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May is for Mental Health

Olivia Doyle, Columnist
May 20, 2016
Filed under Features, Health, Showcase, Uncategorized

About 26.2 percent of United States citizens 18 and older suffer from mental illness. The world is not aware of how many people that is, approximately 54,373,304 people in the U.S. It is important that people are familiar with the causes and effects of mental health. That is why the United States recogn...

Vexing Vaccines

Vexing Vaccines

Sammi Tester, Columnist
February 11, 2015
Filed under Health, Showcase, Student Opinion

As most of us know, Disneyland has had an outbreak of measles. The cause of the outbreak is speculated to have happened because some parents didn’t get their children vaccinated. But why ever would someone not get the standard vaccination for their child? Autism is the answer. Parents of children everywhere...

The Not-So-Common Cold

The Not-So-Common Cold

Connor Lowe, Columnist
October 27, 2014
Filed under Campus Life, Health

A rare respiratory virus, known as Human Enterovirus D68, has been sickening children across the nation. You probably have no idea what an “enterovirus” is, but it sounds scary. Boo! Enterovirus! In reality, Human Enterovirus D68 is a mild to serious virus related to the common cold. It can cause...

Combating Ebola

Combating Ebola

Jake Matise, Columnist
October 20, 2014
Filed under Features, Health, Student Opinion, Travel

The recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa has claimed thousands of lives, and although efforts have been made to prevent the spreading of the disease, the virus has found its way onto American soil, killing one and infecting two others in Dallas, Texas. Both of those currently infected are nurses who...

Wait! There’s Two of You!

Wait! There’s Two of You!

Connor Lowe, Columnist
October 1, 2014
Filed under Features, Health, Showcase, Student Opinion, Technology

Genetic engineering. Think about that phrase for a moment. We, the human race, have finally reached a point where we can delve into our very roots and change ourselves. In the near future, we could create superheroes, entirely new species, all on a whim. However, there are those who would object. Most of us ...

Texting, Driving, and You

Texting, Driving, and You

Emmy Walker, Columnist
October 1, 2014
Filed under Health, Showcase, Student Opinion

You are driving home and glance down at your phone for a few seconds to finish that quick text. Before you know it, you lose control of the car and end up injuring yourself or someone else all because of one simple decision. Statistics from TextingandDrivingSafety.com may make you rethink everything...

Combating The Coffee Craze

Combating The Coffee Craze

Emmy Walker, Columnist
September 14, 2014
Filed under Features, Food, Health, Showcase, Student Opinion

Picture this: it’s two a.m. and you still haven’t finished your homework. You drag yourself to bed, but wake up the next morning to find that you overslept. You jump out of bed, get ready, and guzzle down three cups of extremely caffeinated coffee before heading to school. Sound familiar? For...

Video Games and You

Video Games and You

Connor Lowe, Columnist
September 7, 2014
Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Features, Health, Showcase, Technology, Video Games

With the advent of the video game, more people have elected to stay inside rather than go out and play. Here, in hot Arizona, that is perfectly viable, but many parents are concerned that their children may not be getting the sun and social interaction that they need. In fact, many studies have shown...

An Epidemic

An Epidemic

Alexa Geidel, Editor-In-Chief
August 30, 2014
Filed under Features, Health

Recently declared a national health emergency, the outbreak of Ebola has taken the world by storm. It has claimed the lives of half of those infected and threatens to cross the border to another African country at any moment. Currently, only four countries have cited cases of Ebola, but efforts to contain...

Ways To Stay Cool

Ways To Stay Cool

Serge Hattasch, Columnist
June 18, 2014
Filed under Features, Health, Showcase

When you go outside during summer, the sun will be beating down on you and you will feel the rays hitting your skin. Here are some ways to keep yourself cool during the summer break. Drinking cold drinks is a way to keep yourself really cool so that you would be hot. Having cold drinks will help yo...

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