New year, same story

Emma L.

Staff Writer

New year, same story

Getting back to school is a difficult task, but once students get into the swing of things, it is as if they never even left. At the beginning of the school year, students and teachers are looking forward to certain activities and definitely not looking forward to others.

Students all over the school are excited about attending sporting events. Junior Alex Shurgart said, “I can’t wait to get out and support our football team on Friday nights.” Students love being able to go to football games on Friday nights to meet up with their friends and cheer on the team. Games are a way for students to let loose after a stressful week and just be able to have a relaxing time; however, football is not the only sport on students’ minds. Students are also anxiously anticipating athletic seasons which they participate in themselves. Junior Emma Shaw said, “I can’t wait to get back out on the soccer field and play this year.” Sports are one outlet that students use when they start to get weighed down by school work; as an added bonus, sports also instill in students a sense of pride for the school. Sports help students to free their minds for just a little while so that they can come back to school feeling fresh and renewed.

Whether interactions with friends are on or off the field or court, just being with friends once again on a regular basis is another aspect about coming back to school that students really seem to enjoy. Junior Michaela Thomas said, “I love coming to school every day and being able to see my friends.” In the summer, it is much harder for students to get together with each other due to not having rides, being out of town or working, so when they come back to school, they get to see all of these friends that they have missed greatly. They get the time during the school year to meet new people and to grow old relationships. This creates very happy students and makes going to class every day much less dull.

While most can find something positive in the return to Woodstock High School, some students just do not like anything about coming back to school. Sophomore Emma Osborne said,” The only thing I look forward to when I come backNew Year, Same Story 2 to school is the first break.” Sometimes all the trying in the world cannot make a student like school, and they just trudge through the years until they can either make it to break or make it to summer. This may not be the most positive way to look at the year, but for some students, it is the only way to make it to the end.

The transition from summer time schedule to school time schedule is challenging for students all over the school, marking a change which excites few. Junior Claudia Goodwin said, “After being able to sleep as late as you want in the summer, having to wake up a 6:30 in the morning to get to school on time is terrible.” In the beginning of the school year, many students struggle with staying awake in classes because they are not yet adjusted to the schedule. They are still going to bed as late as they want, but now they are waking up much earlier. They are not getting enough sleep to keep them awake during the school day, and it hinders them greatly in all they work they do.

Speaking of work, school work is a huge part of a new year that students do not particularly like. Shugart said, “I’m really not looking forward to doing all the work for my classes and getting weighed down by all of it.” This is true for most students who are coming back to school. When school gets tough with our piles of work throughout the year, students have to keep pushing if they want to get the grade or even just make it through to the end. Shaw said, “As much as I don’t like the school work, it is necessary, and I just have to get it done.” This is an attitude that many students might want to try because if they keep thinking, “I cannot do it,” or “It is too hard,” it will be much more difficult to get through the workload.

There are exciting and challenging tasks students get coming back to school that much of the population can agree on. Many try to only focus on the good so they can get through the harder work easier, but it is all about time management and doing the hard relationships. This creates very happy students and makes going to class every day much less dull.

While most can find something positive in the return to Woodstock High School, some students just do not like anything about coming back to school. Sophomore Emma Osborne said,” The only thing I look forward to when I come back to school is the first break.” Sometimes all the trying in the world cannot make a student like school, and they just trudge through the years until they can either make it to break or make it to summer. This may not be the most positive way to look at the year, but for some students, it is the only way to make it to the end.

The transition from summer time schedule to school time schedule is challenging for students all over the school, marking a change which excites few. Junior Claudia Goodwin said, “After being able to sleep as late as you want in the summer, having to wake up a 6:30 in the morning to get to school on time is terrible.” In the beginning of the school year, many students struggle with staying awake in classes because they are not yet adjusted to the schedule. They are still going to bed as late as they want, but now they are waking up much earlier. They are not getting enough sleep to keep them awake during the school day, and it hinders them greatly in all they work they do.

Speaking of work, school work is a huge part of a new year that students do not particularly like. Shugart said, “I’m really not looking forward to doing all the work for my classes and getting weighed down by all of it.” This is true for most students who are coming back to school. When school gets tough with our piles of work throughout the year, students have to keep pushing if they want to get the grade or even just make it through to the end. Shaw said, “As much as I don’t like the school work, it is necessary, and I just have to get it done.” This is an attitude that many students might want to try because if they keep thinking, “I cannot do it,” or “It is too hard,” it will be much more difficult to get through the workload.

There are exciting and challenging tasks students get coming back to school that much of the population can agree on. Many try to only focus on the good so they can get through the harder work easier, but it is all about time management and doing the hard work first, so people are able to enjoy the fun activities later.

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