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High School Around The Corner

High School Around The Corner

Hannah McDonough, Editor

February 4, 2020

With the second semester starting, eighth-graders are getting ready to start high school. In February, eighth-graders will have meetings with their Westwood counselors to help them decide what classes they will take. There are also information meetings coming up. On Feb. 5th, there is an eighth-grade...

The Pros and Cons of a Juice Cleanse

The Pros and Cons of a Juice Cleanse

Harmony House, Reporter

February 4, 2020

Juice cleansing is a type of diet where people will only consume juices made from fruits and veggies from 3-10 days at a time. It has become prevalent over the last decade. Although, since these cleanses are restrictive in food groups and proteins, many people doubt their benefits. Cons of Juicing Ju...

Holiday Tradition In Austin Raising Controversy

Holiday Tradition In Austin Raising Controversy

Hannah McDonough, Editor

December 18, 2019

As you're driving down 360, a road in Austin, around the holiday season, you may see a bunch of decorated trees. This has been an Austin tradition for a while, but lately, it has been raising the question: Is it harming the environment? People hear about it and decide to do it without knowing the consequences. For...

The World’s Endangered Animals We Should Work Harder to Save

The World’s Endangered Animals We Should Work Harder to Save

June Jung and Hannah McDonough

December 4, 2019

All species are a part of life on earth. Without them, the whole life cycle falls apart. But by helping to preserve them and their habitats, we do not need to worry so much about extinction. Here is a list of 5 species that are currently listed as endangered, according to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). 1.) Amur Leopard Amur leopards live in the forests of Russia, experiencing f...

Kill Shelters Need Our Support

Kill Shelters Need Our Support

Evlabia Konstantinou, Reporter

December 3, 2019

First Things First The phrase "kill shelter" gets misinterpreted. The fact that people don't donate to kill shelters cause even more animals to be euthanized. When people hear that an animal shelter euthanizes animals, people jump to conclusions and make uneducated decisions. People can't look past tha...

The Most Underrated Pets

The Most Underrated Pets

Evlabia Konstantinou, Reporter

October 23, 2019

*Disclaimer: Do your research before getting a pet* Most people, when they think of desired pets, might think of: dogs, cats, or even fish, but that doesn't even scratch the surface of the options you have when searching for a pet. Unfortunately, that small list of animals isn't the only choice of pet. ...

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...