Monday, February 29, 2016


Personally, I'd say that the moral/attitude around the sophomore class is that we're all pretty stressed and just ready for the year to be over. With Midterms done, we're all just exhausted and able to breathe a bit more even though homework is starting pile up. We're focused on finishing the rest of the year as strong as we possibly can even with all the adversity that we face. But at the same time, we are trying to enjoy our high school years. Everything in life will pay off with the hard work we put in now.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

As the class of 2019 we are not taken seriously by upperclassmen and administration. Besides that, our environment is amazing. Working with it to do many things. We gained leadership and so much experience. Even though the classes we take are easy (according to the upper class). We are stressed over the work we have and the pressure there is to do well in high school, but it is just the beginning

Being a freshman you do many new things, you learn to get out of your comfort zone. Finals and PSAT were our new experiences, among with other things. People teach you new things that not just help you with school, but additionally to life. Building confidence in yourself happens when you enter your freshman year, also getting comfortable with your surroundings. Overall, freshman year is absolutely amazing, and possibly one of your best years of high school. You will gain maturity and become a new person throughout your years in high school.
                                                                                                      -Adrienne Villacorta

    If I could use one word to describe pretty much how everyone is feeling right now, I would say STRESSED. We are all at that point in the school year where we just can't wait for it to be over but the sad reality is that, it only gets tougher from here. This is the time when all the exams grow near. Not only is AP testing only a few months away but other big tests such as the SAT and ACT come into play and we must also prepare for finals. As we are all still reeling from mid-terms, the cramming begins once again.
    This is the time when the Seniors are enjoying their last high-school everythings: last high-school games, last high-school dances, last high-school rallies, etc. Not to mention college letters are beginning to trickle in. While the Junior class is packing in as much information as possible to prepare for the tests whose scores could affect our futures. Regardless of the grade level we can all agree on one thing. We can't wait for school to end and summer to begin.

Monday, February 22, 2016

This is how it is

The Class of 2017 is known to be mostly competitive. There is a wide range of us, from the nonchalant ones to the perfectionists. Each of us has set a precedent for how we should perform because frankly only we know what's best for us and what we can handle. Everyone is just doing their own thing whether the minimum or maximum. People tend to gravitate to those who are similar to them and that is why there seems to be a line between the two sides. Obviously, school isn't everything, but it is a lot.

One thing is for sure: we all just want to pass in order to graduate. Junior year is the time for tightening up and making sure you're on the right track to graduate. Many people are trying to make up classes or take the extra mile. Some are just trying to get things over with. This past semester has played a pivotal role. Many students are balancing school, jobs, and sports as well as other extracurricular activities. We all know that semester grades are important for college and that they may break us or make us. Unfortunately, most of us are really caught up and drawn over grades. We must get the best grades and GPA possible! We must do more! There is also a lot of stress because this is testing season... SBACs, AP tests, SATs, ACTs, and of course finals. The competitive drive comes from how we all want to do well. Sure some are actually in it for competition, but majority is for survival. We aim to challenge ourselves as the saying goes, it's for hard workers. Now, we all have to grind and work even harder than before. STUDY. STUDY. STUDY. PASS. PASS. PASS. Ultimately, we are trying to do the best we can (or feel like) to make the rest of the year count one way or another.

The end of the year is getting closer and many of us don't feel ready to become seniors just yet... College applications and whatnot are right around the corner! Things are just getting started...