Sophomores Jump into Utica

Jack Wexler, Reporter

Coming into a new school can be intimidating for some people. But through the new classes, new people, and new surroundings, students will find an established routine they can get comfortable with.

“It was kind of stressful at first,” sophomore Angelo Pipitone said, “but once I met new people and found all my classes, it got better.”

One of the biggest issues on the first day in a new school is finding your classes.

“I could not, for the life of me, open my locker when I tried for the first time,” sophomore Brennan Rylander said.

Opening lockers can be a problem for many incoming students, especially because of the difficult turn that students have to make to actually open their locks.

Luckily, sophomores are surrounded by upperclassmen that are willing to help them.

“I think it was kind of funny when he could not open his locker, but then I remembered that I was the same about 2 years ago,” senior Quinn Rylander said about his brother, Brennan. “I happily helped him.”

By now, Utica newcomers are settled in and focused on the rest of the 2017-2018 school year.