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Tiger Talk

Despite all odds, the first AP science Saturday session took place January 22nd. During it, students of physics, chemistry, biology, and environmental science were able to supplement their classroom learning. And according to Mr. White, there's another reason for students to come: "Movies." After working hard all day, our principal took us to the movies, a nice treat. He also said that he was proud of the students at Clay County High School; we seemed to have more students and more participation than any other school at the session.

What do hours of homework (even on snow days), stress climaxing in May, and a shelf full of test prep books have in common? Simple; they're all part of an AP student's life. I'd like to share the typical schedule for one such student:

 6:00 a.m. Alarm clock blares its warm welcome to a new day. Hit snooze.

 6:05 a.m. Alarm clock graciously reminds you that it's time to get up. Hit snooze.

6:15 a.m. Turn alarm clock off, stretch, roll out of bed.

7:00 a.m. Finally ready, you hop on the bus or start your car.

8:00 a.m. Homeroom- those blissful fifteen minutes in which calculus problems, essays, or worksheets can be completed.

8:20 a.m. First class of the day- AP, of course. Your mind is still a little sleepy, but you're mostly focused.

11:30 a.m. Ah, first lunch is nice. You take a well-deserved break to chat with friends and fill your stomach.

12:00 p.m. Full of food, you're getting sleepy again. Oh well, off to another AP class all the same.

12:30 p.m. You lay your head down as you take notes, trying to fight off the drowsiness. Only one more class after this; you can make it.

2:00 p.m. Could it be? It is. It's 7th period, and for many AP students, that means study hall.

3:30 p.m. Back home. Nap time.

5:00 Food, video games, talking to friends online, Facebook, going to the movies, church, sports practice, etc.

11:00 p.m. Wait, didn't you have homework? Now you start to finish it furiously.

1:00 a.m. Sleep.

6:00 a.m. Repeat.

As you can see, there are many ups and downs in our day, but all that college credit makes the struggle worth it.

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Every week as I save this article to my computer, I give it a title corresponding to the date I’m to email it in.

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With snow in 49 of the 50 states, it’s no wonder school days have become a rarity around here. But I’m sure you’re all getting sick of hearing about or thinking of snow, so to change the subject, I would like to share a list of the 10 best things and 10 worst things about high school.

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For the first time in nearly a month, we students had to rise early for school. But during our first week back at the high school, rumors spread about the horrendous (for us, that means wonderful) weather we were supposed to have this January. It seems everyone has been reading weather blogs or watching the weather on television, and the word is this January is supposed to be one of the worst in decades. Whether it is or not remains to be seen, but many are hopeful.

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