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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 18, 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...

Acne combating products you should add to your collection

Acne combating products you should add to your collection

Grace Fearheiley, health + wellness editor

September 30, 2019

Whether you need a quick and easy-to-use product or you want an elaborate mask, one of these products will be the right choice for you. Here are some products you should add to your collection to have an acne and blemish-free face.

Finding the balm; lip balm review

Finding the balm; lip balm review

Makenzie Van Buren, health and wellness writer

September 15, 2019

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Smoothie recipes

Smoothie recipes

Makenzie Van Buren, health and wellness writer

September 12, 2019

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