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Feeling Sick?

Feeling Sick?

Jessie Van Den Berg, Editor

January 25, 2019

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

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, Editor

January 22, 2019

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...

New Year, New Goals

New Year, New Goals

Jessie Van Den Berg, Editor

January 17, 2019

Inspiration, motivation, and reflection. That is what January is all about. New Year's Resolutions is something that not everyone participates in. Some people believe that it doesn't matter the time you improve yourself, that won’t make a difference in how well you accomplish your goals. But, others...

Top 6 Worst Smells on the Planet ?

Top 6 Worst Smells on the Planet ?

June Jung, Reporter

January 15, 2019

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, Editor

January 14, 2019

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

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, Editor

December 13, 2018

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, Editor

November 30, 2018

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

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

If this doesn't work, just scream.

The Dangers Of Texas Winters

The Dangers Of Texas Winters

Hannah McDonough, Editor

November 26, 2018

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...