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Should You Go Gluten Free?

Should You Go Gluten Free?

Lyla Boretz, Reporter

September 24, 2018

People that go on gluten-free diets, even though they have no need to, might actually reap more harm than benefits. According to a 2013 report by the NPD group, as many as 1 in 3 Americans are trying to avoid gluten, but some experts advise that people without Celiac Disease or problems digesting gluten sh...

Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter

Jessie Van Den Berg, Editor

September 21, 2018

Has anyone ever told you to say “positive things or if you say negative things, those actions will actually come true?” You might be like “Sure, okay” sarcastically. But it’s genuinely true! The power of the mind is something that is useful and important for your whole life! The earlie...

Girls vs Boys Athletic Clothes

Girls vs Boys Athletic Clothes

Aliyah Carter, Reporter

September 5, 2018

Are you currently in girls athletics and don't like your clothes?  Do you think it's unfair we don't get dri-fit clothes? I really think that girls should get Dri-Fit clothes because we don't like cotton clothing. From wearing it enough it gets really stinky and very sweaty. I personally really want...

What Does Television Do To Your Brain?

What Does Television Do To Your Brain?

June Jung, Reporter

September 5, 2018

Television is a fun activity that almost everyone enjoys, so why are some people against it? Television can cause serious harm to your brain. You start to slowly lose the verbal ability and can lead to over aggression. The estimated average teen has seen over 200,000 violent television shows by t...

My Opinion on Why A Water Allergy is The Weirdest Disease

My Opinion on Why A Water Allergy is The Weirdest Disease

Raghuram Paturi, Reporter

September 5, 2018

In my opinion, a water allergy is one of the weirdest diseases ever. It is a diagnosed disease where when water contracts your skin it turns red. It's is a form of a physical urticaria. The defining symptom is an itchy skin reaction resulting from contact with water, regardless of its temperature....

The Trash Island

The Trash Island

Yoonjoo Oh, Reporter

September 4, 2018

When you throw a piece of paper or a half eaten candy in the trash can, have you ever wondered where does those trash go? Well, turns out to be some of them gets recycled, some gets incinerated ( a type of waste treatment ) but the remaining trash, they somehow wash away and end up in the ocean. And...

Smog Attack

Smog Attack

Yoonjoo Oh, Reporter

August 31, 2018

Have you heard the word 'smog'? It is a word of smoke and fog combined. A smog is a fog or haze combined with smoke and other atmospheric industrial pollutants. It basically means it can be very dangerous. These small pollutants, once just some little pieces of dust rolling around nowhere, suddenly...

How Fear Holds Us Back and Why

How Fear Holds Us Back and Why

Hannah McDonough, Editor

August 31, 2018

We all have fears. That’s part of being human. A lot of us want to conquer our fears. For some people, fear stops them from doing great things.  You could be scared of heights. You would be missing out on things like rock climbing and hot air balloon rides.   “It could be so much fu...

Challenges in Middle School

Challenges in Middle School

Jessie Van Den Berg, Editor

August 30, 2018

We all face challenges, especially us in middle school. Canyon Vista an outstanding school, but no matter how amazing the school is you will still face the challenges they throw at you in middle school. There are many different types of struggles you may have while going through grades 6-8. The Social ...

Cilantro: Citrus or Soap?

Cilantro: Citrus or Soap?

Claire Lawrence, Reporter

August 24, 2018

There is not one food which everyone adores. Just about every person has some foods they dislike. For example, some people hate spicy peppers while others despise squash. It’s just how people's personal tastes work. However, scientists were intrigued when so many people had a strong disgust for cilantro...

How to Grow Green Beans

How to Grow Green Beans

Sharanya Karanam, Reporter

April 15, 2018

The first step to growing green beans is to find the perfect ones to plant. There are two types of green beans: the bush and the pole green beans. Bush green beans grow to the side like a bush and pole green beans grow up and one on a pole. I will be talking about growing pole beans since they are...