Night shift improves health

Victoria Brosch, Copy editor/Staff writer

May 1, 2017

The student is on their phone, squinting their eyes in the darkness of their bedroom. The bright light emanating from the iPhone makes it feel like there are two 100 pound weights on their eyes and sleep will simply not come....

Earth beauty

Earth beauty

May 1, 2017

BEWARE: binge drinking

Gaby Griffith, Page designer

March 28, 2016

  “Stress caused by my family and friends makes me want to drink. When my friends don’t accept me, alcohol does. It’s not uncommon. Why do you think anyone drinks? They’re either masking a bigger problem or bei...

Sleep shortage aftermath

Mackenzie Gurne, Associate Editor

March 28, 2016

It’s the burden that troubles 50 - 70 million Americans of all ages and socioeconomic classes, according to the National Institutes of Health: Sleep. About 79, 725, 000 Americans noted they don’t regularly obtain a sufficien...

Shoulders back

Mackenzie Gurne, Associate Editor

March 28, 2016

Stop slouching. Stand up straight. Shoulders back. Appearance is everything in today’s society and posture is often overlooked— and it’s vital to health and image. Poor posture and body language don’t necessari...

Spread heart health

Mackenzie Gurne, Associate Editor

February 15, 2016

While muscle mass and body image are health concerns that consume teenagers’ minds, heart health directly impacts well-being and controls appearance. Senior Ronni Zeimis, who was born with a heart defect, knows the importance o...

Combat the cold

Combat the cold

January 13, 2016

Body vs. image

Lauren Harris, Staff writer

January 8, 2016

Suck in, chin up, shoulders back. Modeling is a world full of rules, routines and criticism. Yet, some teenagers compare their bodies with those of models. “I believe social media may play a role in perpetrating negative...

December 3, 2015

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Teen abuse of sleep aids increases

Linsley J. Snider, Page Designer

March 23, 2015

With a deep sleep only a trip to CVS away, an increasing number of teenagers are taking and abusing sleep aids, acquiring bad habits like misuse, oblivious to the health effects. “I take sleeping pills a lot either when I’m...

Dietary pills threaten student health

Katie Johnson, Staff Writer

March 23, 2015

High school is filled with stereotypes, labels and social-classes that constantly pressure students into feeling like they have to look a certain way in order to conform to the group norm; this ignorance can lead a person to take...

Teens struggle with “SAD”

Rebecca Wright, Page Designer

January 26, 2015

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that affects students from November through March according to Medical Doctor Jay L. Hoecker. “This is such a common disorder in teenagers with all of their high school...

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