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SAT should not be deciding factor for colleges

Kaplan SAT book representing the high costs that come with taking and preparing for the SAT.

Nadine Loureiro, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2020

As students grow older and reach the last two years of their high school career, there is a standardized test that never fails to incite an unhealthy amount of stress into their routine: the SAT.  According to College Board, the organization that administers the SAT, “Over 8 million students took...

Point/Counterpoint: Are Finals Good for students or Bad for Students

Hand completing a multiple choice exam.

January 19, 2018

Are semester finals good or bad? And should they be worth twenty percent of the grade. The question if stress and anxiety is a good reason to not like final exams or is it just an excuse among student.

Finals May Lead to Success but Cause Extra Stress For many students

Christian Haugen, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2018

Every 18-20 weeks students are busy studying and stressing out about finals which weigh twenty percent of their grades which is no small factor, it can determine whether or not you pass a class. Also students need to study for all of their classes and there is only 24 hours in a day and studying for...

Final Exams are a Nuisance to Students, but a Necessity to Future Success

Michael McKinzie, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2018

Every Semester Students across the country prepare for their final exams in pursuit of a passing grade in their various classes. Teenagers despise the tests due to the stress and anxiety they cause, but they do not recognize the impact they can have on their future. Final Exams provide students an idea of poss...

College planning through high school

Valerie Burgess and Ethan Thai

December 16, 2016

Throughout high school, the looming pressure to prepare for college is ever present. Classes, grades, class rank, and standardized testing scores are all factors which comprise the college application process. Beginning freshman year, the stress associated with high school to create the optimal portfoli...

Sleep deprivation and stress on the rise in education

Sarah Campbell and Sam Nabaty

December 16, 2016

Intelligence, opportunities, knowledge: all byproducts of getting an education. However, these things often come with a cost of stress, anxiety and sleep deprivation. Whether it be to get accepted into a specific college or pressure from parents, several students are struggling in an attempt to balan...

College creates anxiety for seniors

Emails from colleges.

Abbie Murray, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2015

Another school year begins and with it another wave of seniors must decide what their future may hold: whether it be picking the right college, getting a job, going to a trade school, or a combination of the above. Either way the process is exceedingly stressful. Most teachers and staff members hope...

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