Has High School Diminished Interest in Reading?

Has High School Diminished Interest in Reading?

The sad fact is that many kids today do not read for pleasure. Researchers have found that after the age of 8, interest in reading “sharply…

3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Taking AP Classes

3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Taking AP Classes

Last year, as a rising junior, I was beyond scared to take my first AP classes, but looking back, I wish I had taken more…

The Importance of Personal Time in High School

The Importance of Personal Time in High School

As a high school student, it seems as though my time is everything other than “me” time.  There is time set aside for school, for homework, for…

How to Make the Last Days of Summer Count

How to Make the Last Days of Summer Count

In theory, summer should be the perfect time to relax and unwind from the busy school year.  However, sometimes it is hard to not sleep…

4 Things to Prepare for When Going into Junior Year of High School

4 Things to Prepare for When Going into Junior Year of High School

Junior year is one crazy 180 days, and I am definitely speaking on behalf of every 16-17 year old.  Everything we do during this year is…

How Can You Channel Your Anger Elsewhere?

How Can You Channel Your Anger Elsewhere?

It’s hard being a high schooler, and it’s no wonder so many of us are angry, frustrated, or on edge often.  A Harvard survey of 10,148 teens,…

What is the Gay-Straight Alliance?

What is the Gay-Straight Alliance?

Your school may have a GSA, but for those who don’t have one at their school: GSA stands for Gay-Straight Alliance, and it is a…

The Pros and Cons of Service Trips

The Pros and Cons of Service Trips

It is not uncommon to hear about your classmates and friends choosing to go on service trips, or opportunities to volunteer abroad.  There are programs, such as…

Does Netflix Hinder Academics?

Does Netflix Hinder Academics?

Netflix, an on-demand internet streaming service, was first digitally launched in 1999; throughout the years, it has become the premiere way to stream television shows, documentaries,…

How Humans of New York Gets It Right

How Humans of New York Gets It Right

In 2010, Brandon Stanton, a New York City photographer, started a project called “Humans of New York”.  Known as HONY, this project features “street portraits”…

Op-Ed: Why Does Junior Year Come Down to One Big Test?

Op-Ed: Why Does Junior Year Come Down to One Big Test?

Junior year is considered to be the most stressful year of high school because of the enormous amount of testing and pressure put on students….

5 Lessons Learned from ‘Friday Night Lights’

5 Lessons Learned from ‘Friday Night Lights’

Sometimes in life we learn from unlikely sources, and it’s not every day that a TV show teaches you something.  One day I started to watch…

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