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Poppin’ the happy pills

Poppin’ the happy pills

Anna Mullendore, health & wellness editor

February 28, 2016

“People with depression are just overly sad. Get some sleep, you’ll feel better. Depression isn’t really an illness.” These are just some of the misconceptions that lead to stigmas according to Tom Gaither-Ganim, KHS educational support counselor. These stigmas are apparent in both the mental ...

You are real

You are real

Anna Mullendore, health & wellness editor

February 18, 2016

Teetering on stilettos with heels the size of their wrists, most models embrace an unrealistic body image. They grace billboards and strut down runways, making girls hungry for a distorted belief of beauty. As measuring tapes have tightened around model's waists, teenage girls’ ideas of beauty have shrunken to an idealiz...

Top 5 health & wellness stories from 2015

Top 5 health & wellness stories from 2015

TKC Staff

December 31, 2015

From its roots as a small blog on thekirkwoodcall.com, Health & Wellness has since evolved into its own print section at the start of this school year. With fuel from talented artists and photographers, this blossoming section was able to flourish into something that can stand its own. Whether it be a...

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...

Bittersweet

Bittersweet

Anna Mullendore, health & wellness editor

October 16, 2015

Somewhere in America sugar is administered into assembly line products like insulin injections to a 9-year-old diabetic. Somewhere in America an overweight, diet conscious eighth grader walks her second mile of the day, wondering, ‘when will I be like the Victoria’s Secret models?’ Somewhere in...

Healthy after school snack alternatives

Healthy after school snack alternatives

Anna Mullendore, features writer

May 17, 2015

Fruity Graham Crackers Spread blueberry yogurt or a yogurt of your liking, on a graham cracker. Top with slices of banana, mini chocolate chips and dried cranberries.     Nutty Pretzel Sticks Spread peanut butter on a pretzel stick with a knife. Roll in chopped nuts or dri...

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