Canyon Echoes

Depression

Depression

Mehak Mehmi, Aliyah Carter, and Emma Ross

May 10, 2019


Filed under People, Wellness

It’s a serious mental health condition that requires understanding and medical care. Left untreated, depression can be devastating for those who have it and their families. Fortunately, with early detection, diagnosis and a treatment plan consisting of medication, psychotherapy, and healthy lifestyle...

Procrastination

Procrastination

Andrew Watson, ...Is Doing It Later.

May 3, 2019


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase, Wellness

I think it's safe to say that we all hate when people try to make us do work. Especially when they do it just because they are working and don't want you to relax when they can't. (Sorry, just ranting about my parents.) Let's talk about procrastination. Well, maybe I'll do it later... *Legitimately...

The Truth Behind Mindfulness

Jessie Van Den Berg, Reporter

May 1, 2019


Filed under Environment, People, Wellness

Mindfulness, a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment, while calmly acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, used as a therapeutic technique. Mindfulness is something that everyone can improve and work on. I myself have started to di...

We Are Wasteful

Evlabia Konstantinou, Reporter

May 1, 2019


Filed under Environment, People, Wellness

Intro We as a society produce so much trash. According to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texans disposed of about 6.83 pounds of trash per person per day of waste in 2016, sending approximately 34.73 million tons of waste to a landfill. At current rates, Texas landfill capacity will be ...

Siblings Reunited

Siblings Reunited

Hannah McDonough, Reporter

May 1, 2019


Filed under Campus News, People, Videos, Wellness

Just recently, Ella Duncan, an eighth-grade student at Canyon Vista, found her birth sister. She and her sister were both adopted from China as babies, and they had never known each other until now. Ella's sister, Faith, is nine years old and lives in Hawaii. Ella first found out about Faith on January...

How Smoking Affects The Body

How Smoking Affects The Body

Mehak Mehmi, Emma Ross, and Aliyah Carter

May 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Wellness

Circulation When you smoke, the poisons from the tar in your cigarettes enter your blood. These poisons in your blood cause several catastrophic events within your blood stream. Make your blood thicker, and increase chances of clot formation Increase your blood pressure and heart rate, making y...

Migraines: You Need to Know

Migraines: You Need to Know

April 29, 2019


Filed under Wellness

A migraine is a severe heading that can cause throbbing pain, usually on just one side of the head. Someone experiencing a migraine may get nauseous and vomit, or become more sensitive to light and sound. Migraines can last for hours, or even days, usually lasting between four and seventy-two hours. Thirteen...

Technology in the Classroom

Technology in the Classroom

Evlabia Konstantinou and June Jung

April 26, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Technology, Wellness

Intro Technology in the classroom. Is it necessary? During the school day, my school uses computers for everything. I am not upset with this, it helps me grasp the information better than any packet or book. You may think technology is just a distraction in class. It can help with participation in the c...

Ways to Relax and Fall Asleep

Ways to Relax and Fall Asleep

Jessie Van Den Berg, Reporter

April 22, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Wellness

Sleep is a challenging thing. And if you are like me I am not a morning person so I cherish the good sleep I get. Unfortunately, that doesn't always happen. So if you are in a similar situation, here are some tips that have helped me to sleep and will hopefully help you. Reading in bed can slow your thoughts dow...

What Makes Spices So Important?

What Makes Spices So Important?

Andrew Watson, Cooks a lot.

April 17, 2019


Filed under Just For Fun, Wellness

We all know what spices are. At this day and age, they get used in almost any type of food. Even I use them in a large variety of foods that I cook at home. I think that may be why the phrase, "Spice of life" exists. What makes spices so important? Back in the old times, when you didn't have freezers...

Fast Food: Why Is It So Popular?

Fast Food: Why Is It So Popular?

Hannah McDonough, Reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Wellness

The US consumes more fast food than any other country in the world with around 50,000 fast food chains. We eat the most junk food in the world, and most of it is from fast food restaurants.  But do you ever wonder why fast food is so popular? 1. Affordability One reason fast food is so popular is that ...

Uncommon Superfruits

Uncommon Superfruits

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

April 4, 2019


Filed under Just For Fun, Wellness

When you hear the word superfood, you probably have blueberries, pomegranate, and kale in your head, or at least I do. However, there are more superfruits out there, some a bit more unexpected. You may eat some of these fruits daily, and not even know how beneficial they are. Of course, I’m not recom...