Staff encourages underclassmen to finish this school year with a bang

Staff Editorial

After a year of hard work, the class of 2018 will be spending the last few days of school reminiscing about their times at high school and looking forward to the exciting real-life experiences that await.

Before we can have our summer full of fun, the rest of the student body will be gearing up for one of the most dreaded times of the year. For the next few days, most UAHS students will be hunkered over old notes and study guides in hopes of regurgitating a year’s worth of knowledge onto a final exam.

The end of the school year for Harry Potter almost always meant in a run-in with Voldemort.

While we may not have a battle with the Dark Lord looming over us before our exams, it can definitely feel that way. With the frenzy of work that May brings, there’s an aura of doom and despair that can set in leading up to finals.

This leap into crisis mode is understandable. With final exams counting for 20 percent of your grade, if the test doesn’t go your way, it can feel like a year lost.

However, we should not perceive this as a time of turmoil and stress, but rather a celebration of a job well done. We’ve made it through another year, overcome our AP and IB tests and worked hard to get where we are now. All that’s left is a few exams and we’ll be on your way to a great summer.

Don’t let the stress of everything you need to do get you down. Spend these last few days working harder than you have all year. Then, once you get to summer after acing your exams, you’ll have a well-deserved break.

The headmaster of Hogwarts, Albus Dumbledore, said it best: “We must try not to sink beneath our anguish, Harry, but battle on.