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Staff Editorial: Overworked and stressed

A collection of stress-provoking literature.

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 long nights, limited time for extracurriculars, and minimal time to breathe. “I have had no sleep....

Pressure forces students to crave extra time

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.

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 test preparation. Not only do students and their families spend money on buying SAT or ACT preparatory...

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