Why its good to be a high school loser

  Americans are obsessed with high school. Whether you were the head cheerleader or president of the math club, whether youre still trying to forget that time you got a swirlie or you wish you could relive your glory days as homecoming king, those years take up a lot of space in our minds. In movies from "Sixteen Candles" to "Ten Things I Hate About You" to this weeks "Prom," social life is determined by where one sits in the cafeteria. Labels cool kids, freaks, emos, even Twihards and Gleeks are especially important when youre a teenager, and can be powerful enough to define an entire high school experience.

Why its good to be a high school loser.