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Today’s teens are mentally struggling and we need to fix it

Today’s teens are mentally struggling and we need to fix it

Miranda Cole, Photo Editor

December 3, 2019

It’s no secret that in today’s society many teens suffer from mental health issues, in fact according to the Polaris Teen Center, 1 of every 5 teens between the ages of 12 and 18 suffer from a mental health issue.  With these issues being so common, we have many global resources, such as suicide hot...

Governor attempts to prevent teen addiction to nicotine

Governor attempts to prevent teen addiction to nicotine

Ourania Alexopoulos, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

The first documented electronic cigarette dates all the way back to the 1930’s when a man named Joseph Robinson decided to take on the challenge of inventing one. Although the prototype wasn’t manufactured then and there, that did not stop e-cigarettes from being created.  Fast forward almost 90 years later and the a...

The Rising Epidemic: Vapes and E-Cigarettes are claiming more victims by the day

The Rising Epidemic: Vapes and E-Cigarettes are claiming more victims by the day

Maya Crawford, Student Update Team

October 22, 2019

Vaping has become a norm among students since the first increased interest in 2017. Kids will skip class and leave the bathroom smelling like fruit, and despite Michigan’s recent ban from the buying and selling of vapes and e-cigs, some students have kept it up by buying vapes that are designed to ...

Diving into a Healthy Lifestyle: The Benefits of Swim

Diving into a Healthy Lifestyle: The Benefits of Swim

Justin Timmerman

February 15, 2019

Swim team members work unbelievably hard with daily morning practices from 6 to 7 A.M, and then again, after school  from 2:45 to 5:15 P.M. Then over winter break, men swimmers have 3 hour practices with 2 hours in the pool and one hour in the weight room, and women swimmers have this same routine i...

More Than Just Looking Good: People Should Exercise

More Than Just Looking Good: People Should Exercise

Olivia Ely

February 5, 2019

With the new year upon us, many people like to make unrealistic goals pertaining to fitness. This could be losing 30 pounds in a month or working out every single day. I have somewhat held myself up to these harsh and far-fetched goals. Having done this before, I can tell you that it’s not healthy ...

Coffee Can Contribute to Student Stress

Coffee Can Contribute to Student Stress

Cas Terrian

November 15, 2018

Chances are that you drink coffee at least occasionally, and you may not be aware that there are negative side effects. I started out drinking a cup everyday. I was hyper-focused and burning through classwork within minutes. Coffee was my ride or die. Soon it wasn’t enough. Quite rapidly I needed...

Teens Use Nicotine Without Knowing the Harmful Effects

Teens Use Nicotine Without Knowing the Harmful Effects

Kailynne Besser

October 24, 2018

Walking into the bathroom and smelling a fruity mango scent as a group of kids rush to the door to see if a security guard is at the door is a common occurrence at Loy Norrix. When students see it’s just another student, they all go back to hitting their Juul or Suorin Drop/Air. The neverending patt...

Young Ones Should be Encouraged to be Healthy

Young Ones Should be Encouraged to be Healthy

June 13, 2018

By Finn Brent When I go to visit my mother’s side of the family in Wales, a small country near England within the United Kingdom, I never fail to meet someone who finds out I’m American and always references America’s problems with obesity. I personally find this annoying as that should not defi...

ADHD: To Add More Adderall or to Reduce the Ritalin

ADHD: To Add More Adderall or to Reduce the Ritalin

Raili Nelson

February 15, 2018

The slight buzz of the rectangular fluorescent lights echoed, a soundtrack to the mix of beige and gray colors found throughout the office. I sit on the modest chair waiting for my mother to bring me the medication I forgot to take. I suffer from ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, a...

The Right is not Right if not Taught, Students Deserve to Know About Their Choices

The Right is not Right if not Taught, Students Deserve to Know About Their Choices

Julia Perry

December 16, 2017

One in every five women are sexually assaulted according to The Center Of Disease Control. However, only 12 percent of assaults are reported to the authorities. Women are solidified in this society as weak and vulnerable, and now people forget who women are and how hard they've worked to be respected and to be ac...

Students Share Their Experience With EFE and EFA

Christian Baker

January 19, 2017

    Seniors Alex Wallace, Da 'Jzon Hughes and sophomore Joseph Welch explain the benefits of their EFA and EFA classes. Loy Norrix students can apply to these programs through their guidance counselor. Information about these programs can be found in the KPS Bulletin of Courses....

Cowspiracy: Helping the Environment and our Diets

Cowspiracy: Helping the Environment and our Diets

maileenbugnaski

November 12, 2016

What would you do to help save the planet? It’s a question many people would answer with solutions such as recycling or conservative water usage - but would you be willing to completely alter your diet in hopes of repairing damage done to our environment? In the 2014 documentary “Cowspiracy: The Sust...

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