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Earbud Effects

Earbud Effects

Noah Stults, Columnist

May 17, 2019


Filed under Features, Health, Technology

In society today, there is a new craze for earbuds, especially recently-released wireless ones, like AirPods. Although earbuds are a convenient way to listen to music privately, there could be some potential health risks associated with these inventions. The volume of a earbud has the potential to ...

Finding The Right Gym Membership

Finding The Right Gym Membership

Amber Fretwell, Columnist

May 9, 2019


Filed under Features, Health, Showcase

Hitting the gym might be a summer goal you’ve decided to take on, but the problem is that you don’t know which gym suits you best. There are so many different gyms in the valley that offer a variety of ways to work out. The list includes benefits such as tanning areas, unlimited guest privileges, and...

Helping Through a Panic Attack

Camryn Marshall, Columnist

April 19, 2019


Filed under Features, Health

According to Webster Dictionary, panic attacks are defined as a sudden feeling of disabling worry; however, they can be much more than just a worrisome mood. The American Psychological Association projects panic attacks as becoming increasingly common among teenagers due to the stress and apprehensio...

Don’t Leave Yourself On the Shelf

Elizabeth Stover, Columnist

April 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Health

Keeping a positive attitude and taking care of yourself consists of more than just smiling and staying active. People may consider laughing and smiling as staying happy, and eating healthy and working out as taking care of yourself. In reality, it goes much deeper than this and there are many more wa...

Say Goodbye to Sickness

Clarissa Smith, Columnist

March 14, 2019


Filed under Features, Health

Sickness is not an easy thing to overcome. A cold can come and go, or it may seem like it’s never going to let up. By taking proper care of yourself, you can help rid your body of whatever virus you may have, or at least reduce its effects. Whether you have school or plans with a friend, there are ...

In-n-Out v. McDonalds: Battle of the Burgers

Camryn Marshall, Columnist

March 4, 2019


Filed under Features, Food, Health

Fast food has become a major part of the American lifestyle, and this statistic is only increasing with new franchises and food chains. The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that over 84.8 million adults consume fast food on any given day. Two of the most popular and well-known...

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...

Let’s Talk Socks

Evelyn Streit, Columnist

June 6, 2018


Filed under Features, Health, Technology

PhD candidate at Australia's University of Melbourne Deepti Aggarwal has created a new invention. Socks for Physiotherapy, or SoPhy “smart socks,” are socks designed with electronic sensors that connect to the internet creating better and more useful checkups between doctors and patients. For peopl...

Cancer’s Genetic Background

Max Larsen, Columnist

June 4, 2018


Filed under Features, Health

According to the American Cancer Society, “Cancer is a disease in which cells grow out of control. This happens because of changes in some of the genes inside cells. Genes are pieces of DNA that control how cells make the proteins the body needs to function, as well as how cells are kept in balance.” ...

Heat Hostility

Meghan Tuzzolino, Columnist

May 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Health

With record-breaking, triple-digit weather already occurring in May, it is safe to say that the heat can be a serious issue. In severe cases, heat and the sun in general can result in heat stroke, dehydration, and even skin cancer. However, many citizens that live in hotter areas tend to slack off in prot...

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