How much time does the average high schooler spend on homework every night?

Many students find it difficult to finish their homework in a reasonable amount of time. Whether its a huge exam to prepare for, a presentation, or just a worksheet to complete, students are often stressed out by their loads of work and feel that they have taken on too much, too fast. The amount of work drastically changes when transitioning from middle school to high school.

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Mackenzie JonesComment
The Effects of Homework on Students

Many teachers often flood our after school lives with an abundance of homework that is intolerable. After school often times people want to relax from their hard days but later find that impossible when they open up their agendas from that past school day.


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Lili Noah
Why Should You Listen to Instrumental Music?

In the wide world of entertainment, a category much overlooked is the instrumental music category. Many teenagers seem to brush past this type of music because of the connection to classical music created by famous composers like Mozart or Bach, who tend to have a negative connotation to modern teens.

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Isabella Mule
The Importance of Electives

It is so important to take electives seriously throughout high school and try as many as you can. Electives help you widen your horizons and become more aware of jobs that you can pursue in the future. These classes reveal the skill sets of certain students that might not be obvious in their other classes, helping them see their strengths and providing them with opportunities to be of value to their other classmates.

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Lili Noah
A New Way of Learning

What if I told you you could learn life skills, problem solving, and perseverance in a unconventional and exciting way? Outward Bound School is a non-profit organization that teaches students these skills through exhibitions that range from 9 to 50 days long. After finishing his 9 day exhibition, Isaac Huntington said “I’m already ready to go back!”

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Sarah DeVito
  Tips for a Freshman from a Sophomore

As the school year is beginning, there is a lot of stress for incoming freshman and in reality all of us. There are so many things to do in high school that you can never get bored. You always have to try new things and communicate with your peers and teachers. As a freshman it is extremely important to make new friends and make relationships with your teachers.

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Lili Noah
High School: Everything You Need To Know

Going in to the High School is a really big transition for any student, and it can seem daunting to start at a new school. Everybody has first day nerves regardless of what grade they are in. It is a new adventure for the freshman and they have 4 years of knowledge, growth, and challenges ahead of them. With these few tips, you will have a marvelous start to a new chapter of your life.


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Rebecca Interdonati
College

As the juniors are starting their college visits and testing, the seniors are preparing to start new adventures and challenges for the next 4 years of their lives. With the daunting deadline of May 1st, it is important to prepare for college and the adjustments that you will face in your freshman year of college.
 

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Rebecca Interdonati
Midterm Stress

As midterm week approaches at Harborfields High School, stress and tension within students and teachers are raised. Many students, have various midterms scheduled on several days, whether it be in class or scheduled for the gymnasium.

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Sarah-Elizabeth Leveque
When It Comes To Anxiety, You’re Not Alone

Many people do not treat anxiety as something that people can suffer from. Since people cannot see it, often times they do not believe it is there. To state it simply, the website Bustle explains it as, “...an anxiety disorder isn’t a personality trait — it’s a medical condition”. Mental illnesses like anxiety, depression, etcetera, are overlooked and set to blame for the habits of our generation. If adults paid attention to the teenage perspective of anxiety, a better understanding of the situation could hopefully arise.

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Alexandra Palmieri
Steroids in the classroom: The Adderall Project

As of now the pill is only available to individuals who have been diagnosed with a disorder that causes a  lack of focus. It is supposed to make people who have attention problems “level off” normally; therefore, someone who has no attention problems would have heightened abilities while on the pill, as chanted by slate.com

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Jack Blitch
Always tired? You're not alone!

It takes an eternity to fall asleep, and eventually you wake up in the morning feeling drowsy and tired. In school you’re unable to focus and try hard not to fall asleep in class. Once school is over the cycle repeats. If this relates to you, then you’re one of the 85% of teens worldwide that share the same problem.

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Max Pelkonen