What is Contact Tracing?

Over the past few weeks the news has been full of reports about contact tracing, a medical technique intended to limit the spread of COVID-19. This new technique, coupled with new technology, promises to stop the outbreak and maybe even get us out of lockdown sooner. Despite all of its benefits, contact tracing also opens the door for authoritarian tracking straight out of Orwell. What … Continue reading What is Contact Tracing?

7 Ways to Keep You and Others Safe

Written by Eleanor Martin Over these past few weeks, our lives have changed quite drastically. We’ve gone from stressing about tests, going to school, and hanging out with friends to being locked in our houses for weeks. While we all are staying up late, sleeping in, and watching television; we also have to keep in mind that we ARE in the middle of a historic … Continue reading 7 Ways to Keep You and Others Safe

Your Computer can Help Fight the Coronavirus

Watching the news during the last few weeks you have probably heard a lot about COVID-19, the newest form of  Coronavirus. The disease has been spreading across the world at an alarming pace which is concerning to many. One of the worst parts has been feeling that there is nothing you, personally, can do. We all know the advice we have been given to protect … Continue reading Your Computer can Help Fight the Coronavirus

Everything you need to know about Coronavirus

Before we get into the specifics of the current coronavirus outbreak, let me assure you that despite what the media leads you to believe, you are probably not going to die of the coronavirus. As of February 2, 2020 only 11 people in America have tested positive for coronavirus. On the off chance that you contract the coronavirus, with modern medicine, the fatality rate is … Continue reading Everything you need to know about Coronavirus

Be Nice: What is it and why do Be Nice events matter?

              Be Nice. is a four-step action plan that invites people to Notice, Invite, Challenge, and Empower individuals who may be experiencing changes in mental health. It is undeniable that there is a stigma against mental health and Be Nice hopes to challenge that stigma to ensure that more people are granted access to the resources and help they need. Be Nice acts as a … Continue reading Be Nice: What is it and why do Be Nice events matter?

How to deal with test anxiety

As finals loom up ahead, many students are becoming anxious over their final grades. The usual anxiety within students can be detrimental to their success but it can actually benefit them as well. A little anxiety before a test is totally normal, but when these thoughts creep up during and before the test; it can be very difficult to cope with such pressure during certain … Continue reading How to deal with test anxiety

How are 7th Grade students feeling about the workload at City?

City High Middle is known for having a lot of homework which can be a challenge for new students who have not experienced such a heavy workload at their previous schools. We interviewed a handful of 7th graders about their views on the homework workload at City. Here are some things they have to say about the issue” Most students are saying they don’t like … Continue reading How are 7th Grade students feeling about the workload at City?

Greenery’s Mood Manipulation

Have you ever gone outside and immediately felt better? Has going outside and spending some time in nature ever made you feel less stressed or anxious? The answer is probably going to be yes. It’s no coincidence that you going outside ultimately made you feel more peaceful and less anxious. Ecotherpahy is a field that deals with emergence with nature and its effects on mental … Continue reading Greenery’s Mood Manipulation

The Psychological Effects of Bullying and Being Bullied

The topic of bullying lingers day in and day out when the discussion of school appears. There is always a group that acts as the “bullies” in a particular middle or high school setting. While bullying may have been overly instigated in movies and T.V shows, the sad reality is that bullying has all too commonly been placed in reality as well. Before we get … Continue reading The Psychological Effects of Bullying and Being Bullied