New Year’s Resolution Race: Reaching for the stars

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As 2016 settles in, the excitement of a fresh start wears off for most people around the globe. The drive to fulfill a New Year’s Resolution tapers off, but it remains strong for the contestants in the New Year’s Resolution Race. While some students face challenges in the way of completing their resolutions, all remain determined to reach for their own personal star, or their goal of improving themselves.

Bearing News asked: How has the third week of keeping your resolution been?

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Sydney Magee, senior – 21 points

Resolution: Be more positive and vocalize compliments

[TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”279933″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style2″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ title=”Shray Kumar – 21 points” message=”Since I was moving out of my house, we didn’t have any wi-fi and my treadmill was all over the place, but I’ve been exercising in Outdoor Education. The first 45 minutes is straight-up running, stretching, and push-ups and curl-ups. I have a lot of energy.” el_file=””]

Shray Kumar, senior – 21 points

Resolution: Exercise at least 3 times a week for 30 minutes

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Divya Divya, junior – 21 points

Resolution: Exercise at least 2 times a week for 30 minutes

[TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”279932″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style2″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ title=”Divya Divya – 21 points” message=”I for sure feel much healthier and because of that, I am less tempted to eat junk food which is great. ” el_file=””][vc_empty_space height=”16px”][TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”279940″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style2″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ title=”Britton Stamps – 17 points” message=”It’s okay, I’m still hanging out with my family more than I used to, but stress from school has caused me to isolate myself more at home so I can relax.” el_file=””]

Britton Stamps, sophomore – 17 points

Resolution: Spend more time with family

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Audrey Milyo, sophomore – 18 points

Resolution: Procrastinate less

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Siena Juhlin, freshman – 19 points

Resolution: Get more sleep

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Missed the first updates on the contestants? Read the first here and the second here!
by Alice Yu and Rochita Ghosh
art by Alice Yu
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