Taking some time to refresh during testing season

Dear Readers,

Here at UAHS, we are in the midst of continuous testing. With underclassmen taking standardized AIR tests, juniors taking the ACT during school hours, and AP tests approaching, it seems that we are all on autopilot studying and filling out those tedious little bubbles on countless answer sheets.

Although the late arrival schedules are nice, during this time period it can be easy to get caught up in the mindset that you are defined by your test scores. With UAHS being the high achieving school that it is, this is even more prevalent.

As we finish up the school year, I’d like to encourage you to take some time for yourself. Get breakfast with your friends during the late arrival days, or take a study break and go for a walk outside to enjoy the warm weather.

However, an alarming amount of teenagers don’t have the luxury of worrying about test scores.

Human trafficking is an ongoing epidemic across the United States as well as the world.

Recent happenings in late March, such as 14 girls going missing in the Washington, D.C. area in just 24 hours, have drawn nationwide attention to the problem. It is also necessary to note that Ohio’s human trafficking numbers are among the highest in the United States.

To shine light on this issue, Abby Gray and Bre Hart interviewed several human trafficking survivors in this issue’s spotlight, “Hidden Humans” (p. 8). It is an important and touching story for us all to bear witness to.

Don’t forget to check out arlingtonian.com for exclusive content including reviews of “Beauty and the Beast” and Ed Sheeran’s newest album, as well as students’ favorite spring break destinations. You can also follow us on Twitter @arlingtonians and Instagram @uaarlingtonian for news updates!

In addition, next issue is the last of the year– our 48-page senior issue, which will cover senior destinations and favorite high school memories.

Thank you for reading, and as always, Go Bears!

Ellise Shafer

Editor in Chief