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Top 6 Worst Smells on the Planet ?

Top 6 Worst Smells on the Planet ?

June Jung, Reporter

January 15, 2019


Filed under Environment, Just For Fun, Wellness

We have all run into bad smells but have you ever wondered if anyone else has smelled something worse. We will be researching into some of the worst smells on the planet and honorable mentions that also smell pretty bad. We are here to adventure into the world of bad smells. Number 6. Wet Dog You just get...

Dog Parks and Their Issues

Dog Parks and Their Issues

Hannah McDonough, Reporter

January 14, 2019


Filed under Community News, Opinion, Showcase, Wellness

Being a dog owner includes many responsibilities. As well as feeding and bathing your dog, you should exercise them. Sometimes a backyard isn't enough space for a dog to run around and a leash doesn't let them run. This is why dog parks are important. But what if you can't exercise your dog because...

Why It’s Better to Adopt a Pet From a Shelter

Why It’s Better to Adopt a Pet From a Shelter

Emma Ross, Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Community News, Just For Fun, Opinion, Wellness

Everyone loves pets right? Just look at their faces. But what if I told you that after 72 hours in the pound dog being put to sleep. And what if I told you 1.5 million shelter animals are euthanized per year in the U.S. Luckily, Austin has laws about euthanized and how it’s banned. Still, there's s...

Beached Whales In New Zealand

Beached Whales In New Zealand

Hannah McDonough, Reporter

December 13, 2018


Filed under Environment, Showcase, Wellness, World News

Seals, whales, and dolphins, just a portion of New Zealand's marine life. But as more whales are found ashore, that small portion is shrinking. According to National Public Radio (NPR), 145 pilot whales were found dead on Stewart Island, a remote island in New Zealand. By the time they were disco...

Insomnia

Insomnia

Jessie Van Den Berg, Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under People, Showcase, Wellness

Insomnia is where you have difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep which can result in daytime tiredness. It is affected mostly by adults but can happen in teens. Insomnia is something I have to cope with and it can be quite exhausting, but, you learn to get over the initial sleepiness and go o...

Sleep Disorders

Sleep Disorders

Lyla Boretz, Reporter

November 30, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Wellness

Sleep disorders are disorders that prevent around 70 million Americans from getting proper sleep every day. Whether too much or too little sleep, these disorders cause both long-term and short-term problems. In this article, I'll go over some different ones. Insomnia We've all had those nights of tossi...

How to Handle Stress

How to Handle Stress

Lyla Boretz, Reporter

November 27, 2018


Filed under Videos, Wellness

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The Dangers Of Texas Winters

The Dangers Of Texas Winters

Hannah McDonough, Reporter

November 26, 2018


Filed under Community News, Environment, Showcase, Wellness

Here in Central Texas*, our winters aren't usually very harsh. But there are still some precautions to take- Not only with the weather but also what you do to keep warm. *Note- These are dangers you may face anywhere. But some things may refer a little bit more to central Texas than others.    1. Black Ice Texas may...

How are Pets Beneficial for Humans?

How are Pets Beneficial for Humans?

June Jung, Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Environment, Wellness

We have all seen people subject to depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders,  and, personality disorders. These illnesses are hard to deal with. Having a pet around you can help, or even fix some of these disorders. Having a pet can also decrease cholesterol levels, anxiety, and your chance of having a heart attack or s...

The Science Behind Crushes

The Science Behind Crushes

Lyla Boretz, Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Just For Fun, Showcase, Wellness

Crushes. The worst, most dreaded part of middle and high school that's basically unavoidable for the majority of students. Sometimes it's a simple, "they're kind of cute!" crush. Other times, it's an unhealthy obsession. While the latter is thankfully uncommon, both kinds (and everything in between)...

Join Austinites in the Turkey Trot

Join Austinites in the Turkey Trot

Ehan Umatiya, Reporter

November 14, 2018


Filed under Community & World News, Community News, Showcase, Wellness

Everyone has at one point or another heard about the turkey trot footrace that happens in Austin as an annual occurrence. If you haven't heard about it let me break it down for you. The turkey trot is a Thanksgiving race that happens in Austin every year. The turkey trot is one of the most well-known...

Decoding The Science Of Dreams

Decoding The Science Of Dreams

Andrew Watson, Reporter

November 12, 2018


Filed under Showcase, Wellness

We all know what dreams are. Those weird experiences in your head during unconsciousness. They could be anything. From going into gladiatorial combat with your friends to fleeing the border with a cop, to having a literal gender war. (I have very strange dreams.) So you might ask: Why? Why are so many...