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A sneak peek into Stress Less Week!

Leia Albornoz
Yuki Layman (‘25), a peer advisor, colors a Centennial Slam poster. Advertising the ending event of Stress Less Week, peer advisors make posters and hang them around campus. “Everyone should come, it’s going to be even better this year,” Kenny Clay (‘25) said. The second-ever Centennial Slam includes activities like face paint and a peer advisor-judged talent show.

In an academic setting like Webb, it is easy to find yourself losing sleep while juggling multiple summatives. From the first faces you see on campus and your peer teachers in Freshman Seminar to zombies for zombie apocalypse, peer advisors have been working all year long to make this campus a welcoming place for everyone.  

To welcome in the new year and end of the first semester, the peer advisors have brought back the anticipated Stress Less Week!  

To promote rest from a semester’s worth of work, the annual Stress Less Week is filled with fun activities that aim to take stress off students’ minds. Conveniently, Stress Less week falls on a week of reflection, where no teachers are giving new materials are graded assignments.  

“It’s always a lot of fun to plan our events,” said Lauren Duffy (‘25), a peer advisor. “Especially this one, since we know that everyone at Webb could use a break.”  

In the past, events have included water balloon games, slime making, and playing with puppies, to name a few. We can expect some of these activities to make a return, including the end-of-week Centennial Slam, featuring performances, snacks, and even more fun.  

“My favorite event was definitely the puppies on Centennial Field,” Julian Ratinoff (‘25) said. “My friends and I are really excited for the puppies this year.”  

Although Stress Less Week does not begin until January 15th, no homework will be given between Friday, January 12th and Tuesday, January 16th, as a chance for the student body to recharge for the new semester. In addition, classes will not begin until 9 AM and on Wednesday, January 17th, all students will be given the day off as teachers prepare for the spring semester to begin the next day.  

As final assessments and projects begin piling up for the final week of the fall semester, the peer advisors hope these approaching days of “winding down” will motivate us to the finish line of this week! 

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Leia Albornoz, Co-Editor of Features
Now a junior, Leia Albornoz (‘25) is ready to leave an impact on her community. Very passionate about identity and representation of culture, she wants to influence those who share the same ethnicity as her to be proud and embrace their culture. During her free time, Leia enjoys hanging out with friends and making spontaneous plans. While not with friends, Leia spends a lot of her time painting and reading in nature. This year, she wants to paint the admissions fountain, as it reminds her of her current favorite collection of paintings called Water Lilies by Claude Monet. As a peer advisor, Asian Affinity Group leader, and an Editor of Features, Leia has stepped up and is prepared to show leadership around campus and in the newsroom. She loves to listen to music, and she finds herself dancing every time she hears a catchy beat. Leia best demonstrates her journalist skills in articles based around culture and identity topics that she cares a lot about. Her goal for this year's publication is to keep up pace in her work and push more articles that her peers would want to read.  Favorite Song: "Street by Street" by Laufey
Yuki Layman, Co-Editor of News
Having lived all around the globe from Shanghai, China, to Boston, Massachusetts, and most recently Washington D.C., Yuki Layman ('25) knows that home is where she makes it.! Yuki is an engaged student in all her classes, but it is her strong knowledge in Humanities that impresses her teachers. Especially, during her Advanced Studies Culture and Politics at the Border class, taught by one of her favorite teachers at Webb, Mr. Huerta. Yuki spends her free time in a variety of ways, either going to the village with friends or simply watching Top Boy, her personal favorite TV show that her brother highly recommended. Although she enjoys going out, she stays connected with her life back home by making sure to call her family every night. As well as staying up-to-date with current events, jumping into hot-topic debates with her lawyer dad and brother who is studying International Relations. Coming back to the Webb Canyon Chronicle this year as Editor of News, Yuki is ready to keep the Webb community informed accurately as a Jameson resident again, making Webb her home for the rest of year.   Favorite Song: "1539 N. Calvert" by JPEGMAFIA

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