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How to Manage Stress During Exam Season

How to Manage Stress During Exam Season

Ruth Assefa, Reporter April 29, 2022

Spring seems like the season to finally get some relaxation with the weather getting warmer, the sun escaping the clouds, and the flowers blooming, but for students it signals end of the year standardized...

“I am here for you!” NGHS Counselor Discusses Tackling Mental Health

“I am here for you!” NGHS Counselor Discusses Tackling Mental Health

Ruth Assefa, Reporter November 30, 2021

Mental health has had a grip on high school students the past two years due to COVID-19 lockdowns. More than 25% of high school students reported worsened emotional health when in quarantine. With a rough...

Virtual Learning in the Eyes of Stakeholders

Virtual Learning in the Eyes of Stakeholders

Ruth Assefa, Reporter March 12, 2021

Mekuria Huluka, an accountant and a dad of 3, wakes up at 6 am and starts to prepare for the day. An hour later, Betanya Assefa, a 7th grader at Austin Academy of Excellence, wakes up at 7 am to wake up...

Hollister Co. Recognizes English Teacher for Mental Health Advocacy

Hollister Co. Recognizes English Teacher for Mental Health Advocacy

Gelila Negesse, Editor-in-Chief March 12, 2021

He sat there in his car, whispering a silent prayer in his head. “Lord just please give me some encouragement,” he said. “I’m hungry to know that I'm not alone, that I'm doing something right....

The Effects of COVID-19 on Student Mental Health

Michelle Montanez, Reporter November 12, 2020

By: Michelle Montanez On March 12, GISD students’ worlds were turned upside down as school began closing to curb the spread of COVID-19. Since the closure of schools in the Spring semester and into...

Life Under Isolation Takes Hit on Teens’ Mental Health

Life Under Isolation Takes Hit on Teens’ Mental Health

Gelila Negesse, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 18, 2020

On April third, the Garland Independent School District (GISD) announced that the rest of the school year would be closed and completed through online learning in response to the growing COVID-19 threat.  For...

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