Tag: stress

Stress and Scooters: How Playtime Helps Students Relax

Story by: Caroline Greaser
Photo Courtesy of: Caroline Greaser
Ever since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, stress levels of students have gone up everywhere. The signs of increased stress in a population may not be clear at first, but one obvious sign occurred last week, when a high school junior or senior wizzed down Gorman Road on a push-pedal Razor scooter, most models of which have not seen the light of day in almost ten years. His face was determined as his feet slapped the sidewalk, and the last of the silver bits of scooter between sheets of rust shone in the fading sunlight.

Art: The Perfect Way to Destress During a Pandemic

As she hunches over a blank sheet of paper, clutching a bar of charcoal in her hand, the shape of a girl forms. It’s herself. First the eyes, then the nose, her lips, and face. Lastly the most prominent figure on her drawing appears: her hijab.

Story by: Sumaya Abdel-Motagaly
Photo Courtesy of: Selma Hassanien

Day in the Life: AP Student

One could describe stress as high school’s weapon of choice. With homework, internships, and efforts towards a social life, the life of a high school student doesn’t always seem like High School Musical.

How 21st Century Standards Are Affecting Teens’ Mental Health

Gisele Chiang-Tenbrock Jaylynn Floyd Staff Reporters She slowly walked down the hallway, holding back tears as she checked her grades on her phone. She had failed all of the five tests that she had taken […]

Pro Tips on Sanity in a Time of Madness

Hung up on current events? Stressed from the morning paper? Here are some tips on how to get through troubling times.

Five Steps to Surviving Junior Year

Junior year is the year every high schooler dreads. Each 12th grader shudders upon its mention. My junior year was filled with experiences that helped me grow and defined me as a person. Below are five steps to surviving junior year.

School, Sports and Stress: The Rat Race is On

It’s 9 p.m. on a Monday night. After seven hours of school, a club meeting, two hours of sports practice and three hours of work, you just got home, but the day is far from over, thanks to every high schooler’s nightmare: homework. Armed with coffee and a sugary midnight snack, you hunker down for the study grind ahead. Sound familiar? If so, you may be a victim of the early-onset Rat Race.

America’s Happiness Problem

Our lives constantly revolve around what’s happening next—a perpetual cycle of working for something else, something better. But, what is that something we’re so passionately working towards?