The end-of-year grind will be over soon

November 29, 2013

By Noela Lu

NEW — 11 a.m. Nov. 28, 2013

November and December are two of the most stressful yet exciting months of the year.

Homecoming has come and gone in a blur of anticipation and pictures. The novelty of reconnecting with friends and gossiping about languish summer travels has long since worn away.

Noela Lu
Skyline High School

It’s during these two months that the grind of school truly kicks in, and getting up in the morning becomes a battle. Grades begin to slip while the number of tests and quizzes continues to increase exponentially. Hitting snooze on your alarm clock has become an unfortunate habit, and so has sleeping at twelve o’clock, or one o’clock, or two o’clock…

Although I can’t say that the sheer amount of homework will lessen or that you will miraculously get an A on every test, know that though these two months are arguably the hardest, they are also the most important. Be it college applications, internal assessments or extended essays for IB, school may be the last place you want to be every day.

However, we can’t forget that good times are just around the corner! Picture yourself setting up a Christmas tree, making ginger bread houses, sleeping in and enjoying the snow days.

Some upcoming breaks and holidays you can look forward to are First Winter Break (Dec. 23 to Jan. 3) and Christmas (Dec. 25).

School may be tough right now, but the power of positive thinking can make all the difference. It may sound corny, but it’s true. The beloved and completely adorable Starbucks holiday cups have even made their reappearance — just another reminder of the festivities to look forward to.

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