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Bio class travels to UCSD to perform endoscopies on pigs

Bio class travels to UCSD to perform endoscopies on pigs

Mati Davis

March 31, 2015


Filed under Health, School

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to look inside a pig’s stomach? On February 24, nine Shalhevet biology students joined students from YULA, B’nos Devorah and Yavneh at UC San Diego's Imflammatory Bowel Disease Center. There, professional scientists led the students through the process...

Drinking and driving does more than shatter dreams

Drinking and driving does more than shatter dreams

Siandhara Bonnet

March 25, 2015


Filed under Health, Showcase

It’s all fun and games until people get hurt. Drinking and driving, however, is not a game. Student Council hosted its biannual Shattered Dreams program — designed to educate students on the importance of making good decisions and the consequences of drinking and driving. During the program, students...

Godsy finds her footing

Godsy finds her footing

Christian Heutel

March 12, 2015


Filed under Health, Profiles

Ava Godsy, sophomore, really isn’t any different than most 15-year-old girls, but she’s had to deal with more than the typical challenges a teenager has had to face to this point in her life. So far, Godsy hasn't let those obstacles stop her from doing anything. Today she says she is less self-conscious...

Move body, activate mind

Move body, activate mind

Meera Rothman

March 12, 2015


Filed under Health

Teachers here are executing and experimenting with new techniques that aim to maintain students’ attention for the duration of the class period. Math teacher Kendra Zeller explained that sitting for too long can have a negative effect on your learning. “Students might start to daydream or tune...

Accutane: worth the risks?

Accutane: worth the risks?

Erin Kelly

March 9, 2015


Filed under Health

Many students have it, and most dream of it disappearing forever. “It” is acne, and to aid the majority of students who must endure the unsightly, red bumps on their face, there is a pill called Accutane. Accutane works to reduce the size of the skin’s oil glands and therefore reduce the amount...

Shots, shots, shots (the under-21 kind, that is)

Shots, shots, shots (the under-21 kind, that is)

Jenan Taha, Lauren Pantleo and Vaishali Shah

March 6, 2015


Filed under Health, Opinions, Showcase

Sometimes we get a rush of stories revolving around the same topic. This week, it's vaccinations: who should get them, why they matter, and why people choose to abstain. Here are three stories that explore what happens when we immunize, and what happens when we don't. From Clear Creek High School, Jenan...

Teen forced to undergo chemotherapy

Teen forced to undergo chemotherapy

Sophia McMorrow

March 3, 2015


Filed under Health

On Jan. 8, the Supreme Court ruled that the state of Connecticut can continue to require a teen to receive chemotherapy. “She knows I love her and I am going to keep fighting for her because this is her decision,” the teen's mother, Jackie Fortin, said in an interview with The New York Tim...

Nicotine product causes controversy in schools

Nicotine product causes controversy in schools

Hunter Stokes

February 27, 2015


Filed under Health, Showcase

“Vape" made headlines as the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year for 2014. It's also the controversial subject for teens and high school administrators who are trying to figure out how to clarify that smokeless doesn't mean harmless. Electronic cigarette use among teenagers has nearly tripled from...