New Year, new me… SIKEEEE

New Year, new me… SIKEEEE

Jordan Lee and Jaleah Bennett

Students and Staff debate over new years resolution

According to, during the early 19th century new year’s Resolutions originated with the purpose of continuing good practices and achieving personal goals. In this Day in Age people tend to make them and some follow through while others fail. Here at North Little Rock High School the students and staff shared their point of view of the new year. 

NLRHS Teacher Christen Parker doesn’t agree with new year’s resolutions. “Instead I think of a word of the year and stick with it, my word this year was discipline. If I have discipline in my life all of my other goals will fall into place.”

 Hannah Gowan, also a teacher at NLRHS, typically doesn’t make resolutions of her own but she doesn’t fully disagree with them. “I do think that there is good that comes from resolutions! When they are positive and realistic,” she voices. She feels the new year and a time for resolutions is in August when students return back to school. Gowan refers to this mindset of having a teacher’s brain. 

While these two teachers feel as though making resolutions are unnecessary, NLRHS junior student Alyssa Cosby trusts making resolutions is a positive thing. One of her resolutions was to start being serious about her youtube channel which she said she accomplished. A method that helped her go through with this was she started preparing herself in December. “One of the reasons people probably don’t go through with them is because they didn’t prepare themselves and most times they aren’t realistic.” Approximately 80% of New year’s resolutions fail by February according to This comes from people setting big goals that aren’t realistic enough to be accomplished. 

Ways to better yourself to have a successful new year would be; preparing yourself earlier on or making alternatives if you don’t agree with resolutions. Hope everyone had a great new year, Make 2023 the best!