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Family Connection Night: Relieving Stress from School

Family Connect Night happens one Wednesday per month, and is designed to let students connect with their  families.

Eva Watson, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

In the new 2019-20 school year  at North Forsyth High School, both student and teachers were introduced to Family Connect Night. Family Connect Night is on the first  Wednesday of every month where students are not assigned any homework and get to relieve stress and spend time with their families ...

How to Stay Motivated in the Last Few Months of the School Year

The last three months of school can be quite overwhelming with testing, assignments, sports, clubs and everything else. The key to surviving these stressful times is staying motivated.

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2019

Everyone knows the chaos of the last three months of the school year. Students want to give up as teachers pile on homework, projects and tests, and clubs start asking for community service hour logs and officer applications. So how can students stay motivated and not become overwhelmed as the schoo...

Does Finland Have it Right?: Cutting Down on Homework

Homework takes up far too much time of the day for students who are also
involved in extra clubs or sports. It leaves no room for time to relax at home, spend time with
family or even get jobs.

December 21, 2017

After a grueling eight hours of schoolwork and learning, students should be able to go home and relax, right? Wrong. Instead, they have to spend what should be free time doing homework. On average, high school students have about 3.5 hours of homework every night. This means that students spend 11.5...

Mastering Procrastination

Procrastination is defined by putting off a task for a more pleasurable one. This practice causes unnecessary stress which takes a toll on mental health.

Danielle Stone, Staff Writer

May 8, 2015

Everyone has had nights when they are overloaded with homework and have an essay or two to write, and, chances are, those tasks were put off until the last possible moment. For some people, this is only an occasional problem, but for others, procrastination is almost a disease. There are, however, many...

Is it Helpful, or a Hurdle?

Could homework actually cause students to do worse in the classroom?

Jack Dalmolin, Staff Writer

February 25, 2014

It has happened to everybody at some point in their lives: stacks of homework and notes piled up higher than Mt. Everest keep them awake until they hear the beeping of their dreaded alarm clock. Soda and energy drinks helped them survive the sleepless night, but promise a devastating crash during the...

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