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Davis Drive Park has fields, Greenways and trails.
Gallery: Parks around town
Mason Cline, Staff Writer • February 26, 2024
Game subscription services have been rapidly increasing in popularity, with the largest service, PlayStation Plus Premium, reporting a user count of 47.4 million, leading to many believing that services will be the future of the game industry.
Gaming in the future
Miguel Carrasco Gomez, Staff Writer • February 26, 2024
Quiz: Which lacrosse player are you?
Quiz: Which lacrosse player are you?
Regan Orlando and Mason ClineFebruary 23, 2024
Pinning down the win: Green Hope womens wrestling
Pinning down the win: Green Hope women's wrestling
Zoe Westerlund and Deepa RameshFebruary 23, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events
Pinning down the win: Green Hope womens wrestling
Pinning down the win: Green Hope women's wrestling
Zoe Westerlund and Deepa RameshFebruary 23, 2024
Follow this link to purchase tickets for Green Hope Athletic events

Felicity Falcon: Starting a new semester successfully

Hello falcons! Happy new semester! As this new term starts, there are a variety of challenges that may be intimidating to students. From new material to unknown classmates and unfamiliar teachers to foreign routines, the new semester can bring many challenges to students. Don’t fret though, Felicity Falcon has got you covered! I will try my best to help Green Hope students get accustomed and ready for a new beginning filled with success!

Having a morning routine consisting of things that will awaken you, such as brushing your teeth, is important for your learning during school. (Annabella Monge)

How to wake up on time

While you may have gotten used to sleeping in over break and can’t get out of bed, here are a few tips that could help you start the morning right and get into a morning routine:

  1. Set an alarm in the morning around 20 minutes before you should actually get up for school. By setting an alarm earlier than usual, you can wake up slowly and have more time in the morning. As a result, you’ll have more time to get dressed more efficiently and have time for breakfast or get your bag ready before you leave.
  2. When you’re up and ready to go in the morning, following a strict routine with activities such as brushing your teeth, doing your hair, getting dressed, drinking water and putting on deodorant can bring energy to your day. Having fresh breath, and feeling presentable can carry you throughout the day, as it will make you feel put-together and awake. Following a routine will also lead to a more efficient morning, reducing the time wasted on thinking about what to do. 
  3. Lastly, ice water and mint toothpaste, or anything that feels cool, can wake you up. Drinking cold water, using minty toothpaste or even chewing mint gum increases your alertness, as it stimulates your nervous system. This energy can carry into the school day, improving learning and efficiency. 

How to get used to the new semester

Students will inevitably encounter new, scary curricula for the new semester; however, this fear is surmountable. By starting off the semester actively engaging in class, interacting with classmates and keeping up with assignments, you set a strong momentum for the year. You can also create group chats with classmates to get support and knowledge, as well as get accustomed to the class. 

How to make new connections with classmates

Being prepared with the school supplies you need for your new classes is essential and will set you up for success! Items like a calculator for math or a pencil for English are good to have. (Annabella Monge)

New semester, new classes, new teachers, new people, Now is the perfect time to make new friends! Connecting with students through schoolwork is one of the easiest ways to make friends because the work is a shared commonality. With that, you have reasons to meet up or FaceTime for school work, studying or projects. If the person is sitting next to you, most likely you will get to help each other out and start talking throughout the class. This is a great opportunity to get to know someone and have a chance to make a friend! 

How to connect with your teacher

Walking in on the first day of the semester, you are meeting your teacher for the first time and your teacher is meeting you for the first time as well. First impressions are important. Sharing a strong relationship with your teacher can enhance your learning, make your class experience better and create opportunities to request recommendations in the future. Here are some tips to bond with your new teacher:

  1. Teachers love students who are engaged, so ask questions and relate to not only the classwork but also something personal they may have talked about. Raise your hand, ask questions and speak during class conversations. By doing so, the teacher will know you better and get along with you better. 
  2. Many teachers notice tardiness. Showing up late to class can be a sign of disrespect to the teacher and disturb important content, so be on time or early if possible!
  3. Being respectful to your teacher is essential to getting closer to him or her. Being respectful can include many things such as not speaking over the teacher, raising your hand when you have a question, having manners such as “please” and “thank you,” as well as not talking back and having an inappropriate attitude.

New semesters are always scary, but don’t be too hung up about failing– it’ll work out. I hope these tips help make the transition smoother!

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Felicity Falcon, Advice-Giver-in-Chief
Former Green Hope student Felicity Falcon has returned to their alma mater to give advice to help ones who were once in Felicity’s position. Throughout high school, Felicity suffered and fought to make it through, but through time and experience, they are now all-knowing. As a former Green Hope student who sympathizes with fellow Green Hope students, Felicity Falcon strives to help those in need If you need advice on academics, friendships and more, fill out the form.
Annabella Monge, Staff Writer
Annie Monge is a junior at Green Hope and this is her first year writing for the GH Falcon. She has always had a passion for writing which is why she had an attraction to this class. Annie plans on coming back to the staff next year. Another major part of Annie’s identity is swimming. She started swimming at 10 years old and swims for the Green Hope swim team, as well as swimming year-round outside of school. Annie also works as a lifeguard outside of school. Annie loves traveling and has lived in four continents, she wants travel to be a part of her future while pursuing a job in international business. 
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