The busy blues: Winter expectations can lead to stressed-out students

This time of year, the to-list and calendar can feel overwhelming. It's important that students take the time to organize their activities and take care of themselves when the expectations get high.

Emma Santillo, Staff Writer

January 31, 2020

   After coming back from winter break, many students immediately feel stressed about the work that comes right after the break. With midterms, National History Day, science fair, new units in almost every class, course selection, and work, many students have no time for themselves and can only get...

Beyond teaching: Roper leads anxiety support group

For students that are struggling with anxiety at school, history teacher Delia Roper runs a support group that teaches teens about resources and methods for dealing with stress.

Abigail Lindsay, Editor in Chief

December 2, 2019

As stress and anxiety levels rise in teenagers, access for resources for teens should grow with this need.  Stress is defined by Mental Health America (, as the reaction that the body feels in response to pressure in life.  High school students experience high levels of stress, with over 83% of stress being related to school.   Delia R...

No sleep ’til senior year: Junior year challenges students

Juniors, like Lulu Herman (seen here) can find themselves up late into the night, working on homework and studying for tests.  Junior year is often seen as the most crucial year due to it being the most recent year seen by colleges during the application process.

Zsilas Michael Hughes, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

Junior year, 11th Grade, a rising senior. No matter what you call it these 180 days of focused education, this year is perceived to be one of the most difficult in high school. Junior year is filled with educational responsibilities, extracurricular scheduling, and the impact of emotional changes....

PowerSchool app: the tool that never was (Editorial)

PowerSchool sends popup notifications to students phones, as well as the app showing live updates of grades.

Carter Smith, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

In the Carlisle Area School District, students and parents are able to monitor grades through a program called PowerSchool. Earlier this decade, the company released a mobile app so that users could monitor their grades instantaneously. While this app is meant to aid families, in recent years, the resourc...

Stress and the Student: How can we deal with life’s pressures?

With everyday tasks as well as high school demands, it's easy to feel stressed and overwhelmed.

Haliey West, Student Life

October 14, 2014

Stress is pressure or tension forced by someone else or a material object; it can cause a person to have a mental or emotional strain. Stress is something we can not hide from. It affects almost all of us at some point in our lives. Things to think about: how can you cope with stress and what...

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