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Secrets for Schooling Exams

Secrets for Schooling Exams

Charlotte Heinrich, features writer

May 15, 2018

As the sun lingers in the sky for a few minutes longer each day, our daydreams of summer no longer seem unrealistic. Ignoring the nag of our alarms and turning our history notes into doodles would be too easy. It’s almost as if our math problems are asking to be neglected. Yet as our focus diminishes, the looming fa...

The pursuit of happiness

The pursuit of happiness

Anna Mullendore, health & wellness editor

November 6, 2015

The right prefrontal cortex lights up the pleasure centers in the brain like a Christmas tree. Endorphins, oxytocin, serotonin and dopamine are released from the limbic system. These chemicals surge the brain, metabolize and fill the large human cortex. They overwhelm the bad feelings by triggering an...

7 Ways to Fuel Your Brain

7 Ways to Fuel Your Brain

Anna Mullendore, features writer

April 26, 2015

Anna Mullendore Getting enough sleep is vital for your nervous system, thus crucial to your concentration, coordination and memory. But when a student’s lack of sleep is due to early morning reviews, demanding classes and other extracurriculars, sleep falls down the priority totem pole. There’s no magic potion to passing that Honors Precalculus te...

Senior profile: Taylor Welch

Senior profile: Taylor Welch

Lindsay Huck, features writer

April 20, 2015

Hysterically crying in her mom’s arms, Taylor Welch sat in a hospital bed after finding out that her doctors discovered a brain tumor. However,in a matter of three days, 70 percent of Taylor’s brain tumor had been removed. “In eighth grade I started having really bad migraines,” Taylor said....

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