How to deal with drama at school

By: Durartu and Fiona M.

Drama can be everywhere, and it can really take a big toll on your everyday life. At school for example, If you are stuck in the middle of drama, it is really hard to bounce back on track. Here are a few ways you can stay away from drama at school.

1. Choose Good Friends

Picking the right group of friends would definitely help you a lot when it comes to “hanging out with the right crowd.” It’s important to have a bunch of people you can trust and come back to when things go rough, for study sessions, and more. But it also helps the fact that drama will  be out of your life. When picking the right friends that you love and trust, it’s so much easier to have a good school year with no drama.

2. Treat Others How You Want to be Treated

  • Speak to and of others how you would like to be spoken to, and about
  • Make an effort to respect people even if they don’t show you that same respect

3. Walk Away From the Situation

Sometimes it’s best to walk away from the situation rather than staying in it and letting it get bad. A lot of times, people don’t realize that these situations can be very toxic and really affect you in a bad way at the end. Most times, it can get to the point where rumors start to appear and that can never be a good thing. If you know that arguing back and forth isn’t going to make things better then just save yourself the stress and just let it go.

4. If it Gets Serious, Talk to a Teacher

Drama can be handled at a certain standard but at times it can get bad. I personally have seen situations where an individual was verbally attacked and it was pretty bad. If that is the case, then talking to an adult may help. Telling on people, I know, doesn’t seem cool, but at the end it will be all worth it because it will resolve the situation.

5. Don’t let it Affect You.

In situations like these, it can really take a toll on a person and can make you feel different about yourself. Try and remember that you don’t need to let it get that far. Always remember who you are and what you’re about. Don’t let others take that away from you because you are stronger than that.

Tips and tricks to survive high school

By: Fiona M.

High school is a huge barrier that both blocks and represents our future. To be able to grasp that future in your hands, you need to be able get that diploma. But who said High School was ever easy? Here are a few tips and tricks that will definitely help you get over this big boulder.

  • School Supplies

Making sure you have everything you need for the new school year is very important. Make sure you are stacked on the pencils; they will go missing once and awhile. Get at least five notebooks and folders because not all of your classes say that you need a notebook. Make sure you are getting materials that your classes might not have in stock for you, for example, rulers, calculator, pens, etc.

  • Get Lots of Sleep

Sleep, sleep, sleep! Making sure you have your nightly routine prepared for you everyday will surely help you when it comes to sleeping in on time, and will definitely help you at school. According to the website Sleep Deprivation and Memory Loss, your brain is able to process information you learned that school day, when you sleep early. Also, when students wake up early, they have more time to get things done, like eating breakfast. You will feel so much more energized and happy if you sleep early, and you’re grades will thank you.

  • Be on time to class

Coming to class on time is very beneficial. If you come to school in the middle of the class period, you have basically missed out on really important information your teacher has given you, and you will start getting behind in your work. I’m pretty sure you hate repeating yourself when you’re explaining something important to someone right? Well, the teachers feel the same way. But if you come to class on time, you wouldn’t have to ask questions that were already covered.

  • Pay attention

Don’t snooze off in the middle of class, don’t text your friend, and definitely don’t annoy the students around you. By doing these things, you distract not only you, but your teacher and your peers. You came to school to get your education so sit up, grab your notebook, and listen. Or else you will stay behind and struggle to bring yourself back up again.

  • Use a planner

Planners are very helpful when it comes to getting your homework done. Keep a small planner in your backpack where you can jot some notes down, or write down your homework. This is a great solution if you have trouble remembering if you have homework or not.

  • Don’t procrastinate

Procrastination is a student’s worst nightmare. To help with this, make your own deadlines. If a teacher gives you a paper to write and it’s due in two weeks, make it due in one week, so you have the whole week to relax and get other things done for other classes.