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Making A Difference In Austin During Spring Break

Making A Difference In Austin During Spring Break

Hannah McDonough, Reporter

March 13, 2019


Filed under Community News, Environment, Events, People, Showcase

Spring break... A time for peace, relaxation, and travel. But have you ever thought about volunteering over Spring Break? A lot of people just sit around and do nothing. Instead, here are some ways to serve your community. Urban Roots This coming Saturday, you can experience farm life with Urban Ro...

Five Ways We Can Help our Planet

Five Ways We Can Help our Planet

Jessie Van Den Berg, Reporter

February 26, 2019


Filed under Environment

As a community, we see that our planet has been getting torn up bit by bit. There have been environmental issues all over the world. Some of these issues are out of our control to fix. But others are not, what are some ways we can help make our planet better and healthier? Preserve water Conserving water is taking ...

Don’t Let Go or Else

Don’t Let Go or Else

Janani Sivakumar, Reporter

February 22, 2019


Filed under Environment, People, Travel, World News

There is simply no room for any errors. If he slips, he falls. If he falls, he dies. Alex Honnold is possibly one of the greatest rock climbers in the world. In 2017, Alex became the first person in the world to climb El Capitan in Yosemite, without any ropes, partners or supervision--a skill known...

Why Plastic is Bad

Why Plastic is Bad

Raghuram Paturi, Reporter

February 20, 2019


Filed under Environment

Plastic is getting in our ocean more and more and that is a fact that we noticed. A lot the scientists say that the ocean can't hold it anymore. Today's question: Why should we not use plastic and is it a big problem today in this world? Why plastic is bad? So you may ask why we should not use ...

How is Recycling Good for the Environment?

How is Recycling Good for the Environment?

Mehak Mehmi, Reporter

February 4, 2019


Filed under Environment

Recycling is very important as waste has a huge negative impact on the natural environment. Harmful chemicals and greenhouse gasses are released from rubbish in landfill sites if you don't recycle. Recycling helps to reduce the pollution caused by waste. It helps reduce the need for raw materials...

Why Water is So Important

Why Water is So Important

January 30, 2019


Filed under Community & World News, Environment, Wellness

Americans seem to carry bottled water everywhere they go these days. In fact, it has become the second most popular drink (behind soft drinks). But water lovers got a jolt recently when we heard that a new report had found that the benefits of drinking water may have been oversold. Apparently, the old...

Why is Staying Healthy Good for You?

Why is Staying Healthy Good for You?

Mehak Mehmi, Reporter

January 28, 2019


Filed under Environment, Wellness

Why it's important Staying healthy physically can help you stay healthy emotionally too. If you're eating the right food and keeping fit, your body will be strong and help you to deal with stress and also fight illness. Eating well and exercising often when you're a teenager will also help...

Feeling Sick?

Feeling Sick?

Jessie Van Den Berg, Reporter

January 25, 2019


Filed under Environment, People, Wellness

Being ill is not a fun feeling. And for some of us being sick can occur more frequently than others. It can be rather frustrating whenever you are not feeling well. With school and all of its germs, extracurricular activities, and whatever is going around in the air you’re chances of feeling ill are...

Could Iron be a New Cholesterol?

Could Iron be a New Cholesterol?

June Jung, Reporter

January 22, 2019


Filed under Environment, Wellness

A New Cholesterol Cereal is very popular across the U.S. and it is filled to the brim with iron. Your bowl of cereal most likely contains more than twenty percent of what it actually advertises. If it does - that’s about twenty-two milligrams of flour.  On average, people tend to consume at leas...

Cedar Fever Is Upon Us

Cedar Fever Is Upon Us

Hannah McDonough, Reporter

January 22, 2019


Filed under Community News, Environment, Showcase, Wellness

Typically starting in mid-December, cedar fever is an allergic reaction to the pollen coming from Juniper Trees, or more commonly known as mountain cedar. But this year, cedar fever is attacking hard. Why Is It So Bad This Year? According to Molekule, cedar trees grow better when it rains. In 2018, Austin got a lot more rain than usual. Then as the weather ge...