“We’ve been hanging out as family friends and then at school (ever since),” said Rubèn Murillo, a senior. Despite an incident where he destroyed his friend’s favorite toy, a fire truck, Murillo still sees him regularly to this day.
Extrovert and Berkeley High School junior Caiden Escalante found many of her friends doing extracurricular activities. “I’m very extroverted, so I just went to cross country and I saw people and I said, ‘Hello,’” she explained.
Calvin Thomas and Antoine Chauvet connected over Magic: The Gathering in middle school, or as Thyr put it, “ancient history”. In the present day, their senior year, they’re still spending time together.
“I found this new guy at lunch … I think we just kind of hit it off right away,” said Otter Carychao. That “new guy” was Steven Huynh. Both in the Universal Ninth Grade, they’ve since gotten to know each other better through lunch and playing video games together.
Many of senior Eva Fostovsky-Geckeler’s friends are also her neighbors. One friend “was always right over the fence,” said Fostovsky-Geckeler. “One of my friends I met at my synagogue. Our moms were planning a party together, so I went to her house and we ended up hanging out,” she said.
“Everytime I enter a new school … I can change my personality just a little bit and find people,” said Yancy Alegre-Pacheco, a sophomore. As a result, Alegre-Pacheco made many of her friends in ninth and sixth grade. She often finds lots of individual friends, not friend groups.