Interview with Yuchen Yang, Author ofTeens Deserve More Sleep
So when my teacher told us this editorial needs to be a topic the students would care about, I immediately thought of this topic. I did research on the pressure high school students faced across the nation and methods schools came up to battle this phenomenon. I also did interviews with others in school to see what their opinions are. Then I wrote this piece expressing my view."
I know people who are in worse situations. One sophomore I know takes AP US History, a course notorious for its terms and amount of homework, and he swims for Pioneer... and plays viola. There are others pushing 3 o'clock limit and I know seniors who have pulled all-nighters. They are all very good students and wonderful people. The school definitely bears some responsibility for these problems, they should help the students and change the school starting time to ensure the students' health.
I think I will just say be organized and plan your time well. Don't give up on your dreams but don't let it drag you down."
To learn more about Yuchen, Teens Deserve More Sleep, and his writing, join us at the release of The First Edition of Pufferfish Magazine, in which he is featured, Saturday, April 30th at 310 E. Washington St. (see Facebook event for more details)