Stress: The Side Effects and the Solutions Reply

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Jennifer Ly

Stress is something most people deal with, especially students. Some stress is good, as it helps people prepare for the future. However, adverse and excessive stress can destroy a person’s well-being, mentally and physically.

According to Mayo Clinic, side effects of stress include headaches, muscle tension, fatigue, and sleep problems. Stress also causes anxiety, lack of motivation or focus, frustration, and depression, while also causing people to overeat/undereat, grow isolated, and exercise less. More…

The Fault in Our Generation 2

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Quang Truong

Dear children born after 2000,

Please get your act together. Our generation is by far the worst generation of them all in many ways. Constantly, we get bashed and criticized for our bizarre behavior. Many worry about their eyebrows more than grades. The abundance of technology can help us make amazing advances, but yet many decide it is more important to see what Kim Kardashian wore to the Met Gala. Superficial.

Currently, our generation has not been named, but some names in speculation are the iGeneration or Generation Z. Some even call this generation the “Snowflake Generation” due to its sensitivity. More…

Put down your phone! 2

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Destiney Hagberg

When we go out  with our families, it really is a time to spend time with them.  Yet, I have often been to restaurants and seen families sit in complete silence all staring at their little screens. Technology shouldn’t be taking over our lives. More…

Internet Safety Reply

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Thao Vy Phan

Since the arrival of Chromebooks, the GoGuardian has been effectively blocking inappropriate websites. However, the software has also prevented legitimate sites such as debate.org along with other websites. According to Education World, the internet service provider of the public education system claims that 75 to 80 percent of the school districts filter the internet or plan to do so. The issue regarding the method of monitoring the internet has caused many intense debates among educators, parents, technological experts and others.
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Who Runs the World? Girls! Reply

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Leandra Gimenez

Tammy Barnett is a 25 year old woman from the town of  Robeline, Louisiana who is making history. She was once a police officer in her hometown, but she is turning in her badge to join the military. Many women in the US are apart of the military but the reason that Tammy is making history is because she is the first woman in the United States to be a part of the infantry. More…

1960s PE vs 2016 PE Reply

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Jennifer Ly

A Physical Education program at La Sierra High created by Coach Stan LeProtti in 1957 was notorious in the 1960s for regularly asking more of the students there than the military today. According to mental_floss, push-ups, pull-ups, and suspended sit-ups were done on a circuit throughout a twelve-minute warm-up and a five-minute exercise through an obstacle course. The program even had custom equipment like peg boards and monkey bars. More…

Horrible Homework 2

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Destiney Hagberg

As kids get older and go through school, we begin to mourn the death of our free time due to the amount of homework we receive and all the long nights we stay up to finish everything. As the weeks continue, we then wake up early the next day to repeat the cycle all over again. Homework shouldn’t take up our whole day after school; it should only be some practice. More…

Block Scheduling- Yes, No or Maybe So? Reply

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Each year, on the second week of school, new students are bewildered with their schedule. No history class on Thursday but nearly and hour and a half of it on Friday! It sounded complicated with too many things to memorize. In reality, it is very simple.

Students and teachers at many schools have adapted to the ways of block scheduling, but both may not know the benefits.

There are different types of block scheduling for schools. Some schools alternate classes where they meet with different teachers every day. Others do a trimester switch off where students take two to three classes for 60 days in order to earn credits.

Here at Stacey, block scheduling takes place every Thursday and Friday. On Thursday, students are expected to attend their four odd period classes and on Friday attend their four even period classes.

The way the classes are set up on these two days is ingenious. During the first three days of the week, the classes are regular for the students and teachers. The students go to all 6 classes on their schedule and have lunch in between. With block scheduling, each class is given a bit more attention because of the additional time. More…