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Friendship 101: Four ways to make friends.

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Middle school is an awkward trilogy of years. Personalities are changing, bodies are changing, and everyone’s finding their place. However, there is one thing about middle school that can be challenging for many, and that is making new friends. So, here’s a list of ways to make new friends. 

 1. Take advantage of switching classes. 

One of the new things about middle school is switching classes. While some kids think of it as a curse, it truly is a blessing. This is because you can meet different people in each period, opening many opportunities to make new friends. 

 2. Join clubs that interest you. 

One of the benefits of middle school is clubs. Clubs are a great way to make friends. Look for a club that interests you and start conversing with people who have similar interests.

 3.Table hop” at lunch. 

If the table where you sit doesn’t have anyone that you want to befriend, keep going to different tables, each day, until you find one that is right for you. Then get in touch with them, outside of lunch, to foster your friendship.  

 4. Just chat.

If there’s some down time in the classroom, just talk to people. However, don’t be disruptive. Be positive and happy when talking to them. If you do this, you will be having a conversation in no time! 

 In conclusion, middle school is full of change, so your friend group is likely to change too. Don’t be intimidated; just go out there, be you, and start making friends! Trust yourself, your real best friends will appreciate you for who you truly are. 

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2 Responses to “Friendship 101: Four ways to make friends.”

  1. Lynne Ratte on September 10th, 2018 2:46 pm

    Nicholas,
    Your article was full of GREAT ideas for making new friends! Loved it! ! You have a crisp, up-beat writing style — easy to read and full of energy. I’m looking forward to reading more from you and your fellow reporters throughout the school year.
    -DJ Ratte

  2. Jules on September 10th, 2018 8:46 pm

    Such sage advice!

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