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Did you love or dread going back to school?

Adults constantly fantasize about becoming kids again. They pass by playgrounds on the way back from work, feet dragging, and long for a time when they, too, could laugh at Little Johnny’s ridiculous antics. But there's one thing that Little Johnny has to face every year, one that you can wisely pat him on the head and say, “I don't envy you, son”: back to school. Some looked forward to a new school year while others felt heavy existential dread. Which kid were you? 

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Ah, a new school year. It was a time in which you could imagine hanging out with your friends every day, fooling around with them in the middle of the hallway in between classes. Despite the homework and standardized testing, school offered a bevy of social activities that, in a way, completely surpassed the lazy drag of summer. Seriously, remember how awesome pep rallies were? 

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Let’s not forget back-to-school shopping. Heading to Target and picking out a whole new closet was one of the biggest highlights to the end of summer. It was an opportunity to reinvent your personality and to decide who you were going to be for the rest of the year. Did you stick with the style you had going? Modify a little bit? Or burst forth as a new you that was a double whammy of fabulousness and fierceness? 

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Whichever the case, going back to school was a time that rejuvenated you more than any cannonball into a pool ever did. You can remember it now: waiting curbside, anxiously tapping your foot against the pavement, adjusting your backpack and keeping your eyes peeled for that glorious yellow school bus to come your way. 

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You know who liked going back to school? Nerds. The rest of us clung to summer in the same way Rose did to that raft in “Titanic” (damn it, Jack). School meant returning to a rigid routine, trading in endless freedom and making your own fun for grumpy teachers and smelly locker rooms.

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What useful things did we really learn in school, anyway? Oxidation? Parallelograms? All the words Shakespeare (supposedly) created? Nah—the most important lessons were learned on the streets. You got more of an education dealing with the real-life drama of summer vacation than you did taking gym class. Actually, anything was more educational than gym glass.  

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Returning to classrooms was an awful experience. Besides, the majority of time in school was spent watching the clock, waiting for it to land on “summer vacation” again. 

FINAL RESULTS
Culture
Did you love or dread going back to school?
#LovedBackToSchool
A festive crown for the winner
#UghBackToSchool