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Starting School Later Would Benefit Students

Starting School Later Would Benefit Students

June 24, 2019

By Ian Woodruff It’s 6:30 in the morning, I hear the ringing of my alarm telling me to wake up. I got home from hockey last night at 11:00 p.m. My body is exhausted, and my brain is still asleep, but if I don't get up now I will miss the 6:45 bus. Throughout the day, the drowsiness I felt earlier be...

Homework is Unnecessary: Students Receive Enough Direct Instruction During the Day

Homework is Unnecessary: Students Receive Enough Direct Instruction During the Day

April 8, 2019

By Kayla Adams It’s Sunday night and your basketball team has just won the most important game of the year. Plans are quickly made with the team to go to dinner and celebrate the victory. You still feel jitters from when the buzzer went off cementing your victory. You listen to everyone’s paren...

Lack of Focus in School: Holiday Edition

Lack of Focus in School: Holiday Edition

Audreanna Dunton

December 1, 2017

As the seasons change, mindsets change too. Summer has officially passed, and the chilly winter days are approaching. However, even though some people may not be looking forward to this drastic weather change, they still manage to gain holiday spirit and are ready to celebrate and spend time with l...

Stressful Schedules: Regretful Students Realize That they May Not be up for the Challenge of Accelerated Classes

Stressful Schedules: Regretful Students Realize That they May Not be up for the Challenge of Accelerated Classes

Audreanna Dunton

October 20, 2017

Many students returned to school this fall with high expectations set for themselves to succeed in their classes. The start of school gives students a variety of different feelings, ranging from a rush of adrenaline to summer withdrawal from such a huge lifestyle change. While some students may enjoy catching up with...

Going To Sleep Early Could Benefit Students

Going To Sleep Early Could Benefit Students

Sydnee Arrasmith

May 25, 2017

Waking up early might seem like a crazy idea when all you want to do is wrap yourself up in a blanket and sleep like the dead until you absolutely have to wake up. Your alarm clock keeps ringing, but you just can’t seem to keep your eyes open. If students went to bed earlier they would have an easi...

Blue Light Disrupts Sleep

Blue Light Disrupts Sleep

Dagnija Tomsons

April 21, 2017

Imagine lying awake at night, unable to fall asleep. You toss and turn but can’t seem to get your mind to settle down. You eventually lie on your back and stare at the ceiling, cursing yourself for the lack of sleep you’re getting at that very moment. You wonder what can you do to get your body to...

High School Students Face Physical and Emotional Challenges Due to not Getting Enough Sleep

High School Students Face Physical and Emotional Challenges Due to not Getting Enough Sleep

Emma Whitehead

November 17, 2016

For junior, Alexis Garcia Nonato his day starts at 6 o'clock a.m., he gets up, gets dressed, brushes his teeth, combs his hair and is out the door by 6:45 a.m to catch the bus. He then gets to school by 7:00 a.m. and is in class by 7:33 a.m.  “I have math class first hour, and it is always really ha...

Good Morning, Loy Norrix: Schools Can Do Themselves a Favor by Changing Start Times to Suit Teens’ Needs

Good Morning, Loy Norrix:  Schools Can Do Themselves a Favor by Changing Start Times to Suit Teens’ Needs

norakhg

June 10, 2015

About what time do you wake up in the morning for school? For me, it depends on whether I can get a ride from one of my parents, or if I have to take the bus. On ride mornings, I can get up at 6:20 a.m. On bus mornings, I have to get up around 5:45 a.m. to make my 6:35 a.m. bus. I go to bed around ...

Sleep deprivation in teens: Why school should start later in the day

Sleep deprivation in teens: Why school should start later in the day

carolynswilson

March 17, 2015

    Most high school students know the drowsy feeling of having to wake up early for school whether it is at 5:30 or 7:30. Regardless, this contributes to a lack of motivation, energy, and can even cause health issues. According to the website Sleepfoundation, teens need about 8 to 10 hours...

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