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Sleep and academic performance

Sleep and academic performance

Michelle Kwon, Writer

January 10, 2018


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On any given day, if asked the question, “Are you tired,” there’s the commonly given curt nod of the head accompanied by a pair of drowsy eyes. As shown in their actions and academic progress, the lack of good quality sleep can seriously disturb a student’s academic performance. Sleep consists...

New Year’s traditions

New Year’s traditions

Ava Childs, Journalism Student

January 10, 2018


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Throughout America, New Years is commonly celebrated with fireworks, kissing at midnight and dropping the ball in Times Square. However, there are other ways the beginning of the New Year is celebrated around the world.   For example, in Australia people prefer to visit their church in order...

Benefits of ADHD medication

Benefits of ADHD medication

Shelby Westfall, Journalism Student

December 21, 2017


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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a chronic condition marked by hyperactivity, impulsivity and a persistent inability to concentrate. Interesting enough, ADHD was not considered a mental disorder in the early 1900’s. Scientist did not have a specific disorder for the symptoms...

History of Kwanzaa

History of Kwanzaa

Shelby Westfall, Journalism Student

December 21, 2017


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Dr. Maulana Karenga, a professor at California State University, created Kwanzaa which is a cultural holiday in 1966 during the civil rights movement. Karenga wanted to honor African heritage while celebrating family, community and culture. Karenga had combined different harvest celebrations from...

A touch of Ireland in Illinois

A touch of Ireland in Illinois

Bridget Baehl, Journalism Student

December 21, 2017


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The Mid American Irish Dance Championship, called the Oireachtas, took place over Thanksgiving weekend at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center.  This feis ,a traditional gaelic word meaning competition, is the qualifier for the national championship as well as the world championship, of Irish...

Mindful meditation

Mindful meditation

Michelle Kwon, Bottom Line Writer

December 15, 2017


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About how much stress does the average high school student go through? According to USA Daily, “27% (of high school students) say that they experience ‘extreme stress’ during the school year, vs. 13% in the summer. And 34% expect stress to increase in the coming year.” This shows that stress...

Stressful, standardized tests

Stressful, standardized tests

Cassidy Shirley, Journalism Student

December 13, 2017


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Standardized testing is inevitable in the competitive world people live in today. Students ranging from elementary school to their last years of high school are forced to take a multitude of standardized tests to determine how “smart” they are. While standardized tests are considered to be a weight o...

Veganism: a better way of life

Veganism: a better way of life

Shelby Westfall, Journalism Student

December 3, 2017


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“Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as possible and practicable, all forms of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose.” Roughly only 2.5 percent of Americans are vegans according to a poll conducted in 2016. For many people, going vegan seems like an absurd idea, ...

Teen beauty standards

Teen beauty standards

Daniel Bahena, Journalism Student

December 3, 2017


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Human history has shown that the teenage standards of beauty are not objective. Societies, civilizations, cultures and periods of time are attributed to being a factor in what some deem “beautiful.” It is important to evaluate factors regarding teenage standards of beauty. In contemporary America,...

SAD

SAD

Ava Childs, Journalism Student

December 3, 2017


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SAD   As daylight savings comes around and the seasons start to change, many people realize that their mood seems to change drastically, and they do not understand why it happens. Unfortunately, SAD is a very possible reason to be blamed for this mood change.   SAD stands for seasonal...

Tips of summer reading

Nicole Campbell, Editor

October 24, 2017


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Every year, students are assigned summer reading.  Some students get one book and annotations, and some get multiple books. Many students complain about the work, saying that it is a waste of time or they simply do not want to spend their summer reading.  However, some sources claim that summer reading...

ACT prep tips

Kajal Patel, Editor of Bottomline

April 20, 2017


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It’s that time of year again when juniors in highschool start stressing out about the ACT. Some students view the ACT as just another standardized test they have to take in order to get into college, and do not take it seriously. Other students think of it as the make it or break it point for their ...

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