New year, new goals


Typical New Year's resolutions ideas. Many students at Loretto Academy have striven to accomplish these resolutions. Photo courtesy of Mental Floss.

Cristina Robles, Class Sections and Entertainment Reporter

Everyone has New Year’s goals they would like to accomplish, but around 80 percent of people don’t keep them. 

All around the world people make resolutions to become the “best person they can be,” but few achieve their goals. 

They set goals such as procrastinating less, being kinder, getting fit, or having a more positive outlook.

According to an article by The New York Post, about eight percent of people actually achieve their New Year’s resolutions and around 80 percent of people don’t keep them. 

At Loretto, many students are aiming high with their New Year’s resolutions. 

Victoria Torres, a senior, said, “Trying to manage my time a lot better and focus on things rather than school such as reading or activities that I want to do for fun.” 

Isabella Baca, a junior, said, “My New Year’s resolutions this year are to stop being a procrastinator and to work on myself and to be healthier.” 

Baca explains how she is exercising more and implementing better habits into her afterschool routine to stop procrastinating on her homework. 

Andrea Baeza, a junior said, “My New Year’s resolution for this year is to get an average of 80 and above because last year that was my resolution and I didn’t end up accomplishing it, so I want to see if I can achieve it this year.” 

Wanting to be better students, each of their New Year’s resolutions correlate with Loretto. 

Baca said, “I spend most of the time at school and I think that if I stop being a procrastinator I would be less stressed and enjoy more of the small things at school and in life.” 

Torres related her New Year’s resolutions to Loretto by implementing better study habits into her routine.

When thinking about New Year’s resolutions, always be realistic, avoid goals that are set up for failure, plan ahead, and track the progress.

At Loretto every student makes new goals for themselves.

The students are sure to achieve this year’s New Year’s resolutions.