When the news that the Wednesday late start coming to an end filled the middle school, there was an uproar. One eighth-grader said “I am very upset that the late start is now gone. I used that time to catch up on sleep and or work on projects. That time helped me not only be more energized in school but also helped me get work done.” It was a day where school started at 9:00 a.m. leaving children an extra hour to sleep in. If the student could not stay home during this time, they were allowed to come to school and wait for school to start. Continue reading 9:00 AM Wednesday Start
Finals. The last obstacle before we can leap into the summer. These famously tricky exams are possibly the most stressful part of the year, maybe even more so than midterms. Some teachers spend weeks preparing their students, while others barely mention them until two days beforehand. The students are quite similar. Some take up hours a day studying, and some study barely fifteen minutes in total. The question is: How much prep is too much prep? Continue reading Finals: How Much Prep is Too Much Prep?
It’s a Monday morning, and you’re feeling drowsy at school. What better to wake you up than a nice cold bottle of soda? The refreshing, cold, bubbly drink fills your mouth with joy. But what is really inside these kinds of drinks? Continue reading The Soft Drink Conspiracy
It has been around for years and years with supporters and deniers. It has had loads of articles published on it, and people have talked about it constantly. It is in almost all of our processed foods, and almost all of our processed drinks. What is it? High fructose corn syrup. As a sweetener made from corn, it doesn’t seem to be that bad for you. But people have their different opinions.
“The fine line between roaring with laughter and crying because it’s a disaster is a very, very fine line. You see a chap slip on a banana skin in the street and you roar with laughter when he falls slap on his backside. If in doing so you suddenly see he’s broken a leg, you very quickly stop laughing and it’s not a joke anymore.” -Roald Dahl
Laughter, the universal language of us all. No matter where you come from you have the ability to laugh. It is programmed into your genes and whether you want to laugh or not you don’t have much control over it. It is beautifully said by Roald Dahl that when the poor chap breaks his leg it makes it a lot less funny.