The strong foundation of a student’s start of the day is the feeling of waking up, refreshed and prepared for what’s piled on ahead. It’s what motivates a student to go through the long hours of mandatory education for five days a week, resulting in rewarding successes of good grades, an increase of self-esteem and … More Why Should School Start Later?
Is there such thing as “stress level”? I know that it’s a term because often times I use it whenever I complain that I have a ton of homework on a school day, an exam or a quiz the next day (curse you calculus and biology!), and school starts at 8 in the morning. I … More Stress Level or just an Exaggeration?
As we grow older, the closer the world of adulthood seems to be getting. Each step at a time, each hour pass, day, months, then years, it’s no wonder there’s a huge difference between how a junior in high school sees the world and a freshman’s point of view. I have a younger sister who … More In the Eyes of Myself
It was my first football game past Friday and it wasn’t just any football game. Bell Game was the annual event, a tradition carried on for many years as a symbol of rivalry between Edison and our school. As far as I’ve gotten down, the goal was to win the Bell from the school that won it … More Our Team Lost but Gained Something Better
Yesterday, two of my friends and I went to Universal Studios in Hollywood. To be quite honest, we had a bad start. My friend, Christine and I have been talking about going to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for some time and we were really excited about trying the Butterbeer, seeing the layout of … More Disappointments have Happy Endings
“A friend is someone with whom you dare to be yourself.” -Frank Crane My friends know that I am weird, outgoing, very different from the rest. Well, that’s because it’s me. Being weird is normal. There’s nothing wrong with a little bit of randomness in life. Why am I like this? Oh, that’s simple. I … More Being Free Along the Beach
To me, the word “essay” is the one word I’ve despised the most in the world of English and other subjects that required such a task. Every time I hear it, see it or even know that it’s part of my vocabulary, my inner soul and mind revolts it so much. I think of that structured, … More A Beautiful Mess
Over the past couple of years, I’ve been noticing more and more things about myself. Not only did I realize more of my physical strengths and weaknesses, I had set up a set of mind that resulted from what I’ve experienced from the past years. I’m actually pretty emotional and anxious (surprise, surprise!), and it’s … More Forgiven
Let’s face it: school has turned into more of a prison than an actual fun house by the time we enter as ninth graders. It’s just a constant struggle of the usual: pile of homework if you got honors or AP, upcoming tests from two of your least favorite classes on the same day … More Teen Talk: 4 Life Hacks of a Student