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Vaccines: Life Saver or Taker?

Vaccines: Life Saver or Taker?

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 21, 2018


Filed under News

A new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Oct. 12, 2018, showed that the number of children ages 19 to 35 months who don’t receive vaccines has increased. From 2001 to 2015, the number has quadrupled from 0.3 percent to 1.3 percent. One reason for the decline...

The Gift of Giving Blood

The Gift of Giving Blood

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

December 1, 2017


Filed under News

Every two seconds in the U.S., somebody needs blood. With that means many people show up, ready to give blood to help the cause. However, many of them are not aware of what goes on behind the scenes, and the proper way that their blood should be handled. “There are so many checkpoints in doing blood...

Senior sacrifices health for greater opportunity

Senior sacrifices health for greater opportunity

SaSchel Moore, Reporter

May 13, 2016


Filed under Features

She looked into the binder, brimming with 50 college acceptance letters, and thought of what she had to sacrifice to get them. After all of the work she had put in, all she had to worry about was whether she would be able to reap the benefits. Senior Esperanza Garcia applied to 50 colleges despite having...

From unfortunate injury to unexpected discovery

From unfortunate injury to unexpected discovery

Eden Amberber, Reporter

April 15, 2016


Filed under Features, Sports

  Senior Oscar Marin found his passion for physical therapy unintentionally. During the first football game of the season, Marin tore a ligament in his leg and fractured his fibula. For Marin, it was not just a moment of pain, but also of guidance. “[Our team] was running a play, and while I ...

Continuing after the concussion

Continuing after the concussion

Beth Mauthe, Copy Editor

October 30, 2015


Filed under Features, Showcase

His words echoed through the auditorium and suddenly everything seemed to go in slow motion. His foot fumbled and he felt himself lose all balance and begin to fall backwards as his vision blurred out the surrounding scenery. There was a loud crash, and all at once, everything went black. Senior Jacob Ho...

Me, Myself and Misconceptions

Me, Myself and Misconceptions

Beth Mauthe, Copy Editor

October 30, 2015


Filed under Column, Opinion

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Juice it up

Jacob Martinez, Reporter

November 6, 2014


Filed under Features

Junior Lori Stark started juicing her foods during the summer in an attempt to lose weight. “I didn't think exercising was the only thing that was going to help me lose weight,” Stark said. Because juicing worked for her mother, Stark felt that she could try it too. “I juiced for a whole...

Quench your thirst: Dehydration and its effects

Connie Ho

March 4, 2014


Filed under News

A person’s body becomes dehydrated and out of balance when they do not drink a lot of water. Dehydration takes place when the loss of body fluids is greater than the amount taken in. Many factors can cause dehydration including fevers, heat exposure, too much exercise, vomiting, diarrhea, diseases suc...

Obamacare legislation explained

Obamacare legislation explained

Amy Pham

March 4, 2014


Filed under News

Obamacare, also known as the Affordable Care Act, is a healthcare law that works between a person and an insurance company. Obamacare is meant to make healthcare available and affordable for all Americans. It also aims to reduce the cost of healthcare as a whole. President Obama signed this law reform...