Tips For Prom

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By : Schrell Broadie

Garinger Seniors the moment we have all been waiting for is finally here, Prom ! Yes you read it right, prom is finally here and to help you prepare for the special event, I am going to provide you with a couple of tips.

Ladies here are a couple of tips too keep your hair, makeup, and dress in tact for the special night !

  • wearing heels? tape your third and fourth toe starting from your big toe, together  using Scotch tape or any other invisible tape to help ease pain the ball of your foot.
  • Carry bobby pins in your purse, it’s mandatory that you carry these and their easy to store in your purse.
  • use water resistant mascara it’s Prom, the feels are going to come and it’s best to come prepared !
  • Invest in Q-tips ! In order to keep the Flawless look you came with dip your Q-tip in the eye shadow you chose and store it in your purse.
  • take lots of pictures before prom because you might not look as flawless afterwards
  • Lastly remember to take lots of pictures and have a ton of fun !

Nhung Huynh !

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By Schrell Broadie

Shout out to our very own Nhung Huynh for receiving  an academic scholarship worth $19,000 from Wingate University ! Congrats Nhung and this is living prove people that hard work pays off, if you see Nhung wildcats don’t forget to congratulate her for her hard work !

Congrats to Nhung Huynh for her academic scholarship !

I Am Garinger

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Garinger Students Unite Against Stereotypes

By : Schrell Broadie

A group of Garinger students decided to take a stand and diminish the negative stereotypes associated with the students at Garinger. Check out the video below and let us know what you think !

Mayor’s Youth Employment Program

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By: Alissa Miller and Rosario Aviles

Carlos Figueroa

The Mayor’s Youth Employment Program is a great opportunity for Juniors and Seniors to get hands on experience to prepare for their future in the workforce. In order to join this amazing program, students must have at least a 3.0 GPA to participate. They then undergo a rigorous selection process in which 60 students are chosen for training and then of those 60, 25 will be chosen to participate in the internships. Carlos Figueroa is one of the Junior participants, claims “It took dedication and persistence, [however] It is a great experience” he also mentioned he feels privileged to “know what it is like to be in a professional work environment” before going into the workforce. A Senior participant, Hanh Nguyen, said “The program will show [our community] that Garinger students can excel in the career of their choice, and this will give us an advantage and it is great experience.”

NHS Students go to Shamrock Gardens for Dr. Seuss Day

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By Daniela Ramirez

Members of the National Honor Society celebrated Dr. Seuss day by planning a day of reading and activities for first graders at Shamrock Gardens Elementary.

The students read books like The Lorax and The Cat and the Hat and had the first graders do activities like making trees and mustache cutouts.  Members of NHS got to leave right after third block to walk over to the elementary school and split up to cover two first grade classes.

The first graders seemed very excited to be able to interact with high school students and participate in the activities planned for them.

 

 

 

Always Ready for Your Test

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Mr. Anthony's class is now paying 100% attention to their notes. They get ready to take the EOC exam coming up. Photo by Hanh Nguyen.

Mr. Anthony’s class is now paying 100% attention to their notes. They get ready to take the EOC exam coming up. Photo by Hanh Nguyen.

By Hanh Nguyen

 The big EOC is coming up! You have a bunch of papers you need to study. Do you remember all of it? Or, do you want to lie down every time you look at the packet? Do you see the letters dancing?

That means you need to read this story.

I will help you be free from dancing letters and help you pass your exams.

  Lets look back to Garinger’s previous EOC test score. I did research and the results hurt my feelings. According to greatschools.org, a website that shows every single school’s test score, Garinger’s rating is 2 out of 10.

Is it bad? No, it is not. It’s just super bad.

 Let’s change the rating to 8 out of 10, Garinger!. Lets tell everyone that Garinger students are as smart as anyone else. We will change the public’s view about Garinger by bringing our EOC test scores up.

     If you are ready to make a change, I am here with you make that change. Let’s do it!

   According to studyandexam.com, “A brilliant student pays attention to all the factors which make him succeed in exams.” These factors are methods of learning, mental approach torwards study, attendance, taking notes, memorizing, and extracurricular activities.

   The super easy way to getting start is to study your notes every night. Do it before you do anything else. It sounds boring, but it works all the time.

You need to put the most important, and main activity on the top. After you finish, go ahead and do what you want. However, please do not start studying on the night before the exam day. You will not remember anything because when you try to do so much, your brain will say, “I’m tired, I quit.”

Therefore, the best way is to study every single day, including weekends. Your brain will feel thankful for your decision. That way, when you faced with the test, you only have to review or read over your notes, get a good night’s sleep, and be ready for tomorrow.

Do you know what the consequence is if you stay up the whole night to study? You will show up tomorrow with panda’s eyes. NO! That is so ugly, and you may fall asleep before you even begin your test. That will kill our effort to make a change for Garinger!

   The method of learning

How do you stick your notes into your memory? If your method is to remember every single word from your notes, then that is wrong. However, it is not too late to fix it. Let’s try out my method!

My method is to only study the main ideas. Use the key words that represent the topic. For example, nucleus stores genetic information, the only two words you need to remember are “nucleus and DNA.” That works very well. Why? Because that is how I study.

In order to test your knowledge, take out a blank sheet of paper and write down what you remember. Then, check it with your notes. The missing details you need to go over one more time. Keep doing it until you can write down every detail.

    Mental approach torwards study

Be focused on your notes; do not let distractions keep you away from your notes. Choose a quiet place to study. You may turn on music to help you.

The Equinox, a newspaper website, has published a story on how your music affects your study habits. If you like classical music, keep listening because it helps you study quickly, and remember the notes longer.

If your music is rap, hip-hop, or country, my advice to you is to keep your room quiet. Don’t turn it on because you will stand up and dance, and that is not what we want. “Music reduces the tension and boredom that are highly correlated with routine work but acts as a distracter for complex mental work,” said Anna Bradley, the writer of “Music While You Work” articles.

  Also, you should not miss any classes, which will bring your grade down. When you are present in class, you might take good notes, and have the opportunity to ask your teacher anything you struggle with. Do not be ashamed to ask questions. That is a smart action.

     After school activities

What do you do after class?  I ask many friends the reason why their grades are not good. They say, “I have aclub meeting,” or “I have basketball practice.” Hey, these activities are not as important as your grades.

First, keep track of your grades in school Powerschool. Second, figure out which class you did badly in. Third, pay more attention to that class, which does not mean you ignore the other classes. Fourth, go to tutoring, and ask your teacher for make up work. It helps you pass your class, and your teacher will be proud of you. You always have a second chance to make up your missing assignments, or failed tests. Use your second chance to help yourself out.

Remember, it is not a big deal for teachers if you fail their class; it’s okay for them to meet you next year. Nevertheless, you do not want to see them once again. Be smart and do as much as you can to pass your classes. It is better to get straight “As,” not straight “Fs.”