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The Journal Rewired

The student online newsmagazine of SHS

The Journal Rewired

Unlocking Potential

Students should utilize the after school options we provide.
Unlocking Potential

There are so many opportunities SHS offers and not enough students to take them. 

If students are struggling with homework, there’s a math lab where teachers will stay after school on Tuesdays and Thursdays to help with anything math related.

For hobbies, there is SHS’ Crochet Club, soccer and basketball. 

But that’s not all our school offers. There are numerous clubs and sports, but we take it for granted. 

I think students at SHS should appreciate the amount of dedication that staff and students put into establishing anything as a sport or a club. 

These teachers pour out their time and heart into making this happen and none of us seem to care. 

Instead of taking these opportunities away from us, because we won’t take them, they encourage us to do them. 

In every hall you see, there is at least one poster about a certain club but no one ever looks up or appreciates the person who put them there.

While ignoring these posters, students don’t realize that they are missing out on opportunities that can help them grow and develop life-long passions. 

Research shows that kids who participate in after school activities have a high sense of their self-worth. 

After school activities don’t just help with education. 

According to an article by, “Attending high-quality afterschool programs and regular participation can lead to improved social and emotional competencies, including prosocial behavior, intrinsic motivation, better concentration efforts, and higher sense of self-worth.” 

So instead of sighing when your teacher encourages you to do an after school activity, appreciate the thought they put into that and appreciate what SHS has to offer. 


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Harjas Kaur
Harjas Kaur, Features Reporter
Hi, my name is Harjas Kaur Chauhan, and I’m excited to enter the 2023-2024 school year as a sophomore here at SHS. This is my first year on The Journal, and I am a Features writer. I am so excited to meet new people and work with everyone this year. As I get to know you, I want you to know a little bit about me! So I grew up in a small town in New Jersey and was born into a Sikh family. I started speaking Punjabi when I was four and was surrounded by culture and family. I loved to read and go to the Gurudwara as a child. My background is still an important part of me, and I carry pride in being a Sikh. When I turned eight, I moved to Indiana. It’s really different because here I can’t just travel to New York on the weekend, which is why I don’t really like it, but I can’t say it’s all that bad because I met my best friend Simran here. I love watching horror movies with her. Thanks for checking out my bio, now go check out the rest!

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