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Volunteer For A Cause: Giving Tuesday

Volunteer For A Cause: Giving Tuesday

Hannah McDonough, Editor

October 21, 2019

On Dec. 3, 2019, Giving Tuesday will be launching a global day of giving. Communities around the world will be hosting events, charities, and more. It has turned into one of the biggest giving movements in the world. You can be a part of it, too. Here are the ways that you can give back: The Missio...

Cross Country at Canyon Vista

Cross Country at Canyon Vista

Harmony House, Reporter

September 16, 2019

Last year our seventh and eighth grade Cross Country girls were the district champions with our boys not too far behind. This year our runners start off on a good foot with the season going on for about six weeks from September through October. How I can get in? To join the Cross Country team you don'...

How Gen Z Is Living Differently Than Other Generations

How Gen Z Is Living Differently Than Other Generations

Evlabia Konstantinou, Reporter

August 30, 2019

Generation Z is defined as people who have been born between 1995-2015. Gen Z is predicted to die more miserable then previous generations. Young adults and adolescents have higher rates of depression and psychological distress. Due to trends and other factors, mood disorders and depression are more...

Is Living By The Coast Good For You?

Is Living By The Coast Good For You?

June Jung, Reporter

August 30, 2019

The Coast Recently, I went to the Yorke Peninsula in South Australia. Every morning I would take a walk down the beach to clear my mind and to smell the beach and hear the waves crashing against the shore. Then I wondered if it actually cleared my thoughts or if I just believed it to. The salt in the ai...

Snack Time! All-Time Favorite Snacks

Snack Time! All-Time Favorite Snacks

Shristi Dayal, Reporter

August 29, 2019

Snacks-You love them, and so does most everyone else. There are so many to choose from too; you can never be sure which one you like the most. Some snacks are things that we can eat all the time or once a week. You need to know what your snack's serving portion is always to enjoy them the size they are...

Fast Food Frenzy

Fast Food Frenzy

Naomi Nathan, Reporter

August 26, 2019

Americans are no stranger to a big brand restaurant. Everyone has stopped at a Burger King or two but have you ever stopped and thought, “what am I eating?” In a study done by the FDA, only 1 in 7 people knows what they're eating. 50 million Americans eat fast food every day. Foul Fake Flavors Fa...

Depression

Depression

Mehak Mehmi, Aliyah Carter, and Emma Ross

May 10, 2019

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, Reporter

May 3, 2019

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, Editor

May 1, 2019

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

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, Editor

May 1, 2019

Just recently, Ella Duncan, an eighth-grade student, 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 1, and they...

How Smoking Affects The Body

How Smoking Affects The Body

Mehak Mehmi, Emma Ross, and Aliyah Carter

May 1, 2019

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...