The Torch Isaiah Ortega As we get closer to break it gets more exciting, but stressful. The exciting part is thinking about the three weeks we get off from school after all the hard work we have been doing this semester. At the same time, the closer we get to finishing the semester is when the stress comes in. Your final grades are coming to a close and the classes are getting more challenging. Some teachers are more lenient than others, but the others you will have to work until the end to get the grade you want. Some teacher's final test is worth more than half your grade, so that can stress you out even more. This can make your break or ruin it, is how I see it. I say that because while you’re on break you find out what your final grades are. You can start your break on a good note and end it on a bad because you receive your report card in mail. Catching up on your last semester grades because you didn't pass is not the way to kick off the new year. So hopefully you do what you have to do to pass all your classes so you can come back on a good note.