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“Mean Girls” is still grool 10 years later

Rachel Treisman

Before we got here, all we knew about high school was from “Mean Girls.”

As elementary and middle schoolers, we anticipated dealing with endless hours of girl drama, dreaded having to follow all kinds of crazy fashion rules, and looked forward to the days when we could jump in a friend’s car and speed off to go shopping.

While a lot has changed (Who does four way calls anymore? It’s all about group texts these days), “Mean Girls” is as relevant as ever ten years after its release.

“Mean Girls,” while admittedly a little over-the-top, perfectly captures the trials and triumphs of high school life.

An elaborate unspoken dress code? Check.

A cafeteria so cliquey it can literally be mapped out according to friend group? Check.

Halloween as an excuse to flaunt your figure? Check.

An anonymous way to target other students? Unfortunately, check.

Embarrassing yourself in front of your cute classmate? Check and check.

I might be getting ahead of myself, but I truly do believe that this movie is timeless. Underneath all the jokes and Kalteen Bars, it actually teaches us some valuable lessons.

For instance, the Mathletes versus Spring Fling dilemma is applicable to almost any situation – we all know a time where we’ve had to choose between doing the right thing and doing the cool thing.

Ten years later, “Mean Girls” remains relatable, relevant, and ridiculously quotable.

Need more proof?

People are still trying to make “fetch” happen.

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Rachel Treisman, Web Features Editor
Since the time that she could remember, Rachel Treisman ’15 always loved reading and writing. And with a long list of titles read, she kept track of her favorite words that she found in books. Inklings was always something that Treisman ’15 wanted to be a part of. After stopping involvement in sports when she was younger she had a desire to be part of a team. “I always tried to be involved but didn’t know I had to take the Intro to Journalism,” said Treisman ’15 “I tried to make graphics and help out in other ways but there was not much I could do” So, she signed up to take the Introduction course her sophomore year and then became a staff writer last year. Aside from her role as the Web Features Editor for Inklings and keeping her portfolio full of stories, Treisman also has found the time to start and lead the Circle of Women Club at Staples. A club that helps raise money and awareness to send girls in developing countries to school. Treisman has been involved in the organization for a few years now, following her fundraising for her Bat Mitzvah project. “I was trying to think of a project and my dad asked me what I was thankful for,” said Treisman ’15 “And the big thing that I could think of, was school.” And now, she can add Inklings to her list of things to be thankful for and proud of.  

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