Ask Sydney

How Do I Make New Friends?

Dear Sydney, I don’t know, why but I am really struggling to make new friends. I recently moved in from another school and it just doesn’t feel the same. Any tips for meeting new people? As someone who has moved before, I understand what it is like to have to start all over again. You really miss the people you knew from before. Although it’s difficult, it is important to lose any expectations of the people you will reach out to. Instead… Keep in touch with your old friends as much as you can but keep your mind open to … Read more

How Do I Get Through My Junior Year?

Ah…the “big year”! I’ve had many people come to me about this. Honestly, the best way to get through the year is time management. Do whatever is necessary in terms of your workloads. If your teachers provide you with calendars, be sure to check them. (For example: If you check your schedules and see that you have 2 tests or more in a week, plan ahead. Make plans with your friends for after the tests. Or even better, get together to study with a couple of classmates instead!) Another way to help yourself focus is to eliminate any distractions. (For … Read more