The Crimson Connection

Coffee and books being used to make studying comfortable.

Studying Tips and Tricks

Ways to improve studying to succeed in class
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...

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Self-Confidence in High Schools

Some simple steps to achieve confidence!
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...

A house decorated with Christmas lights.

Light up the Night

Why everyone should decorate their houses.
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....

Heather Palasota in her office.

The More You Know

What high school counselors wish you knew
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...

How to be an Activist

How to be an Activist

tips every activist needs to practice
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...

Why Happiness and Single are not Oxymorons

Why Happiness and Single are not Oxymorons

benefits of remaining single in highschool
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....

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Mental Breakdown

advice on why you should not invalidate 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...

How to Stay Awake

How to Stay Awake

Advice on keeping yourself going through the school day
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...

How to Save a Life

How to Save a Life

Comforting a suicidal friend
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...

The book that inspired me to learn more about mindfulness


How practicing mindfulness is the future of emotional regulations
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...

Beat the Bell

Beat the Bell

10 tips to manage your time
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...

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