Stress: The Problem We All Face In High School

Christian Nguyen Staff Writer The transition from eighth grade to being a freshman in high school is an overwhelming change. Students go to a completely new school, with new teachers and students from different schools. All experience stress whether it be from loads of homework, issues at home, relationship problems or another cause. It does not matter how popular a

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14,000 Students Injured Annually Due to Overweight Backpacks

CINDY LUO News Editor In the past few years, overloaded backpacks have attracted attention from doctors and researchers. A recent study released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission shows that at least 14,000 children and adolescent patients, from five to 18 years old, are treated for backpack-related injuries every year, with the emergency room receiving more than 5,000 kids

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FDA Warns Against Powdered Caffeine Dangers

CAROLINE REN Editor in Chief Teenagers regularly consume caffeine through coffee, soda and other food products, but some turn to caffeine powder to boost energy, which is readily available for purchase online in bulk for comparatively low prices. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning after the overdose-induced death of an Ohio student in May

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Misusing Drugs and Food: Combating Not-So-New Addictions

JANET GUAN Copy Editor It is difficult to pass up food that we crave. Fighting a food addiction may be more grueling, especially if it is as strong as a drug addiction. Some rehabilitation facilities, such as the New York Center for Living, are expanding from eliminating just drug addictions to preventing “transfer” addictions as well, particularly to unhealthy. Although

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Anatomy Of An Athlete

WILLIAM RODRIGUEZ Staff Writer Along with the daily routine of being inside the classroom and having practice after school, the life of a student athlete has its many responsibilities. Between homework and sports, it’s important that student athletes prioritize efficiently to be successful. Although difficult, athletes always have to stay mentally and physically strong. The “anatomy of a student athlete”

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