Lake Oswego School District has high level courses and a wide range of different classes. Although it's academics are great, however, its atmosphere and students are not. The pressure of doing well and going to college at our school has been the cause of sleep deprivation, high stress levels, and mental illnesses at our school, and is becoming a very prominent issue. Another issue that I have noticed at my school is discrimination against minorities. I would like to change the obligation to succeed at our school, and in some way let students know that it is ok to take only what is a comfortable workload for the year. I would also like to change the fact that minorities in race, religion, gender, and sexuality are openly made fun of at our school, and help people to become more accepted and comfortable. As a mixed race and queer student myself, I find acceptance is an important factor when one wants to be able to feel comfortable in their own learning environment.