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Selma Dahms, junior, said she was diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia in early elementary school.

A better plan for learning

Natalie Bednarski, news writer November 17, 2022

Selma Dahms has dealt with a learning disability her whole life.  Dahms, junior, said she was diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD in early elementary school. She said getting this diagnosis helped her receive...

Sarah Thaman can find it difficult to focus on tests.

School with a 504 plan

Ethan Peter, web editor February 24, 2020

A test packet lays on senior Sarah Thaman’s desk. So does a ZipGrade answer sheet. Rows and rows of circles. Pencil in hand, she slowly shades in a circle beside question one. Then question two. Question...

art by Mary Grace Heartlein

Trying to study with ADHD

Mary Grace Heartlein, artist December 10, 2018

Studying for anyone can be difficult, but with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) it can seem near impossible. Here is a look into the mind of a student with ADHD.

Chill pill

Chill pill

Zachary Clingenpeel, photographer April 13, 2017

While she played guitar amongst her fellow band members, war was being waged between the opposing chemicals in her body. For Bridgett Field, junior, life is a fight between the two different medications...

A new lease on learning

A new lease on learning

Holden Foreman, web editor April 13, 2017

Erving Goffman, Canadian-American sociologist and writer, determined three targets of stigma: overt or external deformities, known deviations in personal traits and “tribal” affiliations. Yet, according...

Time is points

Time is points

Katie Woodruff, news editor March 23, 2016

One simple diagnosis can help students to get extra time on standardized tests, quizzes and other school work. According to NBC News, standardized testing has increased the amount of ADHD diagnoses in...

There’s No Cube Like Rubik’s

Olivia Rekittke, features writer November 21, 2014

To David Shengelia, Disney World meant the beginning of a newfound hobby. Shengelia, sophomore, bought his first Rubik’s Cube at a store in Disney World when he was in seventh grade and has not put...

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