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TikTok hiatus improves productivity, sleep

If you’re a teenager in 2021, you are probably on your phone for hours a day, swiping your thumb across the screen and watching endless videos. TikTok has captured the attention of millions of adolescents across America with its easily accessible videos and individually-tailored content. However, it is easy to get caught overconsuming this media, […]

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Snapchat break promotes real connections

The first thing I do when I wake up and the last thing I do before I go to bed is check my favorite app, Snapchat. Its familiar notification sound always prompts me to open the app immediately, leading me down a rabbit hole of sending streaks and watching stories. When I checked the statistics […]

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Giving up Instagram reduces negative comparisons

Many teenagers would not hesitate to say that social media is an essential part of their lives. More specifically, Instagram is necessary for staying up to date and connecting with others who one may not be close with in real life. However, after spending a week without Instagram, I observed that my relationships with those […]

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Athletes take measures to prevent injury

The tearing sensation that shoots up her leg as junior Maddy Krasnow sprints down the field is a dreaded feeling she has felt before. Regret overtakes the pain when she realizes she will have to sit out for part of the season. Lying there on the field, she vows to herself that she will take […]

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Sports injuries create setbacks for athletes mentally, physically

The wind roared as junior John Westman’s parents flew down the highway, rushing him to the hospital. John was slumped over in the seat with his shoulder hanging to his side. “Here we go again,” he thought as they approached the hospital. Injuries such as Westman’s occur in high school athletes and impact both the […]

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Students strive for speedy injury recovery

After the crack of a bone, the pop of a knee or the sprain of an ankle, an athlete’s focus turns from winning a game to recovering from an injury. Whether it follows surgery or a diagnosis, recovery can be a long, painful process. According to the Bluetail Medical Group, recovery time for injuries can […]

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Episcopal church welcomes newcomers, returners with open arms

The sweet melody of a church organ floated out of the St. Alban’s Episcopal Church’s doors on the morning of Sunday Sept. 26, propped wide open to welcome both regular attendees and newcomers. There were three services offered this Sunday: 8 a.m., 10:15 a.m. and 3:33 p.m. I entered the church for the first time […]

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Jewish service offers new, welcoming atmosphere

Sometimes in order to expand your own faith, you have to experience another approach to religion. I had the opportunity to do this by attending a service at Congregation Tifereth Israel. Prior to this service, I had only attended synagogue for Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. Those services always lasted on average two and a half […]

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Mosque welcomes all to experience Muslim prayer

  As I entered the Islamic Center on East Broad Street to experience a Muslim service for the first time, I instantly felt overcome by an accepting and kind energy. I was welcomed by Imam Shabaan Haji, who leads the prayers at this mosque. Haji has been an imam at this center since 2003 and […]

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Student manages difficulties of epilepsy

For many kids, the summer camp experience is defined by spending hours under the sun, swimming, kayaking or partaking in other enjoyable activities. However, for senior Kate Sullivan, that fun experience was quickly spoiled. In July 2019, at around midnight of her first night of camp, she awoke in a daze surrounded by people. “I […]