Semester Exams

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year, Semester Exams. Not only do you have semester exams to deal with , but you most likely have homework too, and studying piled on top of that. Exams can be the most stressful thing for some people, which causes worries and anxiety. Here are the best ways to manage the stress of finals:

 

Get some sleep. You probably have homework and need to study, but sleep will help rejuvenate you to your best self. Plus you can always do homework in the library the next morning. Going to sleep at a good time will make a difference in how you do on exams.

 

Stay hydrated and eat healthier.Try to drink 3 water bottles a day and stay off constant junk food. Junk food only keeps you awake for little but after an hour it will only make you more tired than before. Healthier foods on the other hand will keep you awake and help you stay focused. Water keeps you moving and fresh. By drinking water you will have less headaches and a better functioning system.

 

Baths are a great ways to relieve stress. You can bring a book and listen to a little music to calm yourself down. Adding a little bit of Epsom salt can relax your muscles. Being horizontal in a bathtub or bed can also help your mood, that’s why sleeping also helps relieve stress.

Don’t over study. When studying, don’t do more than 30 minutes at a time. It will overload your brain and make you even more stressed. If you do little increments at a time it will help you better succeed on exams. Creating a study plan will also help with feeling less stressed and keep you more organized.

Finals Exemptions

Christmas is just around the corner, which means that finals are too. Luckily, you can exempt up to three classes. Now, this doesn’t include AP classes (for the first semester) and some classes you won’t be able to exempt. If you have an 80-85 as an average, you can’t have any absences to exempt. If you have a 85-90, you can have one absence and still exempt, a 90-95 you can have two absences and still exempt, and 95-100, you can have three absences and still exempt. Make sure to check your absences and see where you fall on this list.

When you fill out your exemption form, it will be on a Google form. Check your school email to see if you were sent any information about it, and if not, you can always talk to the administration personnel at our school. It’s also important to note that the deadline is coming up quickly. If you submit your exemption form a minute late, they won’t accept it, so make sure to get it turned in as soon as possible. Finals are stressful for many, if not all, high school students. Take a little bit of weight off of your shoulders and exempt as many finals as you can.

 

Clash in The World Series

A clash between two dominant MLB teams turned out to be quite a quick series. In only five games the Red Sox beat the Dodgers 4-1.

In the first two games the Red Sox had no problem jumping to an early 2-0 lead. Beating LA 8-4 in game one and 4-2 in game two.

The craziest thing about the entire series was game three, that took 18 innings to decide a winner. It took about seven hours for the dodgers to pull out there only win of the series with a walk off home run by Max Muncy.

Steve Pearce was the standout player for the red sox in game four with four RBI’s and two runs as the Red Sox won 9-6.

Game five ended in celebration for the Boston community as the Red Sox won 5-1 and brought the world series back to Boston.

The Dodgers vs Red Sox rivalry will always be a tough matchup but in this case, Boston pulled it out when it was most important.