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Breaking the stigma: mental health on campus and in the culture

Breaking the stigma: mental health on campus and in the culture

Eloise Rollins-Fife, The Archer School for Girls

May 11, 2017


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One in five. Twenty percent. Theoretically, nearly 100 Archer students. That’s how many adolescents, ages 13 to 18, currently live with or will develop a serious mental illness in their lifetime, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Eleven percent of youth have a mood disorder,...

Sleep Deprivation: The Teenage Nightmare

Sleep Deprivation: The Teenage Nightmare

Taylor Rohleen, Satellite High School

May 8, 2017


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“Teenagers are practically nocturnal. They can live without sleep,” opines Enjolie Vadella, 11. Vadella, like many other students, faces each day with a veil of sleep deprivation over her head. As high schools, day after day, reach closer to the end of the year, the number of sleepy scholars rises...

Eating My Way Thin

Morgan Archer, Thayer High School

May 5, 2017


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Growing up I was never thin. I have never been the “ideal” weight. I grew up on fatty, cheap meals and ate whatever I wanted to eat. I always knew I was overweight, but I just complained about it instead of “doing” something about it. If I did do something it would be a fad diet or diet pills....

When chronic illness strikes

When chronic illness strikes

Michelle Parker, Leander High School

April 26, 2017


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I used to let a four letter word define me. It wasn’t ugly or mean, it was POTS, short for Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. POTS is a form of dysautonomia, an umbrella term that classifies dysfunctions in the autonomic nervous system (ANS). Basically, the body carries out many processes...

Eating Disorders Threaten Student Health

Eating Disorders Threaten Student Health

Lily Ellzey, Bastrop High School

April 24, 2017


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A deadly illness lurks right beneath the noses of students, lying in wait. Friends and family suffer in silence, often until it’s too late. Eating disorders are some of the most deadly mental illnesses, yet the majority of students at BHS are unaware of the impact they can have. “To be honest,...

How to: Healthy Eating for Beginners

How to: Healthy Eating for Beginners

Naomi Byrne, Orono High School

March 22, 2017


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As February comes to an end, some may struggle to stay committed to health related 2017 New Year’s Resolutions. Others may want to give the healthy lifestyle a try, but find it hard to motivate themselves to eat clean and exercise. Making a change in one’s lifestyle is hard at first, but will pay...

Awaken Project Assembly Brings Light to STL Heroin Epidemic

Awaken Project Assembly Brings Light to STL Heroin Epidemic

Chase Meyer, Francis Howell North High School

March 14, 2017


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Students file into a half-lit gymnasium at 8:30 a.m. on the morning of March 10, greeted by the sight of a drum set and projector screen on one side and a DJ’s setup on the other. Filing into the stands with their groups of friends, students can already foresee this is no ordinary FHN assembly. The...

Nudist Resort Restores Broken Faith in My Naked Body

Nudist Resort Restores Broken Faith in My Naked Body

Scott Bright, Arapahoe Community College

December 8, 2016


Filed under Health

It’s 9:45 a.m. I am naked. I am walking through the woods. The coffee is making me more cognizant of my situation. Where am I again? Before coffee. A leaf crunches. A twig snaps. The smell of dirt and mountain and sun fills the nostrils. Tall grass and plant limbs caress my bare legs as I walk...

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