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Kombucha review

Kombucha review

Grace Fearheiley, health + wellness editor

March 12, 2020

I know I’m a little late to this whole kombucha thing, but I recently decided to try the fermented tea many people claim has health benefits. Last year when everyone was posting pictures of their kombuchas on VSCO and raving about the drink, I never ended up trying it for myself. On a whim, I decide...

Trendy foods you should try

Trendy foods you should try

Grace Fearheiley, health + wellness editor

March 12, 2020

It seems like there are always trendy foods people claim to be the next best thing. Here is your guide to current fads that are worth a try.  1. Kale Kale has been extremely popular in salads and smoothies. Many people try to incorporate kale into as many meals as they can because it is one of the most nutrient...

The deal with dieting

The deal with dieting

Megan Cleveland, editor-in-chief

February 6, 2020

We’ve all heard it before: get enough sleep, exercise at least 30 minutes a day, eat healthy foods. For some of us, this is easy. But for most of us, including myself, healthy living is more of a want to be aesthetic than a reality. Though, within the past five years, researchers found a range of weight...

Top five health + wellness stories of 2019

Top five health + wellness stories of 2019

Grace Fearheiley, health + wellness editor

January 6, 2020

Our goal for health and wellness this year was to bring up topics teenagers can relate to and reach a broad range of people by covering many topics within the health and wellness umbrella. Whether students were looking for a lighthearted lip balm review or needed to hear a peer's experience with brain ...

Fall drink guide

Fall drink guide

Rachel Finan, health + wellness writer

November 19, 2019

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The Brain Issue: Long term impact

The Brain Issue: Long term impact

Rachel Finan, health + wellness writer

November 6, 2019

Kade Kenter, sophomore, is hanging out with friends when he goes from happy to depressed with no warning. His friends are unfazed. This has happened before.  Madeline Brackney, junior, sits in class as the fluorescent lights flash in her eyes, causing her head to throb.  Gracie Simonsen, sophomor...

The Brain Issue: The multitasking myth

The Brain Issue: The multitasking myth

Ryleigh Palmer, news editor

November 6, 2019

Angela Scheer was in the middle of a lesson when she noticed students heads tilted down toward their phones. The new Mario Kart app had captured their attention in a way that her most recent lesson had not. Scheer, psychology teacher, was quick to guide their attention back to the lesson, because she...

School year self care

School year self care

Ryleigh Palmer, news editor

October 30, 2019

It’s safe to say that the honeymoon is over. Your teacher is now more interested in your knowledge of the function of the mitochondria as opposed to your summer vacation. Your life has become Student Council meetings and cross country practice, and you are left to figure out how to balance it all on...

The Brain Issue: Mirror image

The Brain Issue: Mirror image

Grace Fearheiley, health + wellness editor

October 28, 2019

12% (43/345) of KHS students reported having an eating disorder. Read about eating disorders here.

6 ways to improve your brain

6 ways to improve your brain

Olivia Silvey, opinions writer

October 24, 2019

As high schoolers, keeping our brains healthy might be the last thing on our minds (no pun intended). Clubs, sports, friends and homework are first priority, so there’s not much time to worry about the squishy gray and white matter inside our skull. However, keeping your brain healthy is important...

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