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Finding effective study habits and managing stress during finals week

Cate Challgren, Features Editor January 14, 2021

As the daunting finals week is approaching, it is crucial to not only prepare academically, but to pay close attention to other factors that may affect finals week performances. Sleep deprivation,...

Warmer temperatures bridge the transition from winter sports to spring stressors.

Spring Season Schedule Changes

Nolan Tichy, Staff Reporter March 12, 2020

Nolan Tichy Staff Reporter After a long winter of sunless days and freezing temps, it appears spring is beginning to shine through the clouds and introduce the new lifestyles of students in the warmer...

Managing Stress

Rae Malik, Copy Editor December 10, 2018

Managing Stress Rae Malik Copy Editor Stress can be described as anything that causes changes in behavior by the environment. The human body responds to such changes caused by the environment...

Senior Sammy Patterson appearing stressed out while completing an assignment on her computer.

Stress Around the Holidays

Allison Stern , Opinions Editor January 12, 2017

Holidays are known for encompassing busy schedules and crazy relatives. When these distractions come into our lives, stress is never far behind. The weather gets colder, there are suddenly hundreds of...

The freshmen start to  gather in their hall at the beginning of snack break.

Freshmen Face the Reality of High School

Megan Albers, Visuals Team October 24, 2016

The freshman prepare themselves in every way possible.  They have double checked their school supplies, and have had their first day of school outfit planned for weeks.  The first day of school is already...

The common ways that students experience stress and steps that can be done to reduce it.

Stress Reducing Strategies for the School Year

Cami Reese, Copy Chief October 18, 2016

This time of year can be hectic; fall sports are in full swing, seniors are applying for college and everyone is getting back into the routine of the school year.  All of the activities and loads of homework...

Students stressing about college majors for unnecessary reasons

Nadia Klammer, Copy Editor April 24, 2014

Increased selectivity in college admissions has elevated the pressure on students to decide what they want to do when they get accepted to a college. “I felt pressure to pick a college major from...

Multitasking inhibits overall learning

November 27, 2012

There are countless distractions that can interfere with studying, but the internet is most prominent. Social media websites like Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest take concentration away from student studies...

Simple ways to decrease stress during this holiday

Simple ways to decrease stress during this holiday

December 21, 2011

The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression. The holidays present a dizzying array of demands — parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few. Overeating,...

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