Marketing Fair During Lunch Shifts Today in the Commons

For the first time at Marriotts Ridge, students have gathered together to showcase modern marketing strategies and information about large businesses and companies that are taking over the world. The Marketing Fair is an effective way to show how much these students have been learning this past year and also a great way to expose our students to the marketing world.

This fair is taking place during all of the lunch shifts today, with various booths and student presenters. All of the presenters are part of the Principles of Marketing class, taught by Ms. Miller. This class teaches the students about the principles of marketing and business, and effective ways to showcase communication skills and advertising. The students in the class are passionate about their topics and ideas, and they are willing to share plenty of information about their projects during the fair. Iman Gul, Junior, said, “We are showing people ways to present and to inspire many others to do the same.”

In addition to teaching other students about marketing, the presenters themselves are also learning. Andrew Kim, Senior, said, “We are learning how to promote products as a campaign, and how to present different products.” Iman Gul added, “We are doing this to further our own experience with marketing and to help us in the future.”

Throughout the entire fair, these passionate students display their skills that they acquired throughout the year, and they inspire other students to take this class to help the students of MRHS prepare for a future in the business world.

It’s Time to Prepare for AP Exams

    Abigail Kim – Staff Writer

There’s approximately a month left until AP testing, which means that it’s the time for sweat to drop from the foreheads of any high school student taking an AP class. Students are understandably stressed, as they must score well on their AP exams to earn college credit. In order to avoid dangerous levels of stress, here are some methods regarding studying and time management.

“I normally use practice tests to review what we did in class. This helps me understand what we might do. I also try to look over past assignments and units to refresh my memory,” says Junior Makenna Benson. Though this is considered an old method, it’s a great method. Simply looking through old notes, graded tests, or assignments allows your brain to open up the small gate to your memory. Finding previous tests to practice on will help you form a basis and familiarity with the test you will be taking.

Another useful technique is drawing. In his New York Times article “A Simple Way to Remember Things: Draw a Picture, Tim Herrera claims based off of the studies of Professor Jeffrey Wammes, “The three-act technique of picturing something in your mind, putting pen to paper to draw it, then looking at your drawing is a powerful memory trick that outperforms other ‘strong’ mnemonic strategies when it comes to memory.” In other words, drawing what you learned will help your memory in many ways; even better than just copying notes. Although this technique can’t be used for all of your needs, it does paste the image of what you learned into your mind. If you realize that your methods of memorization aren’t exactly working, then drawing a picture and analyzing will help significantly.

Beyond studying methods, you should also find ways to manage your time. The best thing to do would be to make a schedule. Create a daily planner, and mark which areas of your time are already taken over by other activities. Then, fill in the remaining space with time to study for each of your AP exams.

Sometimes, you may feel stressed even with well-functioning studying techniques and good time management. In such situations, you should take time to relax. “I video call my friends and we keep each other motivated while studying. It’s hard to keep myself stress free, but I remind myself to relax with tv shows or snacks once in a while,” said Junior Hyemin Kim.

“Angst” Screening Tackles Mental Health

Olivia Brooks – Staff Writer

With the pressure of social media and the competitiveness and rigor of school, it is no wonder that many teens across the country suffer from some type of mental illness. According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness, one in five teens currently live with a mental health disorder, and this statistic is on the rise. Due to this, the Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center reports that suicide is the third leading cause of death in all youths.

As part of a growing effort to combat this mental health crisis, there will be several screenings of “Angst,” a documentary that delves into all aspects of anxiety and stress, and highlights interviews with children, teens, parents, educators, and experts on the subject. Mental health is an essential part of students’ wellbeing, and the documentary explores how debilitating disorders can be that affect one’s mental health, as well as the positive results of seeking aid and support from family, teachers, or professionals.

The film is 55 minutes long and geared towards children and teens, as well as their parents and guardians, and afterwards features a panel of local experts representing HCPSS, Horizon Foundations, Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center, clinicians, and students. The panel will share important information on the documentary and current mental health epidemic, plus answer questions from the audience and provide relevant anecdotes based on their experiences. Attendees will also be able to take home a bundle of resource papers for further help or study.

A vital point to remember is that despite the increase in teen mental health disorders, there are always ways to boost one’s mental stability. Teens have a plethora of resources available to them, including aspects of self care they can fulfill at home. Senior Hana Cho suggested that “stressed teens can exercise or walk outside.” Junior Gloria Cai said, “I take naps when I feel tired or stressed.”

“Angst” will be screened at 6:30 on Tuesday, April 2 at Howard High School; Thursday, April 4 at Hammond High School; Tuesday, April 9 at Glenelg High School; and Wednesday, April 10 at Mt. Hebron High School. The screening is free to attend. For additional information, visit the Howard County Public School System website.