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Senior Farewell: Advice to Underclassmen

By Abby Corado

In my four years at JGHS, I can confidently say that I’ve gained knowledge on the do’s and don’ts of high school.

After taking about a handful of AP courses, I want to note that you should not overexert yourself. In this sense I mean don’t over do enrolling in honors and AP classes as it will lead to you burning out and having little to no motivation on doing absolutely anything (at least for me anyway). I advise you that, even though you should take your high school education seriously, have fun, too. While having fun you should also put yourself out there. I encourage you to join any extracurriculars that may hold your interest as it provides new friendships and more to put on your college application. 

Overall, just enjoy these years that you have now because as cheesy as it sounds, high school is gone as soon as it comes.

Women’s History month Gallery

By Abby Corado

To mark International Women’s Day, the Bugle celebrates March as the month of women’s empowerment! In honor of Women’s History Month, we have a gallery of seven international female figures that have made an impact for women collectively.

Pandemic Taking a Steep Emotional Toll on Young People

By Abby Corado

Studies have shown that along with the economic status plummeting, so has mental health. With having to quarantine ourselves, social distance, and adapt to the pandemic’s lifestyle, our general well-being has been compromised in doing so.

In Dr. Ronald W. Pies’ article “Is the Country Experiencing a Mental Health Pandemic?” at the Psychiatric Times, he observes that, “The prevalence of anxiety and depression symptoms were substantially higher than reported in 2019.” The age group of those are around the age of 18 and below are deemed to be more likely in experiencing symptoms of anxiety disorder, trauma stressor-related disorder (due to the pandemic), and depression. Because of this pandemic, an increase in mental illnesses has occurred, and those that experienced these mental illnesses prior to the pandemic seem to have their symptoms heightened.

I can easily attest to being affected by these substantial standards and say that I’ve found my easy-going and social nature to be reduced down from extrovertedness to being a hermit. Life before the pandemic–in which I was my most outgoing self–held instances where I was willing to try new things and just be my loud self. At school, I would randomly talk to people without worrying about if they found me weird just in hopes of making new friends. Now, I often find my already-present anxiety enhanced when performing simple tasks in public such as asking a Walmart employee where the toilet paper is or even ordering my food.

To simplify, I, like many of you, find difficulty in basic tasks that involve little-to-no human interaction and find safety and comfort in my room. 

Mental health should be one of your top priorities in order to be able to feel nourished and fulfilled with what you do in life. Now that it’s a new year, I wanted to officially create habits that are everlasting in regards to my mental well-being and have decided to research ways that will further support your psychiatric sanity. It affects how you make decisions, how you perceive certain topics, and how you handle high-stress situations.

So you may be asking yourself, “What can I do in order to replenish and nourish my mental health under all these circumstances?” There are plenty of ways that you can treat and take care of yourself. In “Ten Things You Can Do for Your Mental Health | University Health Service” the University of Michigan provides 10 helpful tips on ways that you can start prioritizing yourself and your mental well-being. Some habits that have helped me through this pandemic would be getting out of my room and giving myself time away from technology–just basking in the sun’s warmth–making sure that I try to keep my room clean, and not being so hard on myself while leaving room to make mistakes.

Though mental illnesses in its entirety can be difficult to cope with and easily become a burden to your lifestyle, you can start by doing easy tasks such as making your bed in the morning or drinking the right amount of water in order to feel more accomplished and motivated to continue doing better for yourself.

Abby Corado

Abby Corado is a competitive athletic scholar. She enjoys listening to all genres of music and uses it as a way to cope with stress. Her favorite hobbies include running, tennis and soccer, painting, and reading. Her favorite color is green because it reminds her of nature. Abby’s favorite news sources are The Los Angeles Times and Reuters.

Black lives Matter Legislative Proposal

By Abby Corado

The Black Lives Matter Movement is not just some social media trend that comes and goes but is a progressive coalition that only grows stronger and inspires other minority groups to take action and fight for their rights.

The BLM political action committee has partnered up with the Working Families party announcing a legislative proposal. This legislative proposal, which will be in action in 2021, is supported by well known progressive figures Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ilhan Omar. This proposal provides the movement an opportunity of holding elected officials accountable for their actions while pushing for policy change in terms of equality.

Fake News Awareness

By Abby Corado

Often enough fake news is deliberately being shared amongst thousands of social media consumers creating falsely based conspiracies. To better the society and rid them of loose accusations here are some tips to avoid fake news and the spread of it. Ask yourself these questions:

  • Question the authenticity of the article/image as a whole >> check for reliable resources, current date, is there a website that has a reliable background?
  • Is this information designed for easy sharing?
  • How did you encounter this?