The healing power of music

Music moves us; when we listen to a sad song, it has the ability to remind us of past heartbreak and pain or help us cope with current troubles. When we listen to a happy song, we feel excited and ready to take on the day. For some of us, music even helps to center…

The paradox of sleep

Sleep is a paradox: we can’t live without it, we never want to wake up in the morning, and yet we fight it every night, staring at a bright, little screen or thinking about every mistake we’ve ever made. For teenagers, this is especially true. Sufficient, quality sleep is vital to development and the ability…

Stress is like a two-story house

In today’s fast-paced environment, it’s all too easy to become stressed. Overwhelming and copious amounts of stress inhibit almost all facets of our lives, creativity in particular. When we are under high levels of stress, we are put into “a fear response which limits access to the parts of our brain responsible for thinking flexibly…

Everything, Everything: Worth a read?

What would you choose: simply existing, or truly living? Staying safe or risking your life for a once-in-a-lifetime romance? These are the life-altering choices that Madeline Whittier, an eighteen year old, is faced with in the novel, Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon. A coming-of-age, Rapunzel-esque story centered around a teenager making a choice that could…

How can you Challenge Success?

Students are constantly searching for a solution to combat stress, nerves, schedule management, and sleep deprivation. These are common, but not unimportant, issues that affect high school students nationally. All Saints’ has been extensively focused on student wellbeing lately. A partnership with Challenge Success, a program designed at Stanford University to reduce student stress and…

Girlboss: Worth a watch?

Please note that the following show contains mature content and is not recommended for anyone under the age of 16. Season one of the Netflix original series Girlboss premiered on April 21 and follows the life of Sophia Amoruso, a difficult and angry millennial who is travelling the path of self-reflection. The show starts off with…

Social media versus self image

Social media has become notorious for making users feel inadequate in both lifestyle and fitness achievements. When celebrities post “perfect” pictures of themselves or a photograph from an expensive vacation, many of their followers often compare themselves to that celebrity. Even on a smaller scale, people tend to compare themselves to friends or acquaintances in…