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Students with food allergies confront social issues

Students with food allergies confront social issues

Emma Williams, Sacramento Country Day School

January 9, 2014


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When junior Lauren Larrabee was a baby, she had a constant rash on her face. Her parents assumed it was eczema until Larrabee was 2 years old and ate a walnut her grandfather gave her. Immediately her throat closed up, and she couldn’t breathe. Her parents rushed her to the hospital, where they...

Youth raise the pace with 5K runs for charity

Youth raise the pace with 5K runs for charity

John Kinney, St. Louis Park HS, St. Louis Park, Minn.

January 8, 2014


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Running long distances has been a part of human culture for thousands of years, but never before have organized races been as popular with young adults, according to a October 2013 study. The study, conducted by the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, more young adults are participating...

Pharmacist takes a shot at vaccination misconceptions

Pharmacist takes a shot at vaccination misconceptions

Esther Suh, Glenbrook North HS, Northbrook, Ill.

December 20, 2013


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During the winter of 2010,  junior Katie Beall caught what she did not expect to catch. Suffering through physical pain and throbbing headaches, she was infected by the seasonal influenza. Prior to her sickness that year, Beall followed her mother into her pediatrician’s office to receive her an...

Virginia school to be a trial soda-free zone

Tommy Lunn, Thomas Jefferson HS for Science and Technology, Alexandria, Va.

September 4, 2013


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During the school day, Thomas Jefferson High School students often turn to the soda machines for a burst of caffeine, a little sugar or just for a drink to quench their thirst. However, Fairfax County Public Schools announced on Aug. 20 that seven schools in FCPS would be getting rid of regular so...