Talkin’ with Thonny – Old and New Friends

Thonny Anwar, Lifestyles Editor

Dear Thonny,

I have always had classes with my friends and didn’t need to get to know anybody else. This year, I have no classes with any of my friends or people I know. Since my friends and I don’t have classes together, we don’t see each other much during the school day. I have a feeling that we are slowly fading. What am I supposed to do about them?

Sincerely,
A friend in need

Dear a friend in need

I’m really sorry that you are going through this, but you are not alone. A lot of people have had this same situation, including myself when I was a freshman.

One of my main suggestions, as scary as it seems, is to make new friends. I know it can be hard to break out of your shell and talk to new people but try thinking positively.

Just introduce yourself and try to find common interests with them. I highly doubt there is not one person in your class that you can’t connect with.

About your friends fading away, if you guys really are best friends then school shouldn’t be the only place to see each other. You could go to each other’s houses to hang out.

Another thing to do is hang out after classes at the many places near our school like Tutti Frutti or my favorite Kung Fu Tea.

Joining an after school club together is also a good way to stay in touch if you really can’t see them outside of school or if you just really want to see your friends at school.

It’s nice to keep friends from the past but that shouldn’t keep you from meeting new ones. Good luck on getting to know new people and I hope you don’t have to worry about your old friends fading after my suggestions.

Sincerely, Thonny