Eyes Wide Shut: Students Suffering from Sleep Disorders

Eyes Wide Shut: Students Suffering from Sleep Disorders

When Lucas Perez ’16 finally starts to fall asleep, he hears a siren blare. Its chaotic, high pitch mingles with a shrieking wail. The sounds grows louder, and the chaos builds until it’s all he hears. A migraine develops, pulsating in his brain to the beat of his racing heart. He tries to move his […]

At Risk

At Risk

 A junior at a Los Angeles area high school, Zaria* remembers how her mother used to measure her waist and compare it to her own. “If we were close, she would be really excited,” Zaria said. “I thought it was like a competition.” For Zaria, dieting and body consciousness are very familiar concepts. “My family […]

Different Demons: Anxiety vs. Stress

Different Demons: Anxiety vs. Stress

Spencer* ’16 stands outside her classroom waiting to take one of her many tests of the day, knowing she will not do well. The stress of multiple tests always results in the same thing: doing badly on one test for the sake of the others. Anticipating the disappointment from her teacher, a feeling of dread […]