The Spectrum

A collection of stress-provoking literature.

Staff Editorial: Overworked and stressed

Thoughts on mindsets and attitudes
Sam Gittleman, Opinions Editor October 30, 2015

Posted up in the new English wing lounge, a group of ninth graders, merely ankle-deep in the maelstrom of high school, illustrates the heaviness of a Blake student’s course load; there is evidence of...

In order to get into competitive colleges, some students feel that they must abuse the free time granted to them in order to score higher on tests like the ACT and SAT.

Pressure forces students to crave extra time

Looking at the effects of standardized tests
Anneliese Moore, Managing Editor March 19, 2015

For students who view college as a crucial step towards a successful career, choosing the right college creates an inordinate amount of pressure. As a result, an industry has been created: standardized...

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