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Religions of the world

Religions of the world

Savannah Anderson, Staff Writer

March 28, 2019

A healthy spiritual life can help overall health just as much as working towards having a healthy mind and body. Praying, meditating and reading scripture are ways many religious and spiritual people find comfort and healing.      ...

E-cigarette epidemic involves toxic substances and toxic peers

E-cigarette epidemic involves toxic substances and toxic peers

Isis Kazadi and Riley Hayden

March 28, 2019

“Nicotine is a cardiovascular stimulant, and can potentially worsen heart disease in people who already have severe heart conditions,” according to Live Science. The explosion of vape culture in youth has caused the industry to grow larger, piggybacking off the exploitation of children who ar...

A diet guide for healthier living

A diet guide for healthier living

Avery Gregorash, A&E Editor

March 28, 2019

Finding the right diet is always complicated and stressful, but with new diets being introduced all the time it’s becoming easier to find one specifically for you. A gluten free diet is a diet that excludes the protein gluten. Gluten can typically be found in foods containing wheat. On a gluten...

Popular Halloween costumes

Popular Halloween costumes

Ethan Nguyen, Online editor-in-chief

November 6, 2018

There are classic costumes that are timeless and will always cause nostalgia each year to Halloweeners, which are the zombies, vampires, werewolves and Frankensteins that makeup thriller’s best monsters. Each decade in the United States has its iconic fashion trends. The blue jeans, jean jackets...

Terrorizing Dark Hour thrills

Terrorizing Dark Hour thrills

Savannah Anderson, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

Year-round Plano haunted house worth visit Visiting haunted houses, like Plano’s legendary Dark Hour is one way to prepare for the spooktacular season of Halloween. Built in 1992, located just off highway 75 and George Bush Turnpike, Dark Hour is a haunted house that is open all year long, but Hall...

Best old, new horror movies for October

Best old, new horror movies for October

Avery Gregorash, A&E Editor

November 5, 2018

Films provide jump scares, plot twists for miles With Halloween just around the corner horror movies are being watched throughout all of October and The Nun, The Conjuring and The Boy all scare up some fun. The Nun, directed by Corin Hardy and produced by James Wan and Peter Safran, opened up in th...

Social media leading to anxiety

Regan Munstedt, Opinion Editor

October 26, 2017

    Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat have been linked to social anxiety in people who frequently use them.       “Social anxiety can be defined as the extreme fear of being judged or scrutinized in social or performance situations,” licensed clinical ...

Social media makes it easy to cyberbully

Kaydin Robertson, Arts & Entertainment Editor

October 26, 2017

    The evolution of social media has made cyberbullying easier and more detrimental to teenagers resulting in multiple symptoms of stress.     Cyberbullying can lead to social anxiety, depression, feelings of isolation and helplessness, and in extreme cases, suicide, as seen in multiple t...

Inappropriate posts can turn off employers

Inappropriate posts can turn off employers

Abrianna Bohn, Staff Writer

October 26, 2017

Posting on social media can hurt a potential employee’s chances of getting a job when employers or administrators browse their social media. Almost 2.5 billion people around the globe own social media accounts, including millions of people applying for college or job opportunities. This especially g...

Valedictorian, salutatorian announced

Ted Wu, Sports Editor/ Social Media

May 30, 2017

    Senior Annie Zhao will graduate at the top of her class on June 10. On campus, she’s heavily involved in debate, chess club, and National Honor Society, serving as an officer in all three organizations. Juggling leadership positions in the three has not been easy, but giving back to the ...

Junk food remains dominant industry

Junk food remains dominant industry

Jared A'Latorre, Staff Writer

April 17, 2017

The fast food today has been linked to obesity and heart disease, yet, the American people are still consumers of the industry. Over the years, there have been studies about the dangers and risks of fast food. They show that it can cause heart disease, diabetes, and even cancer. In a medical study in...

A Matter of Health

A Matter of Health

Khara Ekes, Opinion/Layout Editor

April 14, 2017

As American industries have slowly begun to conform to healthier styles of eating, the opportunities for people to easily change their diets has greatly increased. “Healthier, organic food is something that a lot of people want now,” Tom Thumb Assistant Manager John Anderson said. Now restaurants...