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Ask Noah

Welcome to the second installment of Ask Noah!

What are your tips for studying for tests?

It depends on the class. For sciences, I’ll first read through all my notes, then look at my tests and quizzes and review the stuff I got wrong. If I’m allowed to bring a note card, I try to fit in everything I’m iffy on, starting from most iffy to only kind of iffy. For history, I again start by reading through all my notes, then I’ll go over big questions from the semester or each unit and come up with a possible theses and pieces of evidence. For English I like to refresh my memory of the plots and themes of each book and reread all of my writing assignments. For math, I like to do practice problems, but according to Ms. Thomas, that’s not studying! So, when I was a freshman, I made flashcards but then she made fun of them (Disclaimer: Ms. Thomas is very nice, and flashcards are probably good).

Is the Food for Thought food service worth it?

I think it is. If you can find even three or four things on the menu you like, it adds good variety to your lunches. My favorite meals are taquitos, spaghetti & meatballs, and potstickers.

What’s your favorite place to hang out in the Bay Area?

That would probably be the Nation’s restaurant located in Moraga. I’ve been there for many breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. It’s a great place to refuel if you’re tired and hungry, and it’s near the dollar store, which is also one of my favorite places. This answer probably wasn’t that helpful, so I guess my advice is find a restaurant that you like and stick to it, like the coffee shop in Seinfeld or the hangout place in almost every single other sitcom, too.

How do you have so much confidence to wear tiny pants in public?

I spend like 20 hours a week wearing a speedo, so I feel pretty covered up by those tiny pants.

Ideas for what to do over the summer?

Get a hobby or job or go on a road trip with friends (or swim!). Don’t just sit around doing nothing, you’ll probably regret it.

If you are driving at the speed of light and you turn your headlights on, what happens?

You get charged with felony reckless driving; that’s way too fast.

Do illiterate people get the full effect of alphabet soup?

First of all, is your alphabet soup experience really enhanced by the little letters? Second of all, the letters don’t even spell anything; they just float around randomly. Yes, they get the “full effect.”

What are some things you wish you had known earlier in high school?

I should’ve joined the Radar earlier, I should’ve started doing Men’s Shelter earlier, and I should’ve founded Seinfeld Club earlier.

Also, hang out with people you like. That may kinda seem obvious, but it isn’t. Don’t hang out with people just because you feel like you should like them. For instance, in Seinfeld, everyone loves “the Drake,” but George hates the Drake. It’s ok to be George.

If a cow laughs, does milk come out of their nose?

No. Cows can’t even laugh.

What hair color do they put on the driver’s license of bald people?

This would only be an issue if the person is completely bald. If that’s the case, then the hair color on their license would be whatever color their hair would be if they regrew it. But if there is no chance for regrowth and they’re completely bald, they would put “none.”

If a person owns a piece of land, do they own it all the way down to the core of the Earth?

I originally wrote “yes” here, but then I read a book that I’m pretty sure said no, so I’m gonna go with no.

If con is the opposite of pro, is Congress the opposite of progress?

No. Flammable and inflammable are synonyms. There’s no rhyme or reason to any of this stuff.

What CPS sports teams are the most fun to watch?

I’m gonna plead the fifth on this one.

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