Students struggle to make it to spring break

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Students struggle to make it to spring break

A pile of school textbooks and mandatory reading books are stacked on a desk. As work piles up students are anxious to get to the next break in the school year.

A pile of school textbooks and mandatory reading books are stacked on a desk. As work piles up students are anxious to get to the next break in the school year.

A pile of school textbooks and mandatory reading books are stacked on a desk. As work piles up students are anxious to get to the next break in the school year.

A pile of school textbooks and mandatory reading books are stacked on a desk. As work piles up students are anxious to get to the next break in the school year.

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After the winter break holiday, students have nearly 4 months of constant school before their next break. For many, this proves very challenging.

Usually schools integrate teacher workdays or early release days that seem to help break up the period, but with the amount of inclement weather, these days have been taken away.

“I’m not doing as well as I strive for but I’m still working really hard,” junior Sidney Tsui said.

Many students have so much going on that it is hard to keep up.

“With after school activities and a job it is really difficult to stay on top of my work,” Tsui said, “I find myself staying up later than I should be and being pressed for time.”

This seems to be the case for many students. The immense workload with little time to catch up is proving to be a challenge for many.

“I always leave my homework until the last minute and I’m constantly tired,” junior Malu Trevisan said.

Breaks are used by the students as a way to get away from the stress and anxiety of school.

“I usually spend my breaks with my friends and family doing things that we like in order to relax and forget about school,” Tsui said.

Without these short in-between breaks providing students with something to look forward too, they struggle to find motivation.

“I have been trying to find little times during the day to take small breaks,” Trevisan said.

This is the case for most, trying to deal with the lack of breaks by using weekends as an escape. This is hard to do with all the homework that is assigned per class for the weekend.

“Taking advantage of the weekends really help me,” Tsui said. “I often hang out with friends and do things to ease the stress of school.

Even though taking breaks is important, one thing to remember is not to procrastinate.

“Time management can really help reduce stress that you get from cramming and studying last minute,” Tsui said.

Getting your work done on time also impacts how effective your small breaks are.

“Better time management means you will be able to relax more during the weekends.” Trevisan said.

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