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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...

Beating the heat

Beating the heat

Anna Mullendore, Health & Wellness writer

September 10, 2015

Ahh, fall sports: where the sun blazes down on an athlete's shoulders at a scorching 95 degrees, hot enough to melt the soles of a cross country runner’s Asics right onto the pavement. Success on the team may not be predictable, but the degree of the summer heat is. Listed below are some tips to im...

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