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Life Under Isolation Takes Hit on Teens’ Mental Health

Life Under Isolation Takes Hit on Teens’ Mental Health

Gelila Negesse, Co-Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2020

On April third, the Garland Independent School District (GISD) announced that the rest of the school year would be closed and completed through online learning in response to the growing COVID-19 threat.  For teens in Dallas and all across the world, this means the engrained day to day routine of s...

The Effect of Culture on Mental Health

Madai Martinez, Reporter

March 5, 2020

In Ghana, a boy sits shackled by a chain under a tree. He has been there for three years. He is quiet. Sitting holding his knees, his figure is small and his eyes seem empty. His mother says he used to be a great boy, but something changed in him. He smoked marijuanna with his friends, and from ther...

Safe Space for Stressed Teens

Safe Space for Stressed Teens

Riley Sims, Co-Editor-in-Chief

April 1, 2019

A study conducted by market research firm Harris Interactive Inc. found that 31 percent of teens report feeling overwhelmed as result of stress. Teens in the study reported that their stress level during the school year exceeds what they believe to be healthy. To combat this issue, a new program is...

Elsa Abraham

Elsa Abraham

Riley Sims and Edith Perez

March 22, 2017

"Suicidal thoughts and urges [are challenges I’ve had to overcome]. Therapy, my friends and my family [were] supportive of me," Elsa Abraham, Junior.