Monthly Archive: February 2016

Feb 27

How does caffeine affect students? 

by Kaylee Fabini Caffeine is found in coffee, tea, energy drinks, soda, energy bars,  chocolate and many other things. It is very popular for students to use as a  study aid. The consumption of caffeine has both positive and negative  effects. One of the positive effects is that it increases alertness. It allows  students to stay focused as they study. Caffeine works in your brain by  blocking a chemical called adenosine.That means that the intake of it  increases a feeling of mental alertness. As a result, the intake of caffeine  can temporarily boost your study skills as a student. A negative effect is that it causes irregular sleeping patterns. Using  caffeine as a study aid, especially in the afternoon or evening, can lead to  harmful effects on your sleep cycle. Taking caffeine before bed can make it  almost impossible to fall asleep for a certain amount of time. To avoid  irregular sleep hours from caffeine, you can stop using caffeine even if it is  for a study aid. You also shouldn’t have caffeine four to six hours before  going to bed. The reason why there might be negative effects as you take  caffeine is because you might be consuming too much of it. Consuming too  much caffeine has negative effects such as  anxiety, restlessness, stomach cramps, upset stomach, headache,  dehydration, irritability, and racing heart. These effects can prevent you  from staying on task at school. In my opinion, caffeine seems bad for you. Because you have  irregular sleep patterns, don’t feel good, and many other things. Even  though caffeine can be used as a study aide, it isn’t good for you.

Feb 22

How Does After School Activities Affect Your Education?

What impact does after school activities have on our education? We believe that after school activities can boost your confidence, help with your social interactions, and improve your concentration. In addition, we also think that after school activities help students find friends and encourage them to do what they enjoy. What are some positive effects …

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Feb 04

“El Chapo’s” Many Escapes

Written by David Smith-Tomassoni, Katie Love, and Jillian Myers   Joaquin Guzman, otherwise known as “El Chapo” has escaped imprisonment twice, according to CBS News. The Mexican drug-lord made his first escape in 2001 through a laundry cart, and his second escape has encouraged increased security measures. El Chapo’s last escape was through a tunnel …

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Feb 04

Super Bowl 50

Editorial by Angelina,David,and Ethan It’s the final stretch to Super Bowl 50. Less than a week until it takes place in Santa Clara, California at the 49ers stadium. These teams will go head to head in the Super Bowl to become Champions. Who will win, Panthers or Broncos? It’s hard to say. The Panthers at 15­-1 and …

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Feb 04

Microsoft’s Ground Breaking New VR Headset

Editorial by Rachel Entrekin and Seth Ciancio Microsoft recently announced “Hololens” A virtual reality headset unlike any other. This headset uses small projectors to add anything into the user’s space. They look like holograms, hence the name. This headset can be used to transport you into a different world. This video is a working demo, …

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Feb 01

Life-Saving Inventions

by Jace Schirmacher and Matheu Nolte There are many inventions in the world, but some of the most important are the ones that save lives. The Ambulance Drone The ambulance drone is a drone created by a Dutch engineer to create life-saving support in a matter of seconds. The drone is equipped with a webcam …

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Feb 01

How Does Gaming Affect Students?

Editorial by Kaylee Fabini, Echo Graham, Justyce Eades There are many ways that video games can affect students. It can affect their learning and behavior. One example is that if the student plays a violent video game he/she can become more aggressive. Another example is that they can become obese by spending lots of time …

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Feb 01

Emotional support Animals

Editorial by Alexandra Costello Animals are everywhere in your daily life. But have you ever thought about how these animals can impact other people’s lives more than your own? Some animals aren’t just pets, they help their owners in more ways than one. Emotional support animals are there for companionship, not commands. Emotional support animals, …

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