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End of the Semester: Will We Make It?

December 9, 2016 5:32am | Katie Hill

Finals are quickly approaching and will be here soon so the question is: Are you ready? The stress is always on the minds of students because the weight of certain finals are up to 30 or 40 percent. This is a full letter grade if […]

Black Friday: boom or bust

November 27, 2016 11:54pm | Abby Moses

The season of giving, receiving, thanking and celebrating is upon us with Thanksgiving glee, Christmas and New Year’s Eve just around the corner. What people often look forward to, in hopes of preparing for the upcoming festivities, is Black Friday: a widespread ‘holiday’ celebrating the […]

School needs to start later

November 13, 2016 4:39am | Eli M. Demosthenes

As the previous two articles on this subject of sleep and start times have discussed, students need more sleep, and will benefit from delaying when school starts. It’s not a question of if, but a question of how. One obstacle that schools face when trying […]

Different look on cheating

November 12, 2016 3:52pm | Josh Forbes

A major part of all high school academics is the extremely common trend of cheating. There are a lot of pressures people face to be what others view as successful, especially with grades. It is commonly seen that the extreme measure students take to get […]

Schools need to look at the science behind sleep

November 6, 2016 4:16am | Eli M. Demosthenes

It is unfortunate that many school districts have not accepted the credible, scientific research behind sleep. Getting a good night’s sleep is not solely a matter of comfort, it’s a necessity in the same way eating and drinking are. Furthermore, teenagers are said to need […]

Advice to keep your Halloween safe and enjoyable

November 1, 2016 12:19am | Addi Iken

When we think of Halloween, we automatically think of candy and parties. While candy is certainly tasty and parties are certainly fun, it is important to be aware of our actions on Halloween and make good decisions. This statement is applicable to all ages, both […]

Everything to know about the PSAT

October 20, 2016 3:49am | Sarah Fantle

The PSAT is a two-hour test given once a year in October. Many juniors and some sophomores take the PSAT as preparation for the SAT taken late junior year, which is used for college admissions and allows students to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship […]

Help! I’m stressed!

October 8, 2016 5:20am | Addi Iken

School began in August. September was a month to start settling in, and now it’s October when the reality of it all hits us like a ton of bricks. Teachers are grading harder, more homework is being assigned, sports are becoming more competitive, the list […]

Are students sleep deprived?

October 7, 2016 7:00pm | Eli M. Demosthenes

Sleep. The world alone can make a person tired, not to mention all of the other activities in a teenager’s life. LHS students are expected to be bright-eyed and ready to learn with pencil and paper in hand to attend a 7:20 am start time […]

Putting the fun back into learning

October 5, 2016 4:17pm | Molly Rosales

Learning is a lot of things: It’s hard, it’s exhausting but most of all it’s daunting. We’ve experienced the 90 minute blocks to try and get all this information in with limited amounts of time. We’ve done hours and hours of homework that results in […]