Lord of the Flies

by William Golding

The Hired Girl

Laura Amy Schlitz

Teacher Trouble

I am currently taking AP English Lit and my teacher is incredibly tough. I feel like every time I throw out an idea that I have spent hours researching and developing that she sees it as wrong. Now I would like to think of myself as an analytical person, however I am having problems formulating […]

Memorize anything: Five killer memory strategies

Memorize anything? Yes, you can. And it's not to late to learn how...even if you have a giant test tomorrow and, suddenly, you're supposed to memorize the information on an inch-think stack of notecards and you’re sure you’ll never remember all of it. Or any of it. Forget the fear, here's the fact: Memorization is […]

Devil Teacher

There’s one teacher in my school who everyone says is the worst. My sister had him and hated him. Now I have him. I tried to have a good attitude going into this year, but he’s HORRIBLE. He’s mean to all of us and wants everyone to fail. I have to do well in this class. Any advice? […]

Stressed? Blow off stress. By taking control of your life.

Pop quiz! Circle all that apply a. You wake up bright and early with a smile on your face and a song in your heart. b. Homework? Pfffffft. You’ve got time for that. c. You are the personification of chill. d. None of the above, and by the way, you think we're nuts. If you […]

The perfect hobby

The perfect hobby. Something you do for fun. Something that actually is fun. Something that’s really cheap. Something that might pay off. In cash. There’s the “clever” part. The average teenager spends more than seven hours each day in front of a computer, a TV, or a mobile device. Peel yourself away from the digital […]

Multitasking for the Singletasking Mind.

Background YouTube, foreground Twitter. TV. And your homework. Oh, you don’t want to spend all night on homework? A Stanford University study found that when you try to do a bunch of things at the same time, your cognitive performance can plummet. Which means (many) more hours of studying or (much) worse grades. "The people […]

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