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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 […]

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Diabetes creates daily challenges for students

The pancreas: a small, seemingly benign organ located in the stomach. Many will not pay this vital structure much attention unless forced to fill out a sheet labeling organs in a class. Others might only see it when staring at a fuzzy photo of the stomach on a biology test, quick to forget what and […]

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Students use astrology to reflect on their personalities

When people consider their personal characteristics, they don’t tend to consider how the positions of the sun, planets and stars influence them, but those who follow astrology believe the movement of these celestial bodies are the reason for each person’s personality. In ancient times, people used an imaginary line in the sky to determine what […]

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Enneagram personality test versatile but dubious

One simple fact of life: people love to learn more about themselves. Whether it be through personality tests or intense introspection, the drive for self-reflection is common. To that end, standing out in the field of personality tests is the Enneagram test-a personality test focused on assigning many categories of personality to a single person […]

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Advances in contraceptives lead to improvements in women’s health

While the school requires students to learn the basis of contraceptives, many remain ill-informed about the history and many uses of birth control. Birth control does play a large role in preventing unwanted pregnancies, but it is also used to address other health concerns. The first form of a birth control pill was originally approved […]

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Contraceptives vital to the health and well-being of students

*Editors’ Note: Names have been changed to protect the sources’ anonymity. Student Gracie Ward* sat in the passenger seat of her mom’s car and watched the highway pass with unease. She was on the way to the doctor with her mom, preparing to ask for birth control and trying to find the right words to […]

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Political events of 2020 leave some students in a tailspin

Sara Benedict Staff Reporter This time last year, people looked back at 2019 and shook their heads, saying to themselves that 2020 would be better, but come December, Americans are not only in the midst of a pandemic that’s now taken thousands of lives and caused extreme economic damage, but Americans have also gone through […]

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Students reflect on year altered by COVID-19

The year began like any new year. Party-goers hugged and cheered as the ball dropped at Times Square. Families wrote resolutions: to go to the gym more, to visit their elderly parents. Students vowed that this year would be the one where they worked the hardest in school and procrastinated the least.  Then, in March, COVID-19 […]

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Students struggle with sleep paralysis experiences

It was a night just like any other for junior Porter Neff when he was in the fourth grade. His reading light and novel were the only things protecting him from his worst nightmare, as sleep paralysis episodes had become a nightly occurrence for him. Sleep paralysis is the temporary inability to move or speak […]