November 22, 2017

Ice cream remains as ideal comfort food

by Solinna Chong, Associate Editor After a hard day at work or a rough breakup, people always recommend Rocky Road ice cream to help chase the blues away. Why does ice cream seem to be the comfort food that many people resort to? The truth lies further than its flavor but also includes its cold temperature and smooth texture. Scientist have found through a brain scan that with every spoonful of ice cream someone eats, the cold temperature lights up the same pleasure center in the frontal cortex of the brain as winning the lottery or listening to favorite song…

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Vitamin Water offers no health benefits

by Solinna Chong, Associate Editor Since I was a little girl, I have been involved in athletic programs, from the district soccer team to the school’s track and field team. Throughout the athletic history, staying hydrated is the key to survival, yet athletics and companies are finding different beverages to stay quenched. Vitamin Water has become the “new trend” to staying hydrated and healthy.  The fetish seemed to start when I was in sixth grade when all my friends were accompanying their lunches with the latest flavor of Vitamin Water. Vitamin Water is made under the same company as Coca…

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What to eat when stressed out

by Solinna Chong, Associate Editor It is the second day of finals, and students, you guys are almost there.  Finals can be one the most stressful times of student’s high school career.  A cumulative test on everything learned from day one worth 20% of the final grade. Surprisingly enough, what a person eats before a test can help improve or disprove their overall performance.  Before a big test, one should eat oranges to keep calm.  Remaining calm before a big test will boost self-confidence and enhance academic performances. The reason why eating oranges helps relieve stress is they could be considered as…

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Truth and lies about food myths

by Solinna Chong, Associate Editor Food myths: strawberries whiten your teeth cucumbers get rid of bags under the eyes apples wake you up more than coffee does chocolate gives you acne Maintaining a healthy diet is essential to having a healthy body, there are always myths and rumors circulating about how different foods can harm or benefit the body.  There are four food myths that I have recently heard and decided to do some investigating. Food Myth #1: Strawberries can help whiten the teeth. Strawberries contain astringent and vitamin C, which are natural teeth whiteners.  Vitamin C helps remove stains…

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March Sports Spotlight: Cameron Decoursey

Q&A with Cameron Decoursey, senior on track Interview by Mike Pink, Staff Reporter 1. What’s your favorite pump up song? “Lose Yourself, by Eminem” 2. Who is your favorite athlete? “Ray Lewis” 3. Who do you have winning the NCAA tournament this year? “North Carolina” 4. Do you have a pre-meet ritual? “I love to joke around with my teammates to relieve stress.” 5. What are your best events? “My best events are the 200 meter and the 400 meter dash.” 6. Do you plan on running track in college? “I plan on running at the Naval Academy (Annapolis, Maryland)…

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March Sports Spotlight: Sara Kern

Q&A with Sara Kern, senior on softball Interview by Mike Pink, Staff Reporter 1. What’s your favorite meal? “Steak and mushrooms” 2. What’s your dream vacation? “Australia because I’ve never seen any pictures of Australia that are less than perfect. 3. Who’s your celebrity crush? “Justin Timberlake” 4. In the offseason, how many times do you practice/workout a week? “During the fall it’s twice a week. During the winter it’s five to six times a week.” 5. What are your expectations for this season? “I think we will be the best that we have ever been since I’ve been at…

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December Sports Spotlight: Ally Pink

Interview by Mike Pink, Staff Reporter Q&A with Ally Pink, senior on varsity gymnastics 1. What’s your favorite movie? “A Night at the Roxbury.” 2. What’s your favorite song? “Kryptonite by 3 Doors Down.” 3. Jeans or sweats? “Sweats.” 4. Where are you going to college next year? “I’m hoping to go up to University of Minnesota.” 5. How long have you been doing gymnastics? “I’ve been in gymnastics for about 13 years.” 6. What events are you in? “I do all around. That includes vault, bars, beam and floor.” 7. Which one is your favorite? “Floor is my favorite.” 8….

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December Sports Spotlight: Brandon Harris

Interview by Mike Pink, Staff Reporter Q&A with Brandon Harris, senior on varsity wrestling 1. Who’s your favorite collegiate team to root for? “My favorite team is Wisconsin.” 2. What do you want to be when you’re older? “I want to be a professional trainer, actor or a pro boxer.” 3. What’s your favorite pump-up song? “‘My Time’ by Fabolous.” 4. What other organized sports have you played throughout your life besides wrestling? “I’ve done track, baseball, football, basketball, floor hockey, freestyle and greco roman wrestling.” 5. Why did you pick wrestling as your main sport to focus on? “I focus…

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Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 14

Mike Pink’s Rankings Mark Tannous’s Rankings Quarterbacks: 1. Peyton Manning 2. Tom Brady 3. Drew Brees 4. Aaron Rodgers 5. Andrew Luck 6. Cam Newton 7. Robert Griffin III 8. Matt Ryan 9. Josh Freeman 10. Andy Dalton Quarterbacks: 1. Robert Griffin III 2. Aaron Rodgers 3. Drew Brees 4. Tom Brady 5. Andrew Luck 6. Cam Newton 7. Matthew Stafford 8. Eli Manning 9. Tony Romo 10. Colin Kaepernick Running Backs: 1. Trent Richardson 2. Marshawn Lynch 3. Doug Martin 4. Jamaal Charles 5. Adrian Peterson 6. Ahmad Bradshaw 7. Ray Rice 8. Arian Foster 9. Chris Johnson 10….

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Fantasy Football Rankings: Week 13

Mike Pink’s Rankings Mark Tannous’s Rankings Quarterbacks: Peyton Manning Tom Brady Aaron Rodgers Drew Brees Matt Stafford Cam Newton Robert Griffin III Tony Romo Andy Dalton Eli Manning Quarterbacks: Peyton Manning Tom Brady Aaron Rodgers Matt Ryan Robert Griffin III Matthew Stafford Tony Romo Eli Manning Cam Newton Andrew Luck Running Backs: Arian Foster Trent Richardson Adrian Peterson Jamaal Charles Ray Rice Doug Martin CJ Spiller Chris Johnson Marshawn Lynch Stevan Ridley Running Backs: Arian Foster Trent Richardson Adrian Peterson CJ Spiller Doug Martin Jamaal Charles Ray Rice Alfred Morris Frank Gore Bryce Brown Wide Receivers: AJ Green Calvin Johnson…

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