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A New Leaf on Life

A New Leaf on Life

Max Larsen, Columnist

December 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Health, The Environment

There’s a new, more environmentally-friendly way to be dead—the burial pod. These burial pods will convert your body into a tree after you die. Your ashes will be placed in soil and allow you to nourish a tree. While this is a great way to keep a family member close to you, the total expense of th...

Succulent Jewelry

Helena Ochoa, Columnist

December 21, 2018


Filed under Fashion, Features, The Environment

Succulents are plants beloved by many people for their unique and wide variety of looks, easy maintenance, and inexpensive price. Additionally, they are perfect to use as jewelry. Whether they be necklaces, bracelets, rings, or earrings, people are using live succulents to create beautiful items for t...

The Final Straw

The Final Straw

Amber Fretwell, Columnist

December 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Food, Technology, The Environment

There is an infamous picture that has been on many different social media platforms of a sea turtle with a straw buried in its head. This picture has sparked movements internationally. Plastic is constantly polluting the ocean and the environment and affecting the flora and fauna, and this turtle show...

Changing the World One Lollipop at a Time

Changing the World One Lollipop at a Time

Camryn Marshall, Columnist

December 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Food, Showcase, The Environment

Amborella Organics is a small organization that manufactures and delivers seed-bearing lollipops. The company launched its opening back in 2016, and ever since, it has continued to promote its revolutionary concept. The company is co-owned by Brennan Clarke and Taylor Morgan, two friends that have...

Whale Crisis in Japan

Xander Sharpe, Columnist

June 6, 2018


Filed under Features, The Environment, World

Whales are one of the ocean’s largest and most majestic animals. They have many important roles in the ocean’s ecosystem, according to Whale Facts. One of their roles is to help keep the food chain stable so some species of animals, mainly krill, don’t overpopulate this massive body of water. If ...

Lurking Lionfish

Max Larsen, Columnist

June 6, 2018


Filed under Features, The Environment

According to Fox, researchers in Bonita Springs, FL, say that “there are invaders in [their] Gulf waters.” With lionfish being more native to the Pacific Ocean, they have many more predators that are able to keep populations in check. These fish have adapted to move towards the Florida Gulf, wher...

Save the Sharks

Reese Bennett, Columnist

May 31, 2018


Filed under Features, The Environment

Many people fear common things, such as spiders, the dark, or heights. One huge common fear is of the ocean, or in particular, sharks. Sharks are generally pretty scary looking, and some, like the goblin shark, are even downright atrocious. Sharks host a mouth full of multiple rows of razor-sharp te...

How To Be $36 Million in Debt at 15

Conner McMillan, Columnist

May 24, 2018


Filed under Features, The Environment

An Oregon youth, nameless because he’s a minor, owes millions in wildfire damage. According to CNN, he owes exactly $36,618,330.24 for all the damage. The 15-year-old was suspected of starting a forest fire in Sept. 2017. It’s said that the teen had been throwing fireworks into the forest whe...

Potential Solution to Plastic Pollution

Potential Solution to Plastic Pollution

Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist

May 18, 2018


Filed under Features, Technology, The Environment

Every day, millions of people around the world use plastics. They’re present in everything from water bottles to grocery bags. It’s safe to say that plastic has become an everyday part of our lives. This isn’t particularly a bad thing for us; plastic is used for diabetics and the use of dispo...

Rescue the Reef

Xander Sharpe, Columnist

May 4, 2018


Filed under Features, The Environment

Australia is best known for its beautiful coral reefs. The most famous of them, however, is the Great Barrier Reef. According to Live Science, over two million tourists from all over the world visit this reef every year. There’s one problem though; the reef is dying from warm water temperatures cause...

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