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Opinion: COVID is a chance to force economic change

Opinion: COVID is a chance to force economic change

Ask your average American how they're feeling and only 14% will tell you they are very happy, according to a poll conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago. It only takes a few minutes on social media to see abundant self-deprecating and often plainly suicidal...

Opinion: Don’t sleep on taking naps

Opinion: Don’t sleep on taking naps

If you are constantly feeling tired after school, then naps may be a solution. Whether they are 30 minutes or two hours long, there are many benefits to taking naps. Teenagers need about eight to 10 hours of sleep every night to be healthy. Sleep is cumulative and...

A conversation with Dr. Jessica Gold on mental health

A conversation with Dr. Jessica Gold on mental health

Jessica (“Jessi”) Gold, MD, MS, is an Assistant Professor and the Director of Wellness, Engagement, and Outreach in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine. In addition to juggling her role as a professor, she works...

Erika’s Lighthouse shines a light on depression

Erika’s Lighthouse shines a light on depression

The pages of Daniel Pearl Magnet High School junior Sylvana Prieto’s leather journal are covered with messy doodles, notes and illustrations. Journaling is one of the many coping skills that students, including Prieto, learn through the program Erika’s Lighthouse,...

Opinion: Pros and cons of having a dog

Opinion: Pros and cons of having a dog

Dogs are amazing animals to have as a pet; but, having one comes with many benefits and challenges that you should consider before getting one. Getting a dog means that you get a new best friend! They are incredibly loving and affectionate animals. Going home and...

Tips for having a productive school year online

Tips for having a productive school year online

With distance learning, students and staff have to adjust to a new learning environment that has boundless effects, both good and bad. Distance learning allows students to have more free time and learn at their own pace with video lessons. But at the same time, it can...

Opinion: Why masks should be enforced

Opinion: Why masks should be enforced

Since the beginning of COVID-19, society has focused on one pertinent, controversial topic: mask wearing. Despite the usage, the spread of the virus has still not fully subsided. Social distancing is not enough, and masks need to be a critical part of the path towards...