Skip to content

Category: Health and Wellness

COVID-19

What is Contact Tracing?

Over the past few weeks the news has been full of reports about contact tracing, a medical technique intended to limit the spread of COVID-19. This new technique, coupled with new technology, promises to stop the outbreak and maybe even get us out of lockdown sooner. Despite all of its benefits, contact tracing also opens the door for authoritarian tracking […]

Featured Article

7 Ways to Keep You and Others Safe

Written by Eleanor Martin Over these past few weeks, our lives have changed quite drastically. We’ve gone from stressing about tests, going to school, and hanging out with friends to being locked in our houses for weeks. While we all are staying up late, sleeping in, and watching television; we also have to keep in mind that we ARE in […]

Editorials

Your Computer can Help Fight the Coronavirus

Watching the news during the last few weeks you have probably heard a lot about COVID-19, the newest form of  Coronavirus. The disease has been spreading across the world at an alarming pace which is concerning to many. One of the worst parts has been feeling that there is nothing you, personally, can do. We all know the advice we […]

Health and Wellness

Everything you need to know about Coronavirus

Before we get into the specifics of the current coronavirus outbreak, let me assure you that despite what the media leads you to believe, you are probably not going to die of the coronavirus. As of February 2, 2020 only 11 people in America have tested positive for coronavirus. On the off chance that you contract the coronavirus, with modern […]

Featured Article

Be Nice: What is it and why do Be Nice events matter?

              Be Nice. is a four-step action plan that invites people to Notice, Invite, Challenge, and Empower individuals who may be experiencing changes in mental health. It is undeniable that there is a stigma against mental health and Be Nice hopes to challenge that stigma to ensure that more people are granted access to the resources and help they need. […]

Health and Wellness

How to deal with test anxiety

As finals loom up ahead, many students are becoming anxious over their final grades. The usual anxiety within students can be detrimental to their success but it can actually benefit them as well. A little anxiety before a test is totally normal, but when these thoughts creep up during and before the test; it can be very difficult to cope […]

Health and Wellness

Wellness Introduction

The wellness section addresses rising health news, ongoing wellness and health topics, how to lead healthier lives, health research, and all things medical. It is a great section for anybody who is interested in learning about various medical advancements in society as well as how they can live a better life.

Health and Wellness

Greenery’s Mood Manipulation

Have you ever gone outside and immediately felt better? Has going outside and spending some time in nature ever made you feel less stressed or anxious? The answer is probably going to be yes. It’s no coincidence that you going outside ultimately made you feel more peaceful and less anxious. Ecotherpahy is a field that deals with emergence with nature […]

Health and Wellness

What can mindfulness mean to a high school student?

           Mindfulness is straightforward. It is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. This is a concept that often feels unfamiliar to us, but it is not a special added thing we do. It is something that everyone […]

Health and Wellness

Everything you need to know about EEE

Image courtesy of ABC Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) has been making its rounds in Michigan this year with a record number of cases. This year alone there have been more cases than Michigan has seen in the last decade. EEE is a virus that is only transmitted when a person or animal is bitten by an infected mosquito. The virus […]

Health and Wellness

Mental States in the Fight for a Longer Life

We all want to live as long as we possibly can. We want to experience the full wonders and joys of this world. We want to go on vacation to the most pristine and elegant places on this planet. We want to be able to experience new foods, cultures, and lifestyles. However, we will never be able to fully experience […]

Health and Wellness

Nutrition and Physical Activity

Food, an essential element to our living, is consumed regularly by people in at least three different parts of the day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Because of its consistent use, it is highly important that we know how to properly manage its consumption. Food can either bring an advantage or disadvantage to the human body. Therefore, it is also important […]

Health and Wellness

Dangers of Addiction: Marijuana

Marijuana, also known as cannabis, is psychoactive drug from the cannabis plant. It is sometimes used for medical purposes but other times its used for “fun”. Cannabis can be used in different ways: vaping, smoking, or even within food, providing many physical and mental effects on the body through its use. It is very popular in today’s age; in 2013, […]

Health and Wellness

The Concoction of Social Media Usage

Since the dawn of the technological revolution, in the 1950’s, up until the 21st century, technology and digital processes have dominated modern society. The spur of different technology companies, such as Microsoft and Google, seemed too good to be true. Up until this day, these two companies have been dominating the digital world. With the continuous avalanche of technology and […]