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31 Things Degrassi Taught You About High School

Jul 1 2014 - 5:32pm

It's been more than a decade since Degrassi: The Next Generation first took over the small screen. The follow-up to the popular '80s series Degrassi High, the second incarnation of the show taught teenagers everywhere how to feel. Those poor kids really went through the wringer over the course of our time with them: we saw eating disorders, pregnancies, a school shooting, struggles with sexuality, rape, drug use, alcohol abuse, and much, much more. But somehow, this resilient group of teens never let it get them down, and we were inspired to live our own lives of perseverance. In honor of Canada Day, keep scrolling to remember all the wonderful life lessons you learned from the Degrassi crew. Oh, and if you're looking for more ways to celebrate, you can see where Jimmy (aka Drake) is now by looking at his most hilarious memes [1].

Source: Teen Nick [2]

How to Be Totally Confident and the Master of Your Destiny

Reeling us right in, Liberty.

Source: Teen Nick [3]

The Correct Way to Deal With Haters

Just deal or else.

Source: Teen Nick [4]

How to Be Fierce and Not Even Sorry About It

"Activate judge mode."

Source: Teen Nick [5]

How to REALLY Wear a Thong

All you fools, tucking your underwear into your pants.

Source: Teen Nick [6]

How to Perfectly Execute the Elusive B*tch Slap

You can practically hear it. SMACK!

Source: Teen Nick [7]

How to Be a Total Badass in the Face of Adversity

We love you no matter what, Jimmy.

Source: Teen Nick [8]

The Real Meaning of "Pardon My French"

Pardon my French, but Paige needs to get the heck out of town!

Source: Teen Nick [9]

How to Resist Pizza, If You're Really Sure You Want To

But seriously. Don't resist pizza.

Source: Teen Nick [10]

How Turn Yourself Into a Superhottie

Mission: accomplished.

Source: Teen Nick [11]

The Correct Way to Use Your Old CDs

Who knew?!

Source: Teen Nick [12]

How to Be Sassy and in Control

You tell them, Liberty.

Source: Teen Nick [13]

How to Dish Out That Side-Eye

"Judging you, TBH."

Source: Teen Nick [14]

How to Clarify Your Feelings

Really? Because I thought you wanted me to, like, zombie back to life and hug you hard.

Source: Teen Nick [15]

What It Feels Like to Be Totally Punk Rock and in Love at the Same Time

Because Ashley and Craig were so punk rock.

Source: Teen Nick [16]

What Ecstasy Actually Is

Obviously.

Source: Teen Nick [17]

How to Turn It Around and Kick Some Ass

That's right. Don't let the haters get you down.

Source: Teen Nick [18]

How to React to Boys

So many giggles.

Source: Teen Nick [19]

How to Explain Your Sexuality

Well, that's good news.

Source: Teen Nick [20]

How to Be Like, "First Things First, I'm the Realest"

Marco: token gay character, resident sass master.

Source: Teen Nick [21]

How to Subtly Unleash a Judgmental Squint

It's so subtle, you almost don't even notice.

Source: Teen Nick [22]

What NOT to Do in Front of a Camera

Well, technically, that is one way to become famous.

Source: Teen Nick [23]

How to Coin Your Own Catch Phrase

Thanks, JT. You always know just what to say.

Source: Teen Nick [24]

How to Seduce the Entire World With Your Feminine Wiles

Remember when Emma suddenly got hot?

Source: Teen Nick [25]

How to Tell It Like It Is

Yeah, what now, huh?!

Source: Teen Nick [26]

How to Be Melodramatic

BRB, sobbing myself to sleep.

Source: Teen Nick [27]

What to Wear Once You Embrace Your Sexuality

V-necks and fedoras from here on out, everyone.

Source: Teen Nick [28]

How to Be a Major Tool

C'mon, guys. Go back to your cave where you belong.

Source: Teen Nick [29]

What to Do on Your First Date

"Nice posters."

"Thanks."

Source: Teen Nick [30]

How to Get Real About How You Feel

Degrassi wasn't afraid to get real, OK?

Source: Teen Nick [31]

How to Craft Your Own Special Insults

#TBT to that time Ashley took drugs alone at a party.

Source: Teen Nick [32]

How to Show Off Your Best Skills

Not sure if that's how you dribble, but hey, what do I know?

Source: Teen Nick [33]


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