How to Survive the School Year


I have unfortunate news for you: summer’s over. Yes, this has been very evident for the last fews weeks. Prep has once again been buzzing with day-to-day life. However, I can attest that the adjustment from summer back to school life can be somewhat strenuous. To help others cope, I have complied a few tips for getting through the next nine months.

The sudden load of homework can feel like a nightmare. The route most students take is to never sleep and hope they don’t die. Who can blame them? It’s hard to balance school, homework, extracurriculars, and a social life. But it’s important to remember that opens can be used for homework, not just talking with friends or napping.

Speaking of napping, one of the most common things I hear every single day is, “I’m so tired!” I wish I could give better advice on how to get more sleep, but I can tell you that you’re just going to need to accept the fact that you’re going to be tired for the next nine months. Also, coffee tastes really good. If anyone can tell me how to get more sleep, please contact me ASAP.

With school comes sports and extracurricular and it can be hard to balance everything. Sure, sometimes it may feel super stressful and overwhelming knowing you have two games during the week on top of three tests, two presentations, and an entire novel due by Friday. But just remember, sports and extracurriculars are good for physical and mental health, look good on college applications, and, of course, are required for graduation. Like I said, you’re going to spend the next nine months tired.

I think the most important part of getting through the return to school is just acceptance. There’s no getting around the fact that we have to go back. Sure, going to school at 8 am every morning and staying until 5 for sports can seem like a lot, but remember, it could be a lot worse.