The Importance of Sleep to High school Students
Although many students may think sleeping for less than eight hours is not a big deal, the various effects sleep has on mental health, physical health, and academic life are serious. Less than eight hours of sleep can cause forgetfulness and hypertension. According to a study done by the University of California, sleeping for less than eight hours leads to memory loss and brain deterioration.
As August settled and the reality of a fourth and final return to Cardinal Hayes High School was approaching, I was preoccupied with ensuring my senior year would be as smooth and stress-free as possible. When my final pre-year packet arrived, I was eager to see my schedule as I hoped for the easiest classes possible. While going through my schedule, I was content and happy with what I saw. When I arrived to my listed “English 12”...
No matter who you are, you have probably found yourself procrastinating at one point or another. Once you understand what procrastination really is, then you will be able to avoid it. Procrastination can be defined as the space between your objective and its execution. Procrastination is all about putting off something so you can feel good at that moment. Although procrastination may feel satisfying, it has multiple negative effects. Procrastination causes stress, affects efficiency, and eventually causes grief.
I can tell you first hand that senior year can be very stressful. Most people believe that senior year is the easiest year in high school, so they start to slack off on their studies. However, this is not the case. There is a lot of pressure that comes with being a senior such as, the college application process, grades, recommendations, SATs, extra-curriculars, FAFSA, EOP, and the dreaded college essay. Nonetheless, all of this can be handled with one simple thing, time management.
With new games like Overwatch, Titanfall 2, and Battlefield 1, and the most recent Call of Duty, it’s easy to become a gameaholic. For most people, playing video games is not a serious “addiction,” but is a way to entertain themselves during the day. A gameaholic is a person who is addicted to games, continually trying to get that platinum trophy or increase their rank.