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Crickets become the new protein source

Crickets become the new protein source

John Bandek, Clark Magnet High School

October 15, 2015


Filed under Health, Showcase

Whey, protein shakes, and protein bars — that’s what some students at Clark are talking about. However, there is a team of five students that have found a better alternative protein source: crickets. The “Cricket Cuddlers” are a group of students in Dominique Evans-Bye’s Environmental GIS...

Crippling comeback

Crippling comeback

Noah Sanchez

September 22, 2015


Filed under Health, Profiles, Sports

It was just a normal day. He was going to a normal practice. Routine. Usual. Standard. Nothing out of the ordinary was supposed to happen. But then something did. After taking a hard fall and not being able to get back up, senior Jeff Bowcutt realized that his leg was injured, but it wasn’t until...

SAFE program increases driving safety awareness

SAFE program increases driving safety awareness

Calder Hollond and Ashley Novo-Gradac

May 22, 2015


Filed under Health, School News

We’ve all heard the sayings like “click it or ticket," as well as the horror stories about fatal, yet avoidable, driving accidents. But even with driving safety being taught to us at an early age, do students at BLHS actually follow basic safety measures like putting on a seatbelt? That was the...

SIYAC takes on tanning

SIYAC takes on tanning

Olivia White

May 11, 2015


Filed under Health

As prom quickly approaches, many teenagers look to tanning beds to acquire a certain glow. However, this may be the last year that is possible. Members of the State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council (SIYAC), a group focused on passing legislation that affects the young people of Iowa, has sponsored a...

Twins make working out a career

Twins make working out a career

Morgan Collier

April 24, 2015


Filed under Health, Profiles

For most young adults, working out is simply a hobby. Many may enjoy winding down with a long run after a hectic day or lift weights to relieve stress. For 21-year old twins Danielle and Deanna Inzano, it’s a different story. At a young age, they have already managed to turn their love of working out...

Theater student’s science fair project could benefit mankind

Theater student’s science fair project could benefit mankind

Lauren Melendez

April 23, 2015


Filed under Health, Showcase

With a project that could one day benefit the world, Aneysa Rodriguez, a senior Theater Arts student at VMT, got the opportunity to travel to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to compete in the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Her project was focused on finding an alternative to synthetic...

April shines light on autism awareness

April shines light on autism awareness

Jessica Phillips

April 10, 2015


Filed under Health, Showcase

As April makes its appearance on calendars, it brings with it Autism Awareness Month. The month is dedicated to educating the nation on the cognitive disorder that affects one in sixty-eight children in America. Lori Jenkins, junior English teacher, has a son with autism. Jenkins said, “People...

Senioritis overtakes class of 2015

Senioritis overtakes class of 2015

Kaitlyn Aaron and Logan McCubbins

April 1, 2015


Filed under Health

Due to the lack of attendance and ambition in the graduating class of 2015, seniors have been officially diagnosed with senioritis by the county’s specialist, Dr. Ekis Lirpa. “The students of the current graduating class have been coming in, if they come in at all, complaining of severe fatigue...