Opinion

Opinion: How I cope with distractions

Opinion: How I cope with distractions

How long does it take to do your homework? A very long time. When do you sleep? Late. I used to answer these questions with an immediate “quickly” or "early" but not anymore. It has not been long since I changed my working habits and schedule, and it took many long,...

Opinion: My unique, peaceful experience at the airport

Opinion: My unique, peaceful experience at the airport

The morning traffic was already terrible. Everything was hectic — I saw two car accidents and three lane closures in the first 30 kilometers. When we pull into LAX, however, a familiar calming scene of busy folk, families, executives and vacationers saturate my senses...

Opinion: Sleep deprivation is affecting students

Opinion: Sleep deprivation is affecting students

We all know what it feels like to be at school for seven hours. From time to time, we have moments when we yawn during our teacher’s lecture and fall asleep in class without even realizing. As teenagers, we are at the most important stage of growth and development,...

Spring forward for daylight saving time on March 10

Spring forward for daylight saving time on March 10

Unless you live in Hawaii or in certain parts of Arizona, the special month has finally come to fast forward time. Most Americans will wake up to a Sunday morning feeling groggy and annoyed, knowing that they lost an hour of their precious sleep. March 10 marks the...

The enigma of time crystals

The enigma of time crystals

According to Gizmodo.com, “Time crystals [are] systems of atoms that maintain a periodic ticking behavior in the presence of an added electromagnetic pulse, […]”. If studied correctly, time crystals can be used for quantum technologies. Time crystals are found in...

Facing an unfair PSAT/SAT Proctor: know your rights

Facing an unfair PSAT/SAT Proctor: know your rights

  As a teenager, it is hard to tell adults that they are in the wrong. But if you know your rights, you can stand up for yourself and the people around you. This skill will take you far in life—support any argument with solid evidence and adults will stare at...