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

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

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

Does Finland Have it Right?: Cutting Down on Homework

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

Mastering Procrastination

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?

Is it Helpful, or a Hurdle?

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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