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Fill your feed; Black Lives Matter accounts to follow

The Stlreentryfund helps formerly incarcerated people reenter into society.
Rachel Finan, health + wellness editor August 26, 2020

As people rushed to post a black square on Tuesday, June 2, the growing need to stay informed and self-educated has become increasingly apparent. Feeds filled with all black screens highlighted those who...

Kombucha review

If you are looking for a healthier and cheaper alternative to coffee, this could be the perfect beverage for you. 
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...

Trendy foods you should try

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.
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...

Surviving winter on accutane

Surviving winter on accutane
Rachel Finan and Maya Kim March 2, 2020

The sixth month process of Accutane can start to feel like a year especially during the winter. When the dry season hits, chapped lips seem unmanageable and your skin might feel like a dried piece of fruit....

The deal with dieting

Being healthy isn’t something that should be temporary. It’s a lifestyle, and requires consistency over time.
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...

Top five health + wellness stories of 2019

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.
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...

Fall drink guide

When the temperature drops it is time to put down that Starbucks iced latte, and pick up a hot coffee or tea. Read this guide to know what to do for that sore throat and what to bring to a camp fire or hockey game.
Rachel Finan, health + wellness writer November 18, 2019

The Brain Issue: Long term impact

Concussions were an issue that affected 15% of high school students in 2017.
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...

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

Discover out-of-the-box ideas on how to keep your mind sharp and ready for anything.
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...

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