Humans of RASG, similar to Humans of New York, is a verbal snapshot of the people who make up our high school. Each human is asked to speak about themselves at length, their monologue is recorded and then transcribed verbatim. In order to keep it real, nothing is left out.
Sarah Attias 11th Grade:
“Hi I’m Sarah Attias, A-t-t-i-a-s. I’m new to the school, I moved here two weeks ago, like the first day of school basically. I’m originally from Paris and I moved four years ago to America, to Los Angeles, California. We just moved to this place, Miami. If I’m being honest it is a very big difference; I like Los Angeles more but it’s still an adjustment. I’m still adjusting to this, and people here are very nice, really welcoming, and I think that’s made my experience at school easier, I guess. Coming in as a junior, where everybody already knows each other and everybody already knows the teachers and the school by heart, so you know I was very worried that I wouldn’t be able to get along with everybody. Everyone here is really nice and they make it easy to actually get accustomed. Yeah, I guess it’s easier for new students to get used to the school because everyone is welcoming and the teachers make it easier and stuff. I have a family, yeah. I have four, no, three siblings. I have a brother that’s in this school, he’s a freshman. Yup, he looks exactly like me as a boy, if you see him you’ll know. I have two sisters that are at the elementary, one is in first grade and one is in fourth. So my little sisters got adjusted to the school much faster because as a kid, it’s much easier to make friends. But as I said, you know, here the students and the staff are so nice and welcoming, I wasn’t expecting that from the school. I have a dog, he is a Pomeranian, I think he has a part fox in him because he looks exactly like a fox. So I wouldn’t believe it if someone told me he wasn’t part fox. So, his name is Foxy, so original and he’s very cute and he can be a little annoying because small dogs bark a lot and he’s very small. But, you know, he has a lot of fur so we need to cut it off in Miami because it’s so hot. That’s another thing, Miami is very hot okay? I come from LA where it is hot in the summer but during winter and fall you wear jackets and sweaters but here, the only time you wear a jacket is when it’s raining and it’s even hotter when it’s raining. Is that even a normal environment? I don’t know that. And the school is too cold! The last couple of days were okay but the first two weeks it was too cold. We got to adjust that sometime. Yeah, overall I’m still adjusting to the school, to the teachers and to the Judaic classes because I haven’t had Judaic classes in a while. I got to say, it’s not as bad as I thought it would be and the people in my grade are really nice, which is good. I don’t really know the other grades except for 11th and 12th because we’re only with 11th and 12th which is good. So, it’s hard to adjust to some of the teachers that are more strict, you know, but, it’s not as hard as I thought it would be. I’m glad, I hope I actually have fun in this school and yeah it’s still the second week so who knows? Stuff is going to happen during the year and next year, we’ll see. Okay bye.”
Compiled by: Yael Bister (11th Grade)