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Formal Dance? Don’t Sweat It!

formal happy danceUgh, yes, once again, formal dance season has arrived. I, myself, just had one this past Saturday, my school’s own version called OLOT. But, yes, here they come again, the Spring Flings and spring formals and all the stress that comes with each one of them.

As a girl, I know the rash amounts of anxiety over the dress, the heels, the nails, the hair, the makeup, the group, and not to mention getting asked to the dance in the first place!

But let’s back up a bit, and let’s have me explain the typical etiquette of my school’s spring formal: OLOT.

  • When: usually the 2nd or 3rd weekend of March.
  • Where: This is the dance where the school chooses an off campus venue, whereas our winter dance, TOLO, is held in our school’s cafeteria. This year, we scored the Pacific Science Center.
  • How is works is that it’s a guy ask girl dance. While at most schools the guy just approaches the girl and says, “Hey, want to go to the dance with me?” the ask is actually one of the most important parts. Usually the guy should come up with a pun or have a poster or bring the girl a baked good.

People have gone all out in the past: renting a pig, scavenger hunts, spelling out the letters “OLOT?” in the windows of a school building, or in my case, an ask imitating the scene from Say Anything where the guy wins the girl by holding up the boom box to the window. (Ok, mine was a little different…him and some of his friends just came up to me carrying the boom box playing The Way You Make Me Feel by Michael Jackson and he asked me. But close enough).

I’ll have you know that asking season gets catty, especially amongst the female half of the grade. So here’s my first word of advice: if you can, avoid the asking drama. If you get asked, great! If you don’t, that’s fine too! There’s so much silly high school stigma around not getting asked, but so what! You should still go to the dance. Rally up a group of friends and go as a big group! Also, hopefully your school dances have an atmosphere inviting towards people of all sexual orientations and genders. Ask whom you feel comfortable asking, dress how you feel comfortable dressing, and just be yourself!  It’s supposed to be fun, and it’s a whole lot easier to have a good time if you feel comfortable in your own skin! Continue reading

No-Stress Zone: Various Methods to Study!

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Welcome to another post of The No-Stress Zone! In the previous post, you took a quiz to determine which type of learner you are: Auditory, Visual, or Kinesthetic. In this post, I will share some studying tips and techniques based on your learning type in order to help you all get the most of your studying and do better on your school assignments! Continue reading

No-Stress Zone: What type of learner are you?

attention Welcome back to The No-Stress Zone! Today, I have a quiz for you that can determine what type of learner you are. Dont worry, there are no right or wrong answers for this quiz! All you have to do is answer the questions based on your personal learning experiences and habits. The reason for taking this quiz is to help determine the best methods for studying that may help you better prepare for exams, tests, quizzes, etc.!
To take this completely free quiz that takes less than 5 minutes, simply go to this awesome website.
I hope you enjoy this quiz 🙂

Thank you for reading another post from The No-Stress Zone! Please come back again for some more tips and advice on how to reduce and even prevent stress!

–advice from Mia, West Seattle Branch

No-Stress Zone: Final Tips and Advice for Organization

studycat Hello students! Welcome back to The No-Stress Zone!

In the last couple of posts, I’ve given you all some suggestions how to organize your school papers into binders/folders, how to organize those binders/folders into your school bag or backpack, and how to organize your homework and study hub a.k.a. your desk or wherever your choose to study and do homework.

In this post, I will be signing off these organizational tips with some final tips and advice. Continue reading

No-Stress Zone: Desk Transformations

spongebobhomework Welcome back to The No-Stress Zone! In the last two posts, I’ve suggested some ways to better organize your school papers in binders and/or folders (depending on your or your teacher’s personal preferences) and how to choose the right school bag or backpack for you and how to organize to find what you need, when you need it.
In this post, I’m going to suggest some ways to organize your homework and study hub a.k.a. your desk. Continue reading

The No-Stress Zone: Organizational Methods, Tips, and Advice for Your School Bag!

waitthehomeworkWelcome back to The No-Stress Zone! Today I will be helping you organize something that is a necessity for school: your school bag.

Whether you carry a regular two-strap backpack, a messenger bag, or a tote bag, keeping your school bag organized and as clutter free as possible will help you quickly find a pencil for when your science teacher surprises you with a pop quiz, keep your money your safe for when you wanna buy a quick bagel before school, or help you find the book report you spent almost two weeks slaving over.
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The No-Stress Zone: Organization Methods, Tips, and Advice

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Hi students, teachers, and parents! I welcome you to the first official post in The No-Stress Zone blog series, in which I offer middle and high school students advice, methods, and tricks to prevent stress before it’s caused and help reduce stress when it’s caused.

I will begin with some methods and tips on a particular subject that almost every teacher emphasizes numerous times throughout the school year: organization. Although there are students who are able to get their school work done and maintain good grades even if they have a somewhat messy binder or backpack, there are students who are not able to do that. Have no fear, because I have a couple of ways of organizing your school papers! Continue reading