The “Troubled Teen” Industry

By Mona Urata

On September 14th, Paris Hilton, heiress and proto-influencer, released a documentary entitled “This is Paris” on YouTube, tackling her fame and the persona she has played for over 2 decades. However, at the heart of her documentary lies the trauma imprinted on her at Provo Canyon school when she was a teenager. Paris has paved the way for other victims to speak up about the abuse experienced at for-profit remote boarding schools known as the “troubled teen” industry. Continue reading The “Troubled Teen” Industry

Homework by Hayley Hutton

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Managing Anxiety

School can be a stressful place for everyone, there’s no doubt about it. But sometimes, certain aspects can be especially demanding, depending on the person. High heart rate, shallow breathing, and an endless amount of thoughts — you guessed it, anxiety. It’s not a very fun thing to have, and it definitely isn’t easy to deal with either. Thankfully, there are quite a few people … Continue reading Managing Anxiety

How it Ends: A Summary & Review

As high school students, we can all relate to the overwhelming stress, the agonizing drama from peers and the never ending lengths of self discovery we face. In Catherine Lo’s first ever novel, How it Ends, the struggles and hardships of many teens are highlighted and brought to life. How it Ends tells the story of two girls, Annie and Jess. In this best friends-at-first-sight tale, … Continue reading How it Ends: A Summary & Review

How to Conquer the Monster: Stress!

Sitting at the table for the past three hours, and a blank page screaming at you to get your life together, to start writing already, was definitely not helping anyone calm down. Every time you put pen to paper, another project or problem would pop into your head, until you had assignments, people, places, dates, floating around, until all you could think about was slamming … Continue reading How to Conquer the Monster: Stress!

Study Tips & How to be Successful in High School

High school is where a lot of us make the friends that we keep for life and it is also where we develop our own study habits which stay with us for the rest of our lives. Just like many other habits, the sooner you start practicing and developing them, the higher the chance is that you will continue them. With education and studying, it … Continue reading Study Tips & How to be Successful in High School