Back To School, Back To Blues

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Back to school blues

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools.

For some students, the first few weeks of the new school year are exciting. It’s a time to reunite with old friends, start new classes and get back into the swing of things. But for others, the new school year triggers a bad case of the back-to-school blues.

Although most students experience some degree of sadness at the end of summer break, those feelings have the potential to turn __________ (1) anxiety or even depression when the school year begins.

“I __________ (2) never enjoyed going back to school,” Highland Park junior Aidan Joseph Ezgur said. “But now it has got to the point where instead of being sad about it, there is also anxiety.”


For students who are having a tough time with the new school year, there are a __________ (3) free remedies to keep in mind.

First, it’s important that you don’t _______________ (4) yourself. Even though you’re going to school and socializing with your classmates and teachers all day, pay close attention to what you’re doing at night. Just because you’re using social networks doesn’t mean you’re being social.

If you’re spending hours checking Facebook and Instagram, you could be isolating yourself without even knowing it.

“I think it would be easy to fall into a trap where you’re not using Facebook and video games to be social, you’re just using it to kind of withdraw from whatever you’re avoiding,” Thatcher said.

That doesn’t mean you have to go out with friends every night of the week, but it’s important to take a closer look at the things you do and why you do them.

“I try to think of how much fun it is to be with my friends every day, and sometimes I try to _______________ (5) myself with time for TV or a book if I get my homework done,” Ramasastry said about compromising on her after-school activities.

It can also be beneficial to find a sport or extracurricular you’re passionate _______________ (6). For some students, focusing attention on something fun and active can ease anxiety.

Last but not least, get to the bottom of your blues and find people who can help you get through it. For juniors and seniors, standardized tests like the ACT and SAT can cause a lot of anxiety. So can college applications.

“People really stress how it is important to do well on these big tests, but they don’t stress enough that there are people out there that can help you _______________ (7) for these tests and that you’re not alone,” Ezgur said.

Whether you’re reaching out to a tutor, upperclassman, college counselor or school therapist, there are people who can help you through tough times — even if they’re just offering a shoulder to cry on.

_______________ (8) the back-to-school blues can seem daunting, changing your attitude and outlook can be the first steps to turning things in the right direction.

“If you’re feeling school blues or you’re feeling sad about going back to school, remember that this is temporary, and that things can start to feel better,” Lynas said.

(Adapted from on 5 September 2013)

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