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Ask Ann: School survival tips and tricks

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Q: I’ve been so stressed out with school lately and when ever I try to talk to them about it they just tell me that school isn’t that bad and to stop being so dramatic. What do you do when your parents don’t understand the stress you are under? A: Not having your parents understand…

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Survival guide: How to survive the holidays in a family tsunami

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It’s the holiday season. We get two weeks off of school to relax and most likely spend some good old quality time with family. This means your grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, the whole shabang. This also means that you might be walking into a lion’s cage of family and friends if you are not on…

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The final push: How to ignite your motivation

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We are now a good way through with the first half of the year. Our motivation level is dragging on the floor behind us, weighing us down. We have hours of homework that we stare at while pressing play on yet another T.V. show. Let’s face it, the lack of motivation around this time of…

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New Beginnings: How to start the year off right

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Audra Kelly (9) works on her geometry study guide. The test was on Friday, Sept 30th,  and Kelly uses extra time during the school day to study and do more geometry.   “I wish I’d known that I needed to prepare myself,” said Helena Weatherford (9). I think we have all been in a situation where we have felt…

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Ask Ann: I Don’t Feel the Same

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Name: I Don’t Feel the Same Dear Ann, I think my friend might like me more than just a friend. What should I do? I don’t know how to approach her without hurting her feelings. I still want to be her friend, but just not in that way since I have a boyfriend already. Dear…

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Ask Ann: Shy Girl

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Name: Shy Girl Dear Ann, There’s this girl I like and I want to be her friend but I don’t know how to approach her. Can you help me? Dear Shy Girl, If there is someone who you want to be friends with all you have to do is approach them with a smile. Ask…

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Ask Ann: No Freetime

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Subject: No Free time Dear Ann, Lately I haven’t got any time on my hands for free time. I am always in afterschool clubs, doing homework, or being in school. All I have really are Saturdays. I need all the time I can get for homework, and I am getting tired of constantly working. Help!…

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Ask Ann: Undeserving Grade

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Subject: Undeserving Grade Dear Ann, My teacher gave me a grade that I don’t agree with. I asked my mom and she doesn’t agree with the grade either. I want to talk to the teacher about it, but I have trouble talking to teachers that I don’t really get along with. What should I do?  …

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Ask Ann Advice: Struggler

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Name: Struggler Question: Subject: School/work Dear Ann, School has been really hard. I told myself that when school started this year I would stay on top of things, but I have so many activities outside of school that it’s hard to get all my stuff done AND get a decent amount of sleep. Do you…

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