Recently, the great debate over the amount of homework given to students has started once again. The opinions on this topic seem to roll around at the beginning of every school year.
The general rule-of-thumb is 10 minutes a night per grade level (i.e. 10 minutes in first grade, 60 minutes in sixth grade, all the way to 120 in 12 grade). However, some studies show students spend even more time doing homework than before. Some reasons for this are the new standards and after school activities.
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High school presents a variety of classes and activities, but sometimes
they can become overwhelming. How do you balance your time between homework, sports, friends, other extracurriculars, and possibly a job? Entrepreneur Magazine, Unigo.com, Collegeboard.org, and Lifehack.org all give good suggestions on how to balance your life. Continue reading “Tips for balancing time between school, activities, and social life during high school” »
(Chris Dunn – Daily Record/Sunday News) State Rep. Seth Grove, R-Dover Township, speaks with the York Daily Record’s Teen Takeover staff on Sept. 3, 2015, in the newspaper’s conference room.
By Meghan Guy
Why should teens be interested in politics?
According to state Rep. Seth Grove of York County, teens are often too worried about college and their personal life and not appropriately educated on matters of political interest. Here are four takeaways from Grove’s Sept. 3 interview with Teen Takeover students that are directed specifically at teenagers.
1. Put very simply by Grove, government affects everyone’s life. From matters of particular teen-interest, such as college costs and minimum wage, to less teen-specific issues like immigration and gun control, there is something for every teen when it comes to politics. Although the majority of teenagers cannot yet vote, Grove’s advice is to “Get ready early.” When the time comes that a teenager becomes eligible to vote, it is important that they are educated on the issues, informed about the candidates, and in-touch with their own personal beliefs and stances.
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Katherine Tuckey, a mom of three, is currently dealing with a tough fight in her family. Her daughter, Bekah Tuckey was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of five. Throughout the past four years, Bekah has gone through chemotherapy, missed out on activities, and faced other challenges. Bekah’s struggle has been not just tough to handle for her family, friends, and herself, but an inspiration to many.
Bekah had to take some time off of her passion, dance, to focus on her current situation. Katherine said that one of the side effects of the necessary treatments had prevented Bekah from even running or taking a long walk. “She has had to give her time to this monster on many occasions, having to sit on the sidelines while her peers attended school and their extracurricular activities,” said Katherine Tuckey.
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For the past couple of years, I’ve written an article on my birthday that reflects back upon the lessons I’ve discovered about life. For example, when I turned 15, I wrote about 15 anecdotes that I’d learned throughout the years. But, in realizing the inevitable truth that I am no longer considered a child, I find myself thinking back on different things this birthday. I’m no longer concerned about what I’ve learned over the years, but the people who taught them to me. In fact, there are hundreds of people I have to thank for helping me get to where I am today. Without them, I wouldn’t be the same. Every person I’ve ever crossed paths with has taught me a lesson that has, in some effect, altered the course of my life. And while I can’t possibly thank everyone, I figured this final birthday post would be a good place to start. In sticking with tradition, here are 18 people who have changed my life in 18 years. To the people I know, and those I have yet to meet, thank you.
- My tennis team: First of all, let me say how proud I am of all of you for having survived so many years of challenge matches, coaching changes and practices full of running. I’ve never seen a team complain so much, but be so successful at the same time. Your support during matches has always been unwavering and I can’t thank you enough for the deep connections we’ve made during our hectic seasons. You made me love the sport, improve my game and always look forward to practice.
- The improv team: Being on the improv team these past few years has been one of my favorite high school experiences. Getting up in front of people with no script can be a scary thing, but it has helped me gain tremendous amounts of confidence. Plus, I know I can always trust you guys to have my back on and off stage. Your support has not only helped me become a stronger improviser, but a better person, too.
- My theater friends: Thank you for loving drama as much as me, but only the kind of drama that you save for the stage. Musicals and shows wouldn’t be the same without you. We’ve helped each other calm down our pre-audition nerves, figure out complicated dance routines, and survive that week long of constant rehearsals before a show. People who aren’t in musicals seriously have no idea how stressful that week is. But, thanks to you, I’ve successfully survived three years of it. They say you don’t forget the friendships you make in shows, and because I knew you (casual Wicked reference) I have been changed for good.
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South Western High School students offer advice to incoming freshman.
Some say high school is the best four years of your life. It’s where you grow and decide your future. That might seem scary to think about when you’re an incoming freshman who’s already nervous about high school, but with some help and advice from upperclassmen, there’s nothing to worry about.
Be organized: The first tip that Bri O’Brien, a junior at South Western High School, gives is to be organized. Whether it’s trying to find a paper in your locker or studying for a test, organization is key.
“When it comes to finals, if you’re not organized it’s a total disaster,” O’Brien said.
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One hundred tweets posted on Twitter, 1,560 photos uploaded on Instagram and scores of likes and comments being added each day. In just three months, one scenic waterfall has taken over the internet and become a social media sensation.
Located in Rocks State Park, Kilgore Falls is the second highest free-falling waterfall in the state of Maryland. While it’s been open to the public since 1993, Kilgore Falls has achieved more recent popularity this summer thanks to the help of York County teenagers and social networking.
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Andra Day performs at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on June 28, 2015, in Los Angeles. Retro dresses are all the rage this fall. Expect to see more polka dot dresses. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Do fashion magazines and clothing stores really know what teens like? School is back in session and the “newest trends of the season” are being advertised everywhere you look. This year they predict that various styles from the ‘50’s through the ‘90’s will make a comeback, along with a few new looks. Continue reading “Fall Fashion Trends: Do teens agree with the experts?” »