How can sleep deprivation be dangerous to teens?

by Marissa Chao       Sleep deprivation has been declared a “public health epidemic,” by CDC, especially in teens. Sleep is a time for our bodies and minds to replenish and rest. While staying up late once in a while is fine, teens like to make it a recurring pattern in their daily habits. A…

American Female Astronaut Lands Back on Earth after Months in Space

by Rebecca Kapiloff       “I was able to become an astronaut because no one told me I couldn’t.” This is what astronaut Christina Koch said before making her descent to earth and landing on the snow-covered Kazakh steppe, Kazakhstan at 09:12 GMT. The 41 year old female survived 328 days in space along with…

Melodies for the Mind

by Meera Mathew     We all listen to music; in fact, the average American listens to about 25 hours of music a week. The phrase “Music is good for the soul” is a saying we’ve all heard, but did you know that it is also good for your health?  Many studies show positive effects of…

Punxsutawney Phil Observes No Shadow and Predicts an Early Spring

by Kimberly Bowman       Every February 2nd since 1886, Punxsutawney Phil, a groundhog living in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, predicted whether there would be six more weeks of winter or an early spring depending on if he saw his shadow or not. According to legend, if the groundhog sees his shadow, there are six weeks of…

New Virus Outbreak Has Infected Thousands of People

by Ori Shacham    A new disease believed to originate from bats and other animals has spread to tens of thousands and killed nearly 500 people in China, and is quickly spreading to nearby countries. Late last year, food markets in Wuhan, China were illegally selling wildlife, and experts believe this is how the coronavirus…

Kansas City Chiefs Break the 49ers Hearts in Super Bowl LIV

by Anna Fazioli    Super Bowl LIV erupted last Sunday in Hard Rock Stadium, Miami. Going into the game, the Kansas City Chiefs were favored over the San Francisco 49ers, but San Francisco fans remained hopeful. The game started with a coin flip, which the 49ers won. They pulled an early lead with a 38-yard…

Helicopter Crash Takes the Life of Kobe Bryant and Eight Others

by Devansh Malik     Last Sunday, January 26 at 9:47 A.M., Kobe Bryant and eight others, including his daughter Gianna, died in a fiery helicopter crash in Calabasas, California.  Kobe Bryant (41), Gianna Bryant (13), John Altobelli (56), Kerry Altobelli (46), Alyssa Altobelli (13), Christina Mauser (38), Ara Zobayan (50), Sarah Chester (45), and Payton…