The Crimson Connection

Studying Tips and Tricks

Coffee and books being used to make studying comfortable.

ReganG, Staff Reporter

December 4, 2019

Here at the Woods we are blessed with great courses and curriculum. In order to succeed in school it takes an extra effort. However, studying may not be the most pleasurable activity, but it is the golden ticket to good grades. Here are some tips to set yourself up for success: 1.Find the right wo...

Self-Confidence in High Schools

Someone expressing their self-love

PaigeR, Photo Editor

May 19, 2019

I’ve seen what low self-esteem can do to a teenager because one of my friends is still suffering from it. It can make you want to shut your emotions off to the world by being uncaring and hateful to those who try to get close to you, or stand out in a ridiculous way. I used to have low confidence...

Light up the Night

A house decorated with Christmas lights.

JerahB, Reporter

December 18, 2018

It’s about to be that time of year: Christmas. The bells are ringing and all the lights are out on display. One thing that everyone should be focused on this Christmas is decorating their houses. I know that decorating your house and putting up all the lights is a lot of work, and everyone rea...

The More You Know

Heather Palasota in her office.

CarolineS, Online Editor

December 7, 2018

For most people, the phrase “I wish I had known…” pops into their mind when thinking about their high school years. During high school, there are so many things that could be beneficial to have in mind when making important decisions. Two high school counselors sat down to answer questions about ...

How to be an Activist

How to be an Activist

SujeanS, Managing Editor

February 22, 2018

With all the protesting going on in Florida about gun laws, from walkouts to rallies, activism is a very prevalent topic in America right now. However, one thing that no one ever talks about is how to become an activist. Here are five things every activist needs to take into account: KNOWLEDGE: The fir...

Why Happiness and Single are not Oxymorons

Why Happiness and Single are not Oxymorons

AbigailH, Staff Reporter

February 14, 2018

Valentines Day. Shameless couples around the building walk together, talk together and eat together. They appear to be joyously content sharing their life with someone else under bright rays of sunlight. And then there’s the single people, watching from the shadows. According to the Pew Research Institute thou...

Mental Breakdown

An illustration that contains various terms related to mental health.

BrandonC, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2018

Visualize a child, a man, a woman, a mom, a dad, a worker, a normal person, a celebrity, anyone. Imagine that they are clinically diagnosed with depression, but no one is willing to make sure they are okay. No one is willing to listen to their struggles, and no one will believe them when they say, “...

How to Stay Awake

How to Stay Awake

KaeT, Social Media Editor

December 8, 2017

Waking up when it’s dark outside is a very tough thing to do. The good news of having a school that starts at 7:20 is that you get to bail at 2:40, the bad news? It’s 7:20, also known as too-early-o’clock in the morning. The average wake up time for a Cy Woods student is anywhere between 5 am and...

How to Save a Life

How to Save a Life

KaeT, Social Media Editor

October 20, 2017

One of the most emotionally devastating things in the world is having a best friend who is suicidal. It's so hard to process the fact that someone you're so close to, someone you've known for maybe a few months or for many years, can be gone in the blink of an eye by their own hand. Going to them and...


The book that inspired me to learn more about mindfulness

SarahW, Copy Editor

September 28, 2017

Practicing mindfulness is the most important skill I have acquired throughout high school. Students, myself included, tend to sacrifice their mental connection for academic success, this is why mindfulness is greatly important for students specifically. To define mindfulness, it’s a mental state ac...

Beat the Bell

Beat the Bell

KiaraS, Co-Editor-in-Chief

September 13, 2017

Find all alternate routes to minimize any delays caused by crowds. Do not linger in the halls. Yes, it is fun to stand and talk with your friends, but not only are you wasting your own time, but you are delaying others. It is time to learn how to walk and talk at the same time. Listen to the warnin...

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