The Spectrum

Jacob Pekachek ‘17, Anisa Hickey ‘16, and Cindy Quinn ‘17 participate in a Google Hangout, a video chat service common among students at the school.

The modern study group

Video chatting’s benefits to outside-of-the-classroom learning
Chapel Puckett, Managing Editor December 3, 2015

You start to study for your math test when you realize that you completely forgot what function notation is. The numbers and letters on your page are gibberish, and it’s too late to email your teacher....

Students studying into the early morning hours often fail to recognize the threat sleeplessness poses to their scores

To sleep or to study?

Finals force the decision between studying and resting
Michael Feldkamp, Staff Writer May 28, 2015

In the midst of finals week, many of us have started looking back at our old textbooks and notes from earlier in the year. It’s almost impossible to study enough for every subject you have, no matter...

Coffee and an academic planner, the dynamic duo of an organized student's busy life.

Students increasingly depend on caffeine

A presentation of caffeinated habits and their effects
Isabel Hall, Features Editor March 19, 2015

They’re everywhere: beverages that promise to keep you energized, revved and alert. Caffeine, whether it be the TAZO tea offered in the lunch room, the coffee maker next to it, or the vast variety...

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