Sleep an impossibility for today’s students

Sleep an impossibility for today's students
"For in dreams, we enter a world that is entirely our own. Let him swim in the deepest ocean or glide over the highest cloud." Albus Dumbledore might be a legendary mastermind filled with witty remarks and memorable quotes, but I doubt he realizes the stress students in our school feel.

Harry Potter is a well-known wizard who duels evil forces, competes in tri-wizard tournaments, is the chosen one and has a way with the ladies, but I feel his greatest ability is sleep.

We students are at an age where our class schedules, extra curricular activities, homework, and family life all have been balanced as we proceed through the obstacles of stress.

Today's students are generally pushing themselves to the max and going the extra mile, but at what cost? With the average student staying up into the early hours, frantically cramming or creating answers that will be submitted as "acceptable" homework, time is used for work, not sleep.

Is there an opinion among all of these painful facts? Yes, I feel that the student body needs to stop and realize stress can be eliminated and sleep can be gained. Our time needs to be managed with more concern.

Stress boils, froths and spews into every student's life like a faulty cauldron filled with witches' brew. Though it might not be poisonous or sinister, it is a conflict that can affect one's day-to-day life, which in return can lead to further complications. School is demanding enough, and our body can only take so much until it entirely shuts down.

This story is published thanks to a joint agreement between the Plain Talk and the Vermillion High School journalism class.

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