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Opinion: The college application process is toxic

Opinion: The college application process is toxic

If you google “how to get into college,” more than a billion results will pop up. The college industry has turned into a capitalistic monster, made up of books, guides, videos, tutors, and endless experts that claim they’ll help you get into your dream college. People...

Suicide warning signs: Be informed

Suicide warning signs: Be informed

Students at Daniel Pearl Magnet High School are all too familiar with teen suicide due to junior Rebecca Becerra’s death in 2015. “We didn’t know anything because she always seemed fine,” senior Monica Hernandez said. “We thought she would be the last person to do...

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...

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...

Can students manage stress in high school?

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...

Can students manage stress in high school?

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...