Author: Miguel Cisneros

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Christmas decorations are being put up, the air is getting colder and the stress of trying to raise your semester grades is getting to you… it must be time for finals. Don’t fret, here are some ideas to help you study. *Rememdownloadber these are just ideas, so do whatever helps you.

  • Start! Just start . Don’t wait until you feel like starting or after just one more YouTube video.
  • Predict questions. Look over past test and reviews to get an idea of what the test will be on the test.
  • Make it Memorable. Create rhymes or acronyms, maybe even make up new lyrics to a song. Something catchy that will help you remember.
  • Study the right way. Remember listening to Hamilton isn’t studying for History and reading articles on Buzzfeed isn’t studying for Language Arts. Instead of just staring at notes try practice
  • Study in Intervals. Don’t go over an hour without giving yourself a break. Maybe reward yourself with five to ten minutes of T.V. or social media.
  • Study with friends. This may or may not help you. If you can have friends around without being distracted, then a friend or study group could help you get more done.
  • Don’t stay up too late. I know we all feel like we need to cram in as much studying as we can, but sleep is also important. If you feel like you need a little more time, study in the morning before school.
  • Switch it up. Switch up the subject your studying to not feel overwhelmed or bored.


imagesOf course there is a lot more you can do but these are just some simple images-1guidelines to follow.In the end, just try different techniques and pick what helps you. Don’t stress over it too much, it isn’t the end of the world. Just by trying your best, the work will pay off in the end.

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Outdoor Garden

While many students tend to gravitate towards modern technological activities, some students still prefer to be involved with nature. Those include students in the Greenhouse club and the Go Green club.

Greenhouse club: Basil, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, and sunflowers are only a few of the things Greenhouse clubs grows. This club has been doing this for over five years. At the end of each year they sell all of the produce grown.

The purpose of the club is to learn how to grow organic edible produce; or as adviser and biology teacher Kathleen Sainato more simply stated, “to grow plants”. Apart from the indoor greenhouse, located in S105, where most herbs are grown, the club introduced an outdoor garden. This space is located behind the C building and is primarily used for sunflowers and peppers.

Indoor Greenhouse in S105

Go Green Club:

“We try to teach students how to change their daily habits in order to reduce their carbon footprint” says Senior Johanna Aleman, president of the club. Some of the things they promote are using less energy, recycling and vegetarianism as well as veganism.

This club has very big plans to impact our school this year. Over winter break there will be refillable water stations installed and more recycling bins are going to be placed around campus. They will also be reminding all staff to power down their computers over the break. Members meet twice a month on Wednesdays.

If you are interested in joining either of these environmentally positive clubs listen for the announcements or check around campus for posters. Both clubs meet in S105.