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Give us a break

Megan Clinton and Audrey Morrison November 10, 2020

The workload with online school is overwhelming. As soon as a big assignment is turned in, two more are assigned. It’s hard to catch a break and relax. It’s a never ending cycle of stress where...

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10 ideas to deal with election stress

Audrey Morrison and Megan Clinton November 4, 2020

Many people are experiencing many different emotions right now with the uncertainty of the election. It's okay and normal to feel overwhelmed or stressed. Here are 10 ways you can cope or distract...

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We’re still in a pandemic. Keep expectations for students reasonable.

Editorial Board September 11, 2020

The GMHS community is still living through unprecedented times. We know, you hear that too often, but it’s true. None of us have ever done this before. Mason teachers have never had to structure their...

Marlboro College, a liberal arts school in southern Vermont, nearly shut down before merging with Emerson College, based in Boston. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

No, the ‘Liberal Arts’ aren’t dying

Colter Adams, Managing Editor December 13, 2019

My first college fair was one of the most intimidating and claustrophobic experiences of my life. Scores of students crowded around the tables of big state schools, grabbing for brochures and business...

Teens show stress levels that rival those of adults. Teens’ stress levels have been found to increase during the school year, reaching average stress levels of 5.8 compared to 5.1 for adults. Additionally, more than 30% feel depressed, sad, and/or overwhelmed due to stress. (Photo Courtesy of American Psychological Association (APA))

Our future is haunting our present

Sneha Parthasarathy May 20, 2018

Ever since I was five years old, family, friends, and strangers have asked me what I want to be when I grow up. First, I would have answered “an astronaut.” Over time, my answer changed to a teacher,...

 Hannah Vanderkooy trying out the nap pod used in  Las Cruces High School in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  Las Cruces High School is one of four schools in the state that have adopted nap pods. (Photo Courtesy of Joe Suarez via National Public Radio)

Why there should be nap time in High School

Fernanda Molina, Editor-in-Chief March 6, 2018

I have seen many of my classmates fall asleep during a lecture in class. I’m sure you have too. It might have even been me, at some point. According to a recent study, only 15% of teenagers get 8...

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The stress of applying to college

David Martinez November 13, 2016

November is now upon us, and as the autumn leaves sink onto the yellowing grass, high school seniors all around the country sink into aging office chairs to continue the college application process. Each...

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10 School hacks every student should know

Melissa Boyle November 10, 2016

Here are 10 things to know that will help you make your schoolwork more manageable and relieve stress. Instead of searching for information on Google try Google Scholar Google Scholar is great...

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