New Year, New Me

People set resolutions for improved attitude, lifestyle


Cities across the nation will celebrate the New Year with fireworks.

by Claire Kyllonen, Assistant Editor

Top 10 resolutions for 2015

1. Lose weight/change eating habits/exercise.

Whether it’s weight from feasting over the holidays or a long time goal to get in shape, many people put losing weight and getting healthy at the top of their list.

2. Make better Grades/boost GPA

For seniors who especially would like to graduate with a better GPA and higher class rank, the New Year marks only one semester left to do this job.

3. Save money

Some students need it for college; others need it for a new car, clothing or to have spending money.

4. Travel and see the world

This one could revert back to saving money, but for a lot of students, they’ve never been outside of Texas. As many seniors start to think about their college choices, a summer abroad or mission trip becomes more possible.

5. Go Green: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle

With all the waste of resources in the world, many resolve to help to keep the planet healthy and clean. Something as simple as not running the water while brushing your teeth and recycling paper instead of throwing it in the trash can help.

6. Be more confident

Those who struggle with self-confidence issues see the New Year as a chance to start all over and learn to confidently put one foot in front of the other.

7. Volunteer

Bettering the world usually starts with bettering the community, such as volunteering at a local food pantry, shelter, church group or starting your own way to give back to others.

8. Enjoy Life/ Reduce Stress

Students can get so caught up in keeping their grades, jobs, and future in check, that they forget to look up and enjoy their teenage years. This shouldn’t mean shirking responsibility, but teenage years don’t last forever.

9. Get organized

This can mean cleaning out your backpack, making notes to study for the next major test, or deciding on where you’ll go to college. Either way, life is easier when it’s tidy.

10. Make New Friends/ Meet New People

Some students will be experiencing a new school next fall, whether it’s college, high school, or middle school. Making new friends makes the crazy, stressful times easier to deal with.