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Is homework REALLY helpful? Students already do work inside of school, why should they do more outside of it? Teachers assign way too much work. Students need time for themselves, their jobs, families, friends, sports, or other extracurricular activities. Photo by iStock.

Is Homework REALLY Helpful?

Kinley Waltman, Staff Writer October 26, 2021

Homework. The word that all students dread to hear. Kids already have school work for seven to eight hours during the day. Who wants to do even more work when they get home? A study by Stanford University showed...

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

Family Connection Night: Relieving Stress from School

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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

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...

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