by J U S T I N E C H A N G
7:30 AM on Saturday marks the start of a mandatory three hour mock test for all juniors and sophomores. For Vanessa Lin (10), it marked “the loss of my precious weekend.” To add on, all high schoolers were faced with a week of final exams. The burden of academic work and SAT preparation is stressful for many students. Barbie Hsieh (11) said, “during exam weeks, I stay up late at night to study for finals, because I am concerned about my grades, which may have great influence on my college applications.” Albert Chou (11) claimed that, “The planning of our finals and SAT schedule is just absolutely atrocious. Finals immediately after break takes away our rest and outdoor activities, following up with a SAT only makes matters worse.” Instead of bottling up the pressure and stress in our minds, we could learn to release stress in healthy methods.
Next time, you feel anxious or exhausted from a day of school, why not just try to release stress through the above techniques? They will help you boost your spirits!