DHS New Years Resolutions

Christy Koh, World/National Editor

It’s that time of the year again, Dublin High! From changing attitudes to fostering better habits, New Year’s is an opportunity for anyone to set goals and seek improvement in their lives. Let’s take a look at what our DHS students and teachers are resolving to do in 2017!


“This year I hope to make good memories, so that when I’m old and tired I have something extra to smile about.” ~ Cesar Dragula


“I believe that the new year is a chance to “start over” and a fresh start to be a better person and to re-focus on the important things in life. The new year is exactly what it is new and that’s what makes it so special: that you can make it anything you want it to be.” ~ Savannah Arce


“This isn’t a traditional resolution, and I don’t know if I am crossing the fictitious “resolution line” when saying this, but I’d like this year to be the year of the storm. Confusing, I know, but it has been something that I have thought about for quite some time. I have treated all years past as “the quiet before the storm,” thinking about changing the world rather than actually focusing on becoming a visionary. I think it’s time for me to take whatever wisdom, knowledge, and acquired morals I have in order to manifest what I am capable of. Once again, it’s not a traditional resolution, but the change of heart and change of mind that is needed to attain this goal is definitely something I am trying to work on.” ~ Mallika Pajjuri


“Double check every news source that I come across.” ~ Iris Lu


“Eat vegetables every day.” ~ Sophia Liu


“As for me, New Year’s Resolutions have never really held any weight, so I don’t take much time coming up with anything, but I do intend to spend this year trying to be nicer to others (and perhaps not crack as many lame puns)? I don’t think exercise is going to be a realistic option, so I’d probably just go for what I can do mentally.” ~ Megan Leng


“My 2017 New Year resolution is to do things that are beneficial to me personally or to my education.” ~ Mele Finau


“My resolution is to not suck at school.” ~ Anonymous


“My resolution for this year would be to stop procrastinating on my assignments.” ~ Koushik Chennakesavan


“Improvement in myself. Enjoying more but also studying conservatively and not procrastinating homework to the next day.” ~ Andreana Aquino


“Learn how to code. I want to learn 3 languages: Python, Java, and C++.” ~ Nikolai Peram


“In 2017, I resolve to focus on positive mental health and stability–for me, my family, my colleagues, my students, and my friends.” ~ Ms. Vallejo


“My New Year’s resolution is to eat better. I’ve been putting too much saturated fat and high fructose corn syrup into my body. Time for a change.” ~ Mr. Ruegg


What’s your New Year’s Resolution? (And more importantly, are you following through with it?) Let us know at @TheDublinShield on Twitter and Instagram. We wish all students and staff the best in attaining their goals!