the weekend.

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