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New law requires California high schools to start no earlier that 8:30 a.m.

(Saranyu Nel)
November 15, 2019
Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill on October 13 that requires most middle and high schools to push back their start times by the start of the 2022 school year. This was passed as a result of research that show that teen's natural sleep cycle clashes with early start times.

Homework is Killing Sleep

September 22, 2017

After receiving all your homework from all your classes, you go home, take a little time to relax and as you glance over your phone, you find that three hours have gone by and it's five. Seven classes,...

When You Can’t Sleep (On These Redhawks)

When You Can't Sleep (On These Redhawks)
June 3, 2017

Once in awhile, you may desire to have an “early night.” At 10 P.M., you have the power to overcome your addiction to Netflix and instead hit the hay. Why is it, for me at least, that these are always...

Student Sleep Habits at Tam

May 27, 2016

by Elissa Asch Some students understand that the extra half hour they stay up on Instagram at night makes them a little drowsy the next day, but what they don't realize is that it also has the potential...

Sleep Well: Later School Start Times & Student Health

Sleep Well: Later School Start Times & Student Health
February 7, 2015

Most students would agree that the least productive part of their school day is the first forty minutes of their first class of the day. This feeling of lethargy makes student question why they would have...

The Monthly Hollumn: Stepping back from college stress & learning to breathe

The Monthly Hollumn: Stepping back from college stress & learning to breathe
November 21, 2014

oesn’t matter whether you’re a senior caught in the height of application season or a sophomore who’s just taken the PSAT — everything in life seems to revolve around that one loathed topic. “So,...

Ticket to a Better Night’s Sleep

Ticket to a Better Night's Sleep
October 23, 2014

“Nights when I can’t fall asleep typically end with me laying in bed for hours on my phone or tossing and turning,” senior Taryn Varnes said. “Every hour I’m in bed still awake I find myself...

Early Start Leads to Poor Focus For Sleep Deprived Teens

Early Start Leads to Poor Focus For Sleep Deprived Teens
April 10, 2013

Every day at 7:55 AM, hordes of half-awake Tam students trudge toward their 1st period classes like zombies. “Everyone is usually half asleep at least until the break after 1st period,” junior Walter...

Direct Light Leaves Weary Counting Sheep

Direct Light Leaves Weary Counting Sheep
February 14, 2011

It’s 11 p.m. on a school night: your breath is minty fresh, you’ve stripped down to your onesie, and the warmth of down feathers engulfs you.  However, your head is not quite enticed by the pillow...

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