Our much anticipated winter break is right around the corner! For some, winter break may mean pristine beaches, a dip in the pool, and another type of enjoyable getaway. For others, it means staying warm and cozy in their houses, wandering amidst the hustle and bustle of the holidays in NYC, and walking along 5th avenue to see all the lights. Either way, winter break means no classes, no less work, and waking up after the sun rises. However, before that much-needed break, students have to face one of the worst times of the year: the pre-break assignment overload. I am talking about tests, quizzes, essays and projects that are all due the same exact week, only days before break begins. Unfortunately, you’ll find your school planners becoming your worst of enemies when you open them … Continue reading
Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s champion against Apartheid and first black president, died this evening at the age of 95. Current President Jacob Zuma announced his official time of death, 8:50 PM Johannesburg time, in a televised speech. The world now mourns one of the greatest political leaders of the 20th century. Coming Soon: The Hewitt Times will commemorate the life and triumphs of Madiba.
With Thanksgiving this week and the rest of the holiday season just around the corner, “food babies” are inevitable. Overeating on Thanksgiving is usually considered a requirement, but wearing our eating habits isn’t. As a preemptive strike, I have some tips to banish those unwelcome food babies! 1. Go for a walk. Exercising not only makes you feel less full, but the fresh air will also help you get away from the powerful and irresistible odor of food. Try taking a walk with a family member or a friend after your (first?) dinner, but make sure you bundle up if you’re staying in New York City! 2. Get away from the food! By either moving yourself to a different room or by getting the food off the table, the simple movement will wake up your … Continue reading