BY AVERY COWAN | STAFF WRITER
PARCC, EOC, and Finals are coming up for the last six-week stretch of the 2017-2018 school year. Here are four ways to get prepared for your tests:
- Sleep! Skipping sleep to cram for an exam is not doing you any favors. “In fact, there are many reasons we need sleep,” stated Anthony Masi, private practice sleep physician. “Sleep is a time when our body restores damaged, worn cells and tissues. It’s also when our brain, and other bodily systems, recharge… like a biological battery. And it’s when our minds process experiences, emotions and memories of the preceding day.” You have to get a good eight hours of sleep before the test to get yourself ready. If you spend all night trying to learn something new and miss a few hours of sleep to do so, your brain is not going to retain that information the same way it would have if you had a full eight hours of sleep.
- Eat brain food. You might be wondering what brain food is. Brain food is a group of foods that help you focus and helps you with memory. These foods include nuts, blueberries, yogurt, and apples. The Harvard Medical School website reports that apples reduce anxiety and blueberries help with memory, verbal comprehension, decision-making, and numerical ability.
- A study plan. You have 7 or fewer tests you have to study for, meaning you need time for each one. Make a schedule of when and how long you will study each class. It helps with your organization because you are not trying to cram everything in, so you will not feel as overwhelmed.
- Always keep a positive mind-set! “Maintaining your positive attitude is critical when you want to achieve anything… or just to improve the quality of your life,” stated Craig Dewe, who founded the Lifestyle Outlaws, a group of “like-minded people who believe you should have the time, money and health to do what you want with your life.” If you go into a test thinking you are going to fail, there is more of a chance you might. You have to go into testing thinking, “I have got this test! I’m going to pass. Not just pass, but succeed in this test.” You will own this test and nothing will stop you because you are smart.
You might wonder: Why do we have to take so many tests? The answer is simple…to show how beautiful you are!
BY GABE LOZANO | STAFF WRITER
Apple has officially announced a new PRODUCT (RED) special edition model of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus. This new version of Product (red) consists of the overall same specs as the current iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus, just with a shiny new red color to vibe up your phone. As always, proceeds will go towards funding for RED campaigns against AIDS/HIV in Africa.
Last year’s iPhone 7 and 7 plus Product (RED) was the very first iPhone to be in color red. Last year’s model also had an aluminum back and front white bezel. This new model on the other hand now consists of a full glass, red back, and a big change to the front bezel from white to black instead. The Red iPhone 8 will start at $699 for 64gb and $849 for 256gb. The plus will start at $799 for 64gb and $949 for 256 gb. These are the same prices Apple charges for the regular iPhone 8 models.
Digital Trends website reports, “Thanks to its long partnership with Red, Apple is the organization’s largest corporate donor, having raised $160 million since it first partnered with the charity 11 years ago.” Apple has been taking preorders for the new iPhone starting April 10th with the product in stores on Friday, April 13th. If you love the new color, love donating to charity, and love digging a new iPhone 8, this phone is perfect for you!
BY CAMDEN FOUSER | STAFF WRITER