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Burnt out on school? Follow these tips!

Burnt out on school? Follow these tips!

Now that whatever measure of winter we had in California has melted away, it seems as if everyone’s mind is focused on one thing: spring break! Sunny days spent relaxing and enjoying the warm weather seem to be extremely close. Here are some tips to help you stay...

Opinion: Containing college application stress

Opinion: Containing college application stress

It is that time of year again. The emails are coming--the “Congratulations, we’re excited to offer you admission to the class of 2019,” and the “There were many other qualified candidates.” There will be tears; tears from finally, finally, getting into that dream...

Opinion: Containing college application stress

Tips on how to excel in a college interview

College is viewed as an important pathway to build up our future careers. Through extracurriculars, volunteering, opportunities, and internships, students constantly take part in various activities in order to improve their chances of getting into college. People...

Opinion: Containing college application stress

Exploring Mental Health at Arcadia

Ensuring the health and safety of students should be a top priority for all high schools. Yet, an aspect of it has often gone neglected—the mental health of students. Arcadia High School is no exception. The city of Arcadia consists of a predominantly Asian-American...

Opinion: Containing college application stress

Can students manage stress in high school?

“I’d have to say high school has definitely been stressful over the past few years… I’m always trying to find the perfect balance between school work and time for myself as a person—not a student. However, it can get kind of difficult sometimes when you reach a point...

The teachers that mothered me

The teachers that mothered me

From my junior year English teacher asking me about what was wrong at home, to our vice principal asking me about the sexual abuse I endured as a child, a sudden realization finally hit: my mental health concerns my teachers more than my grade point average does. And...

Opinion: Containing college application stress

How to stress less

For a high school student managing more than six classes, sports, extracurricular activities, getting at least 8 hours of sleep each night is just the cherry on top of a not-so-balanced cake. Add on top with that college classes, college applications, and trying to...

Types of stress and effects

Types of stress and effects

"Fight or Flight." You might have heard this term before. If you haven't well then you just have. This is just one way your body reacts to factors in life: positive or negative. You've heard the term stress before.. Right? Everyone goes through it. It is the way your...

Anxiety in the atmosphere

Anxiety in the atmosphere

As Shawnee Mission East senior Caroline Birt drove out of Baker University’s campus on a brisk February afternoon, she turned to her mom, cracked a smile, and told her, “This is where I want to go to school.” For the first time in over seven months, Birt made a...

My message: Protect students with mental illnesses

My message: Protect students with mental illnesses

Dear future president, Protect teenagers with mental illnesses. Teenagers are more susceptible to anxiety disorders, and depression, which are common mental illnesses caused by pressure from school, the media, and family; many teens don’t know how to deal with these...