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Teens glorify eating disorders

Teens glorify eating disorders

Paige Sanders, Photography Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2019

It is often mistaken that eating disorders result from choice of lifestyle. Eating disorders are classified as an illness rather than a choice. Disordered eating is highly associated with teenagers as teens may suffer from a related illness in high school. "It's really a tricky subject to bring up to...

Today’s generation deals with increased anxiety

Today’s generation deals with increased anxiety

Tessa Rosa, Online Editor-In-Chief

May 12, 2016

 The future is now. In a culture that is so focused on preparing for future opportunities, parents are forcing their children’s plans to become more career centric. This is adding more stress to a student’s life to perform well in academics, this stress often leads to anxiety. Anxiety is becoming a...

Break the silence, talk about ‘crazy’

Break the silence, talk about ‘crazy’

Tessa Rosa, Online Editor-In-Chief

February 11, 2016

Shh, don’t talk about it. This is a common phrase that comes into play when mental illness is brought up. People do not like to talk about the subject, it is often reacted to like it is taboo. Mental illness is a serious disease, but most people do not understand it. Mental illnesses are medica...

Mental health among teens, an exploration

Mental health among teens, an exploration

Brian Jaap, Layout Editor

February 10, 2016

Mental illness is an extremely touchy subject that many prefer not to talk about.  There are many factors that contribute to mental illness, especially in high school students. According to nami.org, as children approach their teenage years, one in five 13-18 year olds have, or will have, a serious mental illness and fifty percent ...

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