Former media (etc.) junkie and author of Hard News Seth Mnookin reminisces on the good ol' days:

"I really loved it at [Newton] North [High School]," he said, describing himself as a cocky punk rocker. "I was in all honors classes; at the same time I had ratty bleached blond hair and did a large amount of drugs. I was probably one of the few punk kids working on the student newspaper and acting in plays."

Cocky punk? Newspaper nerd? Druggie? Drama geek? Rocker? All at once? Our concept of the high school hierarchy just collapsed like an abused vein.
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