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Alicia Oates


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The Importance of Sleep

It’s time for a pop quiz, everyone. How many hours of sleep per night should you get as a teenager?

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9 Benefits of Playing High School Sports

It’s a competitive world out there when it comes to academics. Many students strive for a 3.0 GPA as a baseline average, and it’s much higher for students interested in attending a top university. Add to that requirements for standardized test scores, and the pressure really rears its ugly head. At LuHi, we’ve got a strong academic support system, and we like to remind our students to participate in a well-rounded life as much as they can. While there is a lot of pressure to perform academically, having an outlet for physical activity, as well as a place to build life skills outside of academics is incredibly important.

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How to Make Friends in High School

If you’re lucky, as a new freshman, you might have entered high school in a class of your former middle school classmates. But just as likely, you’re either in a totally new school system, or all of your former friends and classmates have been scattered to different high schools. Even if you’re around familiar faces, your classmates are also constantly growing up, discovering new interests, and you may not be running in the same social circles.

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What to Expect When Starting a New Phase in Your Life Post High School

Great expectations. After graduation, we all have them, don’t we? Expectations for summer, college, and life as an adult are important to have as long as they don’t turn into disappointments. It’s tempting right now to live minute by minute, but it’s also necessary to look towards the horizon. This article will help you prepare so that your great expectations are also realistic expectations. 

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Life Beyond High School - Preparing for the Next Steps

During high school, your education and extracurricular activities can entirely dominate your every thought and waking moment. Daily homework. Semester projects. Finals! Academy Capstones. The next big athletic event or club tournament. Drama with your classmates. It can be difficult to step back from the constant activity and consider what’s waiting for you after high school inevitably ends, you graduate, and...then what?

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Embracing Diverse Learning - Unique Ways to Keep Students Engaged

One of a teacher’s eternal challenges is keeping students--hey! Put down that phone! We’re writing a blog here.

As we were saying, one tough challenge in school is making sure everyone in class--excuse you? Who’s playing that music? And is someone talking in the back corner? 

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Greater Impact: Why Participation Matters

Commitment to student participation is one of the qualities that sets LuHi apart from other schools. With close to seven hundred students, LuHi is large enough to have the resources to challenge students, but small enough for students to excel in academics and multiple activities.

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Short Story Saturday Series 2017, #3

Once a month over the summer, we will be presenting a short story from a LuHi AP Lit student. This Saturday's story is by Ally Tripp, class of 2017.

Lost in Reality

2/13/2005

Everything was blue, changing colors fast. The blue turned to deep blue, purple, and then to grey. What was going on? My head hurt.

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Short Story Saturday Series 2017, #2

Once a month over the summer, we will be presenting a short story from a LuHi AP Lit student. This Saturday's story is by Grant Syverstad, class of 2017.

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Short Story Saturday Series 2017, #1

Once a month over the summer, we will be presenting a short story from a LuHi AP Lit student. This Saturday's story is by Kenzie Oreskovich, class of 2017.

Jordan Phillips

I stood in front of the door, adjusting my gloves and my motivation while staring out of the glass window pane. The light fog that normally hung over Charles River was now so opaque that I couldn't see across it. Seeing wasn't necessarily the issue, since I had ran my normal route over fifty times and know it by foot and by heart. The issue is how wet and heavy I would get with the added humidity. Without any more contemplation, and a determined adjustment of my glasses, I pushed through the door. I had concluded since I was already up and dressed, standing around thinking about how difficult the run would be was a waste of time. Besides, I had run in cold and wet weather before.

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