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Teeka is a resident advice columnist.  She can be reached with the Google Form at the bottom of the page.

Dear Teeka: Time Management

September 16, 2020

Dear Teeka, What are some tips to manage time?  Sincerely, Highlands Student   Dear Highlands Student,  ...

ACT Preparations: What can you do to improve your score?

ACT Preparations: What can you do to improve your score?

March 5, 2020

With the ACT right around the corner for juniors and some sophomores, testing preparations have been...

Dear Teeka: Motivation

Dear Teeka: Motivation

December 16, 2019

Dear Teeka, How do you get yourself motivated to do homework? After I get home from a 7 hour schoo...

Dear Teeka: Success

Dear Teeka: Success

October 16, 2019

Dear Teeka, What does success mean to you? And in what degree of importance does success lie upon? ...

Scheduling Begins Next Week: Are You Ready?

Scheduling Begins Next Week: Are You Ready?

January 11, 2019

     Students are just getting back from a well-deserved two-week break following a stressful mid...

Dear Evie and Dee: Friend Jealousy

January 10, 2019

Dear Evie and Dee,   I get this thing where I get extremely friend jealous. I’ll see my best friend post pictures online of her and her other newer friends, and I get super self-conscious. I start to think they’re better friends than I am to her. Whenever we text I feel like she hates me, and I don’t know what...

Dear Evie and Dee: Keeping Secrets

December 10, 2018

Dear Evie and Dee, I'm hiding this secret from my family and I know if I told them that they would never accept me for who I truly am. It's difficult to keep living this lie and I feel guilty for never being honest. I'm not sure how to cope with it.   Sincerely, Lying to My Family     Dear...

Dear Evie and Dee: Family Issues

December 3, 2018

Dear Evie and Dee,   I'm having issues with life in general. I feel like everything and everyone is against me. My family is causing me issues mainly and I only feel better when I'm out with friends or they are not bothering me.   Sincerely, Alone and Afraid   Dear Alone and Afraid,   It...

Dear Evie and Dee: Saving Money for the Holidays

November 19, 2018

Dear Evie and Dee,   My friends are all getting excited for Christmas and are always talking about what they are going to get each other. I get really stressed around this time of year because I don't have a job so I can't pay for expensive gifts for my friends, and my parents won't give me money. I feel bad when ...

Dear Evie and Dee: Family and Grades

November 12, 2018

Dear Evie and Dee,   Thanksgiving is coming up, and I'm starting to feel really anxious. I have a big family, but I've never been very close to them. I'd honestly rather spend the holiday with my friends. Is it wrong to feel that way?   Sincerely, Thanksgiving Dilemma   Dear Thanksgiving Dilemma,   ...

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