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Now That’s Minty Fresh

Now That’s Minty Fresh

Meghan Tuzzolino, Columnist

December 1, 2017


Filed under Features, Health, Photo Gallery, Showcase, Uncategorized

If you are looking for a fun gift for someone over the holiday season and don’t want to spend a lot of money, then a DIY is the perfect option. For the holidays especially, peppermint is a good bonus in any gift because of its high popularity. Peppermint soothes the body with its cooling scent whi...

Art is Therapy

Allyssa Gauer, Columnist

November 3, 2017


Filed under Diversity, Features, Health, Uncategorized

Therapies come in various forms. From physical therapy or talk therapy, to art therapy, people have come up with some extraordinary ways to help those in need. Art therapy, in particular, uses drawing, painting, and sculpting figures that represent their emotions to help with depression, self regulatio...

New Advances in Saltwater-Adapted Rice Lead to Unexpected Production Boost

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Columnist

October 29, 2017


Filed under Features, Food, Health, Technology, The Environment

The Chinese city of Qingdao is one of the most prominent industrial, naval, and economic centers in all of China. Now, it may become a large hub for agriculture and food. A research team comprised of individuals brought from all throughout China have bred a new form of hybrid rice, which can efficien...

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...

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