The Jacket Journal

Tips and Tricks On Handling Anxiety: An Interview with Madeline Gregory

February 6, 2020

Anxiety is a problem that every student faces at some point in time--from big exams to their status in student life.  Madeline Gregory (12) is a student at Woodford County High School who struggles with ADHD and severe anxiety.  In the following interview, we cover her experience with anxiety and she...

Habits Die Hard

February 6, 2020

Do you have a bad habit that you want to break? Two WCHS students shared how they broke their bad habits. They gave their advice to those who want to break their bad habits as well.   Do you need some more guidance? Here are some resources to help break your habit: A TedTalk on breaking ba...

How To Take Criticism As An Artist

Quote art by Abby Frakes.

Abby Frakes, Staff Reporter

December 19, 2019

Artists have always had to swallow down the criticism's said about their art. Most of the time critics are honest and bold when critiquing a piece of artwork. However, the internet has led way to artists being able to post their own art and have it be seen and shared by the pubic. Not to mention the inc...

How To Get a Job as a Teenager

How To Get a Job as a Teenager

December 17, 2019

Getting your first job is a very big and exciting step to take during your teenage years, but can also be very daunting. This does not always need to be the case! Finding a first job that suits you is not as hard as it seems, just make sure you know what you want and what will work for you. I've brought...

A student stresses out about all the work that is ahead of them.

Project: Help a Student

December 17, 2019

Welcome to Project: Help a Student. Here, you will be able to find some advice regarding school, or maybe just some advice to manage your time. Trying to find resources and taking the time to find them can be overwhelming, so down below, are some helpful tips that you can take from that can benefit you...

Under the hood of a 2011 Honda Accord.

Common Car Rules Everyone Should Know but Very Few Do

December 17, 2019

This is a 3-part series I have been working on for over a month. These are three things you need to know when you own a car and will be by yourself. These tricks can help more than you know. For instance, have you ever been with someone and they had a flat and had to call someone for help?  After v...

Tips and Tricks For Staying Safe!

Tips and Tricks For Staying Safe!

Amariah Reed, Staff Reporter

November 8, 2019

According to the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children(NCMEC), nearly 800,000 children are reported missing each year--that's more than 2,000 children a day. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children also report that 203,000 children are kidnapped each year by family members and...

The entrance to Purdue University.

Clueless About College?

October 29, 2019

Are you starting to look for a college and have absolutely no idea where to begin? Don't freak out! Yes, it can be stressful looking for the place that you will call home for a few years after you leave high school, but it is not impossible. Here are my answers to some of the questions that you may have...

Surviving Family Gatherings

October 29, 2019

Is your family getting together for the holidays? When going to a big family gathering you are going to be put into many different situations and conversations.  In the following video, you can see how to get through these many awkward and uncomfortable situations with every family member.  The video...

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Tricks and Treats for Halloween

October 24, 2019

Planning a Halloween Party can be stressful and confusing. Here are a few tips, tricks, and treats to get your planning started!

Ashlyn Martin (11) invites Anna Ward (10) into a classroom.

Oh, the Things You Need to Know

May 7, 2019

From the start of high school, most students are made aware that the most challenging of the next four years will be Junior year. While most students take this as fact, very little advice is given to students entering their 3rd year of high school. After conducting a brief survey regarding important...

Spring Cleaning: For Your Mind, Body, and of Course, Your Happiness!

April 17, 2019

Everyone knows that spring is all about a fresh start. This month, both Reagan and I wanted to make this spring the best yet. What we mean by that is that we wanted to make our bodies feel fresh and rejuvenated. What we didn't know was how to do that. So, we made a list of our favorite places, foods...

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