Is CHS senior Warren actually YSU freshman Warren?


Ella Hazy, Senior Contributor

While most students start stressing over college decisions during their senior year, Canfield senior and Youngstown freshman Joey Warren took a different route.

In August of 2019, Warren started his freshman year at Youngstown State University as a 17-year-old who hadn’t yet graduated from high school. 

Warren attends classes on the YSU campus five days a week, which give him college credits and fulfills the credits necessary to graduate high school.

“I thought the college experience would be nice and the high school was funding it, so why not,” he said.

His classes this semester consist of General Psychology, Microeconomics, College Algebra, and Descriptive Astrology. On most days, Warren is on campus from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; however, on Thurdays he has one class from 9:30 to 10:45, then has the rest of the day free.

He will continue to compete on Canfield’s bowling team, and will graduate with the high school class of 2020 in May. 

“I decided towards the end of last school year. I met with Mrs. Kalina over the summer, and she was super helpful with sorting things out. Then I was able to start at YSU in August,” Warren explained. 

Warren wants to make it clear that grades will not make or break your future, saying, “You don’t need to be the best student, as long as you’re an active student. College is no joke but it’s kind of a joke.” 

He expressed that the process of enrolling was pretty simple, and concluded with, “I would recommend it, college is fun and it’s a good head start for your future no matter what you wanna do.”