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A bike path off of the Skyway, part of the intended Valleys Edge development.
To the Edge Of the Valley
Margareta Grant-Dreher, Reporter • April 15, 2024

Valley’s Edge is a 1,448 acreage housing development that encompasses about 13 miles of land from East 20th street to the Honey Run area. The...

Jaxon Strausbaugh (9), Morgen Resier (10), Zeno Beutenmueller (12), Shania Ruggenberg (11), Quinn Anderson (12), and Zander Renzi (12) working on a photo.
Best year yet for SkillsUSA
Andres Coronel, Comic Artist • February 26, 2024

With the 2024 SkillsUSA Regionals competition coming to a close, results have been revealed for the next batch of State Competitors. This competition...

The boarded up parking lot of the old downtown 7-11 building
Safe Space Shut Down
Elliott Herlihy, Graphic Designer • February 19, 2024

In Chico, there is a clear and present issue with the amount of people that are unsheltered, and oftentimes living on the streets. There are...

Snapshot from security footage during the incident.
Altercation leads to alleged stabbing downtown
Julian Manning, Editor • February 13, 2024

On Wednesday, January 31, at approximately 12:11 PM, an altercation between several Chico High and Inspire students escalated into a stabbing...

Alyssa Christensen (10), Rylee Culter (10), Lily Massa (12), and parent helper Raquel Karach all painting a background for anything goes.
Behind the Anything Goes! curtain
Lilah White, Writer • February 13, 2024

Many naturally crave to see and create arts and theatricals. People star in everything from movies to common high school plays. Many commonly...

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Self Care as a Student

Allowing yourself to take breaks to promote motivation
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With PSATs, extracurriculars, and societal pressures looming over us, it can be difficult, as a student, to find the time and motivation to get work done and meet deadlines. Sometimes, even just your struggle being seen and recognized by another student who can relate is enough to slightly improve your mentality towards school.

In school, you may feel alone, but nearly everybody around you can understand the difficulties of being a student in a stressful academic period. And, let’s be honest–our student body has been through a lot! That’s why I feel it to be very important to promote self-care as a student.

When working or studying, studies have shown it is vital to take breaks. Taking short breaks can improve your learning and increase your motivation to study longer. Breaks should be around 15-20 minutes, as this will give you a sufficient amount of time to rest your mind while also not allowing your mind to get entirely distracted. If your breaks are too short, they will no longer be helpful, and if they are too long, it will be difficult to return to your work.

Examples of things to do during your break can be napping, taking a short walk in nature, drinking tea or coffee, meditation, sketching, and physical activity. Some may need this time to take care of hygiene and health, while others may need to use it as a creative outlet.

The important thing is to customize your breaks to your own needs, and don’t overdo it. Both your body and mind needs reset periods. Allow yourself time to yourself to rest, relax, and rewind.

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