The Internet


Hi there. My name’s Hannah, and I am going to be your connection through this weird place called “The Internet.” I know, I know, cue the dark music and the lightning bolts; stuff is about to get real here. Don’t worry, I’ll be your guide and proctor through this dramatic occasion.

Hannah Monson Columnist, The Friday Flyer

Hannah Monson
Columnist, The Friday Flyer

If you’re anything like me, you know that the internet is a fun, confusing and sometimes terrifying place. I’m here to teach you ways on how to survive. Buckle your seat belts and grab your popcorn, it’s going to be an interesting ride.

First “do” for today: always have Google open in your browser. Whether you need to know how to spell a word for your essay or which boy left that band everyone loves so much, Google is an easy-to-use search engine that seems to have a solution for everything.

It can help you find the answers to nearly all of your burning questions, as well as give you definitions, weather reports, driving directions and so much more. It’s easily the greatest website of all-time.

Now, here’s a “don’t” you should definitely consider: do not stay online all night, especially when its a school night. Although the internet may seem like “the best thing since sliced bread,” it’s not something you want to lose sleep over. Sleep is important, particularly when you have a science test the next day. Trust me, I know from experience.

My advice is to steer clear of all things online before you get absorbed until the wee hours of the morning. Getting a good night’s sleep will help keep your grades up, and it’ll help you stay alert so you don’t get hit with a dodge ball in gym. Again, this is spoken from experience.

There is so much more I could talk about and teach you, but I suppose I should save some wisdom for next time.

From prints on paper to musings in your mind, my name’s Hannah. Thanks for reading.