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Curving and What It Means for You as a Student

Curving and What It Means for You as a Student

If you’re an AP student, you might have heard that some AP tests have a “good curve” while others have a “bad curve.” But what do people mean when they talk about the curve? Let’s take a look at what a curve is, and then look at...
Imposter Syndrome: Struggles of the Competitive Student

Imposter Syndrome: Struggles of the Competitive Student

Have you ever felt like you weren’t good enough? Have you ever sensed that everyone else had something special about them, and you were just moving through life without any sign of success as if you were faking it? You may be suffering from what’s known as...
How to Bounce Back From Burnout

How to Bounce Back From Burnout

“Shame can only exist where there is no disclosure. Once we share with somebody, there’s this human connection that heals that.” – Zeahlot Lopez, M.S., L.M.F.T. Regardless of our careers, whether it be a teacher, a student, a lawyer, or an engineer,...
Adjust or You’ll Bust: My Freshman Year Experience

Adjust or You’ll Bust: My Freshman Year Experience

Freshman year is a time of firsts: first time picking out classes you want, first time learning with kids from different middle schools, and the first time feeling that you’ve grown up. There are so many new challenges, including everything from academic struggles to...
Preparing for Summer Standardized Tests

Preparing for Summer Standardized Tests

Many students strive to take standardized tests before their junior or senior year. Yet, many of us often fall behind because we lack motivation or resources to prepare in the first place. To succeed on a standardized test, you need to know which test will best fit...
Sophomore Year: Time for Positive Changes

Sophomore Year: Time for Positive Changes

The first week of sophomore year was a breeze. I met my brilliant teachers that enthusiastically emphasized the exciting aspects of the curriculum and expectations. I was definitely intrigued and optimistic in my outlook toward the school year despite the obvious...