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A moment of reflection: How mindfulness practices have prepared me for life after high school

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A visitor stepping into the dark small gym, lit only by faint yellow Christmas lights strung on the ceiling, would be pleasantly surprised at the sight of one hundred or so students practicing yoga. However, eleven years ago–when Ann Richards was just in our beginning–the visitor would have been startled and speechless. Over the past…

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Let’s put health first: High school teens are working harder today, and their minds are taking the toll

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Artwork by Danny Armendariz (10). Over the years, school has become more challenging and time consuming for students. According to Business Insider an average high school senior today graduates with around 27.2 credits, while the average high school senior in 1990 graduated with around 23.6 credits. In that time, there has also been an 8%…

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Captivating Canines: How therapy dogs improve my mental health

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The pressure that comes with being a high school student is more than one can explain. The four years of constant homework, tests, projects, and midterms start to pile up and at times feels like it will never end. As I begin the last semester of my junior year and start to plan my future,…

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10 reasons why we’re already screaming, crying and stressing

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We may only be getting through the first six weeks but trust me, it feels like we never left. Here’s some reasons why: 1- Homework Yup, you guessed it. We may only be 5 weeks in but we’ve already got 5 projects, 3 essays and 20 other random assignments that we’re probably probably procrastinating on…

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14 ways to lose Your mind during finals (and 14 ways to get it back!)

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14 Ways to Lose Your Mind During Finals via GIPHY 1.) Reorganize your closet by color, item type, cloth type, knit, size, brand, where/how you got it, the stage in your life when you acquired this item, the level of attachment you feel towards it, and time of day you typically wear it. 2.) Clip…

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