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Menstruation as a transgender male

Menstruation as a transgender male

Annie O'Brien, health and wellness editor

October 19, 2018


Filed under Health + Wellness

One of the issues the transgender community in our country, and in our school especially, faces if dealing with menstruation as a transgender male. The main way to alleviate some of the stigma around it is education, but in the meantime, providing trash cans in the stalls of men’s bathrooms is a simple...

On the line

On the line

Logan Crews, editor-in-chief

September 28, 2018


Filed under Health + Wellness

A man stood on the side of the road, watching cars and busses and trucks go by. He thought of his kids. And he thought of the custody problems. He thought of his life. And he thought of running through traffic to end it. Standing on the side of the road, he picked up his phone. Melanie Ro...

The Kirkwood wellness dilemma

The Kirkwood wellness dilemma

Grace Klebe, news editor

September 27, 2018


Filed under Health + Wellness, Showcase

Fifty one percent (180/348) of KHS students think KSD needs a new plan to deal with the mental health of its students and staff. With no current district-wide plan in place, the school board submitted a Request for Proposals (RFP) in March 2018 asking for help from different organizations to form a ...

Depression Q&A

Depression Q&A

Annie O'Brien, health + wellness editor

September 24, 2018


Filed under Health + Wellness

“Siri, what does depression feel like?” “I’m not sure I understand your question. Would you like me to search the web for ‘what does depression feel like?’” The internet is great for lots of things, but when it comes to mental illness it can be more helpful to ask people who deal wit...

September awareness days and weeks

September awareness days and weeks

Annie O'Brien, health and wellness editor

August 31, 2018


Filed under Health + Wellness

Every month is full of different awareness days and weeks. Take a look at the calendar to find some dates and opportunities to learn more about each day and week of September.    ...

Back to snacks

Back to snacks

Annie O'Brien, health and wellness editor

August 21, 2018


Filed under Health + Wellness

I get it. You're always hungry. You don't eat breakfast and then you forget your lunch and get stuck eating cafeteria food. By the time you get home from school you're exhausted and starving. You could munch on some candy bars or load up on potato chips but you know you're still going to be hungry five m...

Anonymous account of an eating disorder

Anonymous account of an eating disorder

KHS student

March 2, 2018


Filed under Columns, Health + Wellness, Showcase

Since early 2017, many things in my life have started fading away: my closest friend, my hobbies, my motivation. With school ramping up and nothing good coming out of it, I hit a real rough patch and started to let all these things fall by the wayside in an attempt to be a person I thought would app...

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDA)

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDA)

Annie O'Brien, news-features editor

March 1, 2018


Filed under Health + Wellness, News

The words “eating disorder” cover a wide range of mental health issues, from anorexia and bulimia to binge eating disorders. And while these topics can be full of mystery if you are not fully informed, there is plenty of information to help you learn more about them. Here are some quick facts to ...

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