When I began college this year at UCLA, something felt very strange and new. For a while, I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, and then I realized “Wait! There are boys here!” Certainly, there are benefits of the co-educational school system, but there is also something very special and unique about going to an all-girls high school like Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. People joke and tease that because I went to an all-girls school, I wouldn’t know how to talk to boys or I would be socially inept, but that isn’t the case. I think there is a time and place for everything, and during high school, on campus, you shouldn’t be worried about how your hair looks or what you’re wearing. High school is a time to grow intellectually and discover more about yourself. These things can only be done in a safe space, where you feel most comfortable to be your true self.