As school begins, so does the onslaught of information about the future. College or work? Mission or gap year? The possibilities seem endless! As a newly minted senior, the expectations can seem crushing. So what can we do to keep our grades and mental health intact? I have some suggestions for all of our students and those suffering from early “senioritis”- a condition that leaves many feeling unmotivated and apathetic about their education.
1.) Keep up good study habits. I know, this isn’t the easiest thing to do, but it’s essential. No matter what path you take after high school, you will never have the opportunities you gain here. Where else can you take a college class for free? The knowledge we have access to is mind- boggling! Make sure you soak it all in, because high school only happens once. Even though it can be hard, studying helps us gain perspective and self-control. If you’re having a hard time, try breaking it up! Study for thirty minutes and then grab a quick snack or do something you enjoy for ten minutes. Your body and brain will thank you.
2.) Enjoy the experience. High school only happens once- so be sure to pay attention to all the things going on around you. Go to a football game or join a club. Maybe high school hasn’t been the best experience for you- but that doesn’t mean you can’t change your experience! Find someone new to sit with at lunch, or join a cause you feel passionate about. Share your thoughts about high school with the newspaper! We’re always open to submissions! Enjoy your friendships, and most importantly, enjoy yourself.
3.) Take a break. With all the applications, homework, and activities, it’s easy to burn out. Take some time for yourself- try journaling or enjoying a low-key movie night with friends. Netflix is always great! Do something simple- like cleaning your room! It may not seem like much of a break, but trust me: it’s much easier to focus when you have a clean environment. The most important thing here is to relax. Social media can be fun, but can also be extremely time consuming. Lay off the memes for a while and get outside. Enjoy your relationships with your family and tell the important people in your life how much you love them. Yes, high school is important, but that doesn’t mean you should sacrifice your mental health!
So how do you crush senioritis? By relaxing, enjoying the experience, and keeping up good habits. It’s hard, but still totally doable. These crazy, stressful, busy years called high school can feel endless, but they’re really only a small slice of our life. Let’s make it worth it!
During the last semester of school, there is a plague that eats away at our Logan High Seniors and has them anxiously counting down the days until graduation. It may start off as something little, but as the days grow longer, and the sun starts shining, it will be hanging over the heads of many. Senioritis, as bad as it is, seems to be appearing earlier and earlier in students, and teachers are trying to decipher why.
To try and help these teachers out, I decided to go around our school and ask four different seniors “Why is senioritis hitting them?”These were the reasons they gave me on how senioritis is playing a part in their life.
"If we’re nearing the end of a long tunnel, knowing that there are beautiful things on the other end of that tunnel, why would we want to keep staring at the same old tunnel walls that we’ve stared at for years when we are so close to the mysterious treasures beyond it?" - Makinley Jensen
While Drake has been dipping and dodging the media about his release of this “playlist,” he finally delivered to us the summer album on Saturday, March 18, having a new 22 tracks of music to listen to. According the Wikipedia, More Life at first was announced by three singles: "Fake Love", "Sneakin'" featuring 21 Savage, and "Two Birds, One Stone". The songs premiered on October 23, 2016, during Drake's thirtieth birthday; however, the debut was pushed back to January after Drake suffered an ankle injury on the Summer Sixteen Tour, then continued to be pushed until March.
"More Life is light, weightless. [...] it is unmistakably a Drake album."
The Lego Batman movie was released on February 10, 2017. It quickly has become a critically acclaimed movie, scoring a 75/100 on Metacritic and an astounding 91% on Rotten Tomatoes. Now, before I tear into this movie, I do want to preface it with this: I did enjoy this movie. It was a lot of fun, and I did enjoy my time there, but the movie does have quite a few flaws. Also, SPOILERS. If you have not seen the Lego Batman movie, you should probably go see it first. So, time to list off my problems.
All in all, this is an enjoyable movie until the end, and I think it’s worth a watch. Overall, I would give it a 6.5/10 stars.
School parking has always been an issue at Logan High. Some students are forced to park almost a block away from school because of the lack of parking spaces. One issue is that our parking lots aren’t big enough, also, this year, construction has been taking up a good proportion of the English parking lot. There aren’t as many drivers at the beginning of the year, but throughout the year more and more sophomores get their licenses, making it harder to find parking spaces. Students are forced to crowd their cars at the abandoned gas station down the street of the school.
Martin Suasnavas, a current student at Logan High, is always having trouble finding parking. “I don’t have a first or second hour, so I come to school later than most of the other students. I have to park all the way down the road from the school,” he said.
"I have to park all the way down the road from the school." - Martin Suasnavas
I never wanted to work. I would rather stay at home and do nothing, but when I turned 17 I decided I needed to get a job. I applied at so many places I can’t even remember them all, but then I found out about Deseret Industries. I applied and got the job at the DI in November 2016. Now I wouldn’t want any other job. The DI has helped me so much to learn working and people skills. I have befriended some amazing people that I never would have met outside of work. With the few months that I have worked at the DI, I have met lots of new people. I’ve met tons of co-workers, and many many customers. Meeting new people at work is one of my favorite things. Sometimes the people you meet aren’t the nicest, but you move on from it.
When it comes to horror movies, I’m a huge fan of them. I’d go for anything that makes me cover my eyes but peek in-between my fingers, so I don’t miss anything. I’m the type that wants to be curled up with a blanket, hugging on your arm, and/or sitting on the edge of my seat. Almost everyone knows about the movie “Get Out,” and I highly recommend anyone who has the same reaction as I do towards horror movies to watch it. This movie has a mixture of a lot of things. It has the mysterious ways that make you wonder, but it also gives you the chills because of how the story line goes. Many of the movie critics say that this movie tackles timely issues related to race in a thoughtful way. It’s recommended for mature teens and older to watch due to the material and language. There aren’t many violent scenes, but when they are shown, they’re pretty brutal with fighting, bashing with blunt objects, kicking, stabbing, shooting guns, and lots of blood. There are also some gory parts in the movie. The movie does use a lot of violent and sexual language throughout the movie.
The show [is] “more than just a standard-issue thriller [...] offering a compassionate, thoughtful look at race.”
The question of social media and our schooling came to me as I was sitting in class and, almost as if it was a habitual reflex, reached for my phone as soon as the teacher had stopped talking. I found myself mindlessly scrolling through Instagram and watching Snapchats. It was at this moment that I thought to myself there are so many other things (school related) that I could’ve been doing right then at that moment rather than distracting myself with my phone and social networks. So the question came up: Does social media have an impact on our schooling?
“Adolescents today definitely hold it at a higher standing to their education: they value their social media status more than their actual personality in real life, and we are really seeing that in schools today.” - Grant Calvery
Tori Geller Editor-in-Chief In Logan, Utah, high schoolers don’t have much of a choice of what type of high school to attend. There’s Logan High, a public school, Fast Forward, a Charter School, and InTech Collegiate High School, a charter school. There is also the option to apply for school choice to attend Sky View, Mountain Crest, or Ridgeline -- all of which are public schools. This lack of school diversity in Cache Valley may put us at a disadvantage: we don’t have the same opportunity to attend private schools like kids in most parts of the country. Is this a bad thing? Well, let’s find out.
“I hated the fact that my school was so small and I felt like we didn’t have as many resources. [But] looking back, I’ve seen the friendships I’ve made and the relationships I’ve formed with my teachers and administrators that I wouldn't have if I went to a public school.” - Julia Ohana, Logan High senior
Victoria Stafford Online Editor One of my all-time favorite Disney movies is Ratatouille. Set in the glorious city of Paris, Ratatouille is the tale of Remy, a rat who develops a love for making good food inspired by watching the famous French chef Gusteau on television. When a series of events brings him to Gusteau’s original restaurant, Remy seizes the opportunity and, through an unlikely alliance with a kitchen aide, saves the restaurant’s tarnished reputation with his own fine cooking. The movie’s charm can be explained by many aspects from the digital wizardry that is Pixar animation to the humorous witty bits one can only understand after they’ve been seasoned with the knowledge that comes with age. But for me, perhaps the most uplifting aspect of the movie is how food, and a love for it, has acted as a vehicle for empowerment in each character’s life.