Education

Opinion: Dear College Board

Opinion: Dear College Board

It’s 1:06 a.m. on a Monday in March and I am frantically trying to recall the names of the processes that accompany fermentation not found in glycolysis.  I haven’t left my room in three hours because a break is a royalty I do not have the right to indulge myself in....

Opinion: OCD is not an adjective

Opinion: OCD is not an adjective

Looking back at Mental Health Awareness Month in May, mental health issues and the increasing number of people affected by them are not going anywhere. According to the National Institute of Mental Health 51.1 million adults in the U.S suffer from mental illness, with...

Opinion: The overexposure and stigma of mental illness

Opinion: The overexposure and stigma of mental illness

Insensitive comments downplaying mental health struggles fill the hallways of high schools every day. I struggle to identify a day in the past month in which I did not hear someone around me make a joke about suicide. Harmful language like "I'm gonna kill myself, LOL"...

Column: Five tips for a productive and satisfying life

Column: Five tips for a productive and satisfying life

Nowadays, during a pandemic, there is no surprise that most high school students are feeling unmotivated and stressed out about the world and school.  I have also gone through this phase — when the pandemic began, I did not want to go out of my bed or do homework. But...

A pandemic mental health guide

A pandemic mental health guide

With the many changes and stressors affecting our lives due to the pandemic, it’s important to prioritize our mental health and take care of ourselves during this time. Here are a few ways you can improve your mental health amidst everything going on. Go outside As...