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  • The Truth about Anxiety

    The Truth about Anxiety

    Eleanor Tran, Journalist

    December 18, 2018

    Imagine standing in front of your third period class, next in line to give your final presentation ,and it feels as though your body is trying to keep you from succeeding. You feel your heart racing, butterflies in your stomach, and the gut-wrenching thought of what others are going to say about you....

  • Violent Video Games; A Gateway to Aggression

    Violent Video Games; A Gateway to Aggression

    Gracyn Taylor, Editor-in-Chief

    December 18, 2018

    It is no question that video games have become one of the most popular past times in today’s culture with approximately 90% of children who play them on a regular basis, 85% of those containing violence. Issues have arisen as to if violent video games have a negative impact on society, especially t...

    There is a common pattern between violent video games and aggressive behavior.

  • 10 Ways to Cope with Anxiety

    10 Ways to Cope with Anxiety

    Malia Taylor and Agamchat Dhami

    December 18, 2018

    Talk to someone/research online: Talking to people you are comfortable with can help you unleash all of the feelings you’ve been bottling up. If you don’t have anyone you feel comfortable talking to, researching online will help you find professional help or other ways to cope with your anxiety. ...

  • Overbooked? Is it too Much?

    Overbooked? Is it too Much?

    Molly Burton, journalist

    December 18, 2018

    High school is a stressful, and strenuous time, especially for the kids taking advanced classes, being involved in clubs, and extra curricular. Teenagers already don’t get the recommended sleep every night, and kids who add on to a normal high school schedule get even less sleep. Advanced place...

  • Social Media: Draining People’s Batteries

    Social Media: Draining People’s Batteries

    Addie Azevedo, Journalist

    December 18, 2018

    The Social Media Effect: possibly damaging mental health for approximately 90 percent of teenagers according to With using social media comes the positives and the negatives not only to self-esteem but also to overall health. Bad Sleep Blues Not getting enough sleep can lead to crankiness, sluggishness, and being tired all day which then lessens con...

  • Life Without the LED’s

    Life Without the LED’s

    Taitem Brown, Journalist

    December 18, 2018

    Every day we are obsessed with looking at our phones, computers, T.V.’s, and we can’t imagine what it would be like not having them constantly at our fingertips. There are those who don’t have screens around them or they have even chosen to give it all up just because they know it is better for them...

  • What is Sleep?

    What is Sleep?

    Sanjana Sivakumar, Journalist

    December 18, 2018

    We all have those nights, when we have so much to do that we don’t get enough sleep. This is true especially, for high schoolers. Teenagers in high school have so much to do from sports to homework, that they don’t always have time for themself and to get a good night's sleep. Teenagers need ...

  • Holding Your Head Up High

    Holding Your Head Up High

    Sophia Taylor, Journalist

    December 18, 2018

    Anxiety, the voice in the back of our minds that tells us we aren’t good enough, makes us replay embarrassing moments in our head again and again and constantly reminds us of our flaws. Even when we know it’s all mental, it can be so hard to put on a brave face and pretend we don’t care. In...

  • Top 10 Things to do to Manage Your Time

    Top 10 Things to do to Manage Your Time

    Ally Pendleton, Journalist

    December 17, 2018

    High school students are constantly under the stress and pressure of grades. AP and Honors courses that require a lot of work can take up a lot of free time, and things on top of classes like sports and clubs can also take up a lot of time. Although there is a lot of stress, there are also ways that...

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Survive and Thrive in High School

Deven Stokes, Newspaper Editor

For many students, high school can be a huge transition into the next stage of a student’s life. On some days, it may feel impossible to even survive through one day of...

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