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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Warning signs

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: Warning signs

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer

March 1, 2018

For most people, class parties, birthday parties and meals out with family come with happy and comforting connotations. For others like Taiye Joseph, junior, these events bring fear. “My intentions [before entering high school] weren’t to have an eating disorder,” Joseph said. “It started out because...

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDA)

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDA)

Annie O'Brien, news-features editor

March 1, 2018

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 ...

Starving for perfection

Starving for perfection

Adler Bowman, features writer

October 18, 2016

It all started with the goal of losing a few pounds, to be able to look in the mirror and see a skinny body that fits into society’s mold. For Taiye Joseph, sophomore, a brand new body was something she believed would fill her with confidence. In the summer before her freshman year, Joseph longed for a ...

The Truth About “Bikini” Season

The Truth About “Bikini” Season

Anna Mullendore, features writer

April 26, 2015

As June draws near, articles congest magazines, describing how to get ready for summer. Images and ads of perfectly sculpted models plaster the internet, and coupon books for swimsuit sales flood women’s mailboxes. It’s apparent to every woman across the nation “bikini” season has arrived with...

Eating disorders

Eating disorders

Cece Hensley and Lindsay Huck

February 20, 2015

While he was a freshman in high school, Simao Drew’s perception of himself drastically changed when a boy in his class made a comment about his weight. Although Drew was never severely overweight, he began dieting, running and experimenting with alternative ways to get thinner. “Over the next...

Skinny science

Skinny science

Chloë King, web staff

February 18, 2015

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are mental disorders, but they can have many physical affects as well; suffering from an eating disorder can change the way a body works years after the patient it back on track. Bone loss- During teen years the bones are supposed to be developing, but instead ...

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