Category Archives: School

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Martie’s Tips for Preparing for Final Exams

While I look forward to the end of year to enjoy a break from school and beautiful weather, I, like most other students, dread final exams. However, whether you too are studying for end of year exams or preparing for an Advanced Placement test, I’m…

Taking Stress Off Your Plate

Have you ever felt so stressed that you just wanted some time for yourself to relax? Have you ever put so much on your plate that you didn’t know whether to go to sleep or stay awake and deal with all of your responsibilities? These…

Changing Your Mindset on Change

Change has always been scary for me, especially when the change involves meeting new people. I find it daunting because I can never tell how others will react to my character and personality, and I never know how I will react to them. Will I…

Fueling Your Brain

With final exams coming up, we could all use an extra boost while studying.  Your brain is one of the most critical organs of your body, not to mention it is actually still developing throughout your teenage years!  It is essential to choose the best…

The Present of Presence

I have recently been introduced to a new concept: mindfulness. Mindfulness is supposed to help you deal with stress by making you focus on the present. Mindfulness is also supposed to help you relax by focusing more on your body and breathing. I am trying…

The 2017 Glocal Challenge Winners Announced

Each year, the city of Cambridge (MA) works with Education First (an international education company that focuses on language, academics, educational travel, and cultural experience) to present the Glocal Challenge to students at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. Students are recruited to take initiative…

True to Your Heart

Applying to colleges is already stressful enough, so when you add the stress from family, friends, and teachers you can become very overwhelmed. Everyone has a different opinion on how you should edit your college essay, or on the timing to apply to a certain…

Senioritis: It’s a Slippery Slope

As senior year dwindles down, senioritis creeps onto all of us. This epidemic sweeps the nation annually. If you are a senior and have not been infected yet, you are doing a great job! Keep up the great work. On the other hand, if you…

When to Call It Off

I believe that there are many times when you should call off a friendship – no questions asked. If a person is bullying you to your face or behind your back, if they lie to you over and over again, or if they’re peer pressuring…