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Riiissseee And Shiiinneee: Morning Routines Of CB Students

It’s hard not to consider CB one of the best schools in Sacramento. But what does it take to get here? And no, I’m not talking about smarts or athletic ability, I’m talking literally. Waking up early in the morning — and I mean very early for some kids who live hours away — just […]

It’s hard not to consider CB one of the best schools in Sacramento. But what does it take to get here? And no, I’m not talking about smarts or athletic ability, I’m talking literally. Waking up early in the morning — and I mean very early for some kids who live hours away — just to come here. Getting ready, wearing the dress code approved CB shirts and pants, and being sure to get here bright and early at 8:00 AM is challenging for some.

So how do the students do it?

Lars Jensen’s (‘20) morning routine is pretty similar to most students around campus.

“First I go to the bathroom and take out my retainer, then I go back to my room to get dressed, put my keys, phone and wallet into my pocket then my iPad in my backpack. I’ll eat breakfast, which is usually cereal, then i’ll go to the bathroom and brush my teeth and do my hair for all the girls. I’ll make my lunch, which always includes a peanut butter and honey sandwich, and then I’ll put my lunch in my backpack and tell my siblings it’s time to leave at 7:10.”

For those who live out in the country side, their morning routine is just a little different.

“I’ll get up to feed my cows at like 5:30” says Rafa Fernandez (‘20), who lives in Galt. “Then I do all the normal morning stuff and leave at 6:45 to hopefully get to school at 7:50.”

For most girls, a little more maintenance is expected. Grace Ramirez (‘20) starts her morning routine unlike most people.

“I wake up, wash my face, brush my teeth, then find and outfit for 20 minutes. Then I’ll wake up my stupid freshman sister (shout out Reese Ramirez (‘23)), then I’ll do my makeup and drink water, fix my hair maybe, do my little sister Quinn’s hair, leave the house and then make my daily trip to Starbucks, which is the most important part of my morning routine.”

For a more low maintenance routine, Madrey Hilton (‘20) finds ways to save time.

“I wake up, brush my teeth, moisturize my face — this is key. Then I’ll get dressed, say goodbye to my dogs, do my makeup or anything else I need to do in my car, and I skip breakfast because I don’t need a piece of toast to get me through the day.”

Some people at CB use their time a little differently in the morning.

In Daniel Larsen-Anderson’s (‘20) case, he prioritizes sleep the most in the morning.

“I wake up a half an hour after my alarm goes off, then I’ll get dressed and grab my lunch in minutes, and then get to school five minutes before the bell rings,” he says. “Oh and I brush my teeth somewhere in there.”

But the real question is, what do the teachers do to get here? How different is their morning routine from ours?

Mr. Brendan Hogan’s routine includes a few other people that he’s responsible for in the mornings.

“At 5:30 I wake up. Then I’ll have coffee and read for 30 minutes, shower and dress, breakfast for me, then breakfast for [my daughter] Harper and [son] Jameson,” he says. “I’ll wake [my son] Cory up at 6:45, then pack lunches for Harper, Jameson and me. Then I’ll spend some time begging Cory to pack a lunch. We leave for school at 7:15, then we pick up car pool kid Zach, and on the way we listen to NPR or podcasts while I complain about traffic and finally arrive at school 7:45.”

Whether you skip breakfast in the morning, sleep through your alarm, rush to get ready or spend a few hours getting ready, everyone’s morning routine is different. At the end of the rush to get to school, you finally get to class, learn and hang out with friends, which makes getting up early all worth it.

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