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You stay up late. Here’s why it’s okay.

Instead of sleeping, you might find yourself perusing TikTok or FaceTiming a friend.

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

May 6, 2020

Your house is silent. Your covers are pulled up over your head. Your face is washed over with the slightly sickening, pale glow of your phone, and your pallid complexion is fitting for the situation. You are so tired, your eyelids droop as TikTok after TikTok scrolls past your reddening eyes. So, why ha...

Fashion for the fatigued

A student models purple pants, a groutfit and dressing like an evergreen tree.

Fatema Rehmani, Awards Coordinator

December 17, 2019

“I’m so fancy,” said no sleep-deprived person ever. Dressing up takes motivation, time and energy, unfamiliar concepts to the procrastinators among us. However, now that we have learned how to deal with those issues, act the part, ace our classes, use our minds to their full potential and continue our indivi...

Permanent Daylight Savings Time would have positive effect on students

Fred Matamoros illustration of Dali-esque melting clock with fall leaves; can be used with stories about setting clocks back in the fall. (The Orange County Register/MCT)

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Every first Sunday of November, students gain one hour of sleep back, while every second Sunday of March, we lose one as finals and the spring sports season looms. With “fall back” approaching quickly, we need to reevaluate our policy regarding daylight savings to realize that adopting permanent...

The myths of sleep deprivation among generation z(zzz)

A student accidentally falls asleep on her book in class. She got two hours of sleep the previous night. “I always fall asleep in my classes and miss out on information, so then I have to stay up the next night trying to figure out how to do the homework,” she said. “This cycle makes everything so hard, but I refuse to sleep at night because hashtag sleep is for the weak.”

Fatema Rehmani, Awards Coordinator

October 30, 2019

Sleep is for the weak: the junior year mantra. Rise and grind, get ‘er done, do good things with your time—not because you care—solely to put on your applications. This is the time to make yourself look good on paper. Actual character development comes later in life. Burn bridges, burn yourself out...

A patient drowning in pain killers, a doctor swimming in money

Priest sleeps her life away as the pain killers and chemo medication treat her arthritic symptoms.

Kristin Priest, Staff Writer

March 8, 2017

Something was wrong, and my mom had realized that. Each time I went back to my rheumatologist, I told them that I felt worse, and their response was a higher dosage of medications. There was a time when I was taking the equivalent to eight advil a day, on top of my chemo medication. They wanted to put...

Editorial: Should West High and other Parkway schools start later?

Keith Marty, superintendent of Parkway School District.

Vaishal Shah, Staff Writers

September 22, 2014

Sleep. For some people it’s a time of restful comfort, but for high school students it’s practically non-existent in their busy lifestyles.

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