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Summer is time to train for fall sports

May 21, 2009
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Isabelle Pinard Reporter For most students summer marks a rest from academics, but for athletes it’s time to get back into the game and tune it up for next season. “Summer sports are important for athletes to stay in shape, and prepare them for the up coming season” said athletic director...

Expensive sports beverages increase flavor, not energy

May 21, 2009
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Caroline Hearst Reporter Sports drink manufacturers market their products as better alternatives to water, but they may impact your wallet more than your health. “It is better to have free water, and food, juice or smoothies made from whole foods, than to have the ‘designer’ drinks,” said Eri...

‘Healthy’ tans can prove dangerous

‘Healthy’ tans can prove dangerous

May 21, 2009
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Anjali Shrestha Reporter With the summertime frenzy for the perfect sun-kissed glow approaching, there is a fine line between a light tan boasting a return from a sunny spot and an orange faux-tan or peeling sunburn. Teens often overlook the dangerous effect of those fashionable summer tans...

Three elements make a champion

Three elements make a champion

May 21, 2009
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Sophie Gilchrist Sports Editor Determination, practice and desire are the necessary elements for a champion. These qualities are evident in all sorts of champions from Michael Jordan to Mia Hamm. Those three traits were most recently evident in the May 8 playoff game when the Los Angeles Lakers ...

High heels can lead to more than sore feet

April 3, 2009
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Anjali Shrestha Reporter Walking into the shoe section of Bloomingdale’s and spying racks of new high heels, sophomore Charlotte Coover selects a black satin pair of pumps with a small bow at the toe and a 3-inch heel. They feel comfortable for the few minutes when she tries them on, but weeks la...

Excessive vitamin intake can lead to serious illness, death

April 3, 2009
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Emma Herlihy Reporter Like many health conscious Californians, sophomore Nora Wilkinson takes an array of vitamins every day, but mixing them in the wrong combination or with prescription drugs can cause illness or even death. “I take a multivitamin, stinging nettle, fruit and vitamin suppleme...

Sports mix politics and entertainment

Sports mix politics and entertainment

April 3, 2009
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Sophie Gilchrist Sports Editor Sports are recreational games that should be an escape from political and social issues, not used as a pawn in diplomatic battles. Politics, however, conflicted with sports this February during Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships when Israeli player Shahar Pe’er was ...

Soccer team captains reach dream

Soccer team captains reach dream

April 3, 2009
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Sophie Gilchrist Sports Editor Seniors Michaela Figari and Gabby Tringali have achieved their goal of becoming varsity captains, a goal each say she dreamed of since freshman year try-outs. “When I first tried out for the soccer team, I remember the captains leading the stretches, always being first in line and just being...

Applying sunscreen during cold weather protects skin

February 6, 2009
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Susie Lee Reporter Ultraviolet (UV) rays have grown stronger over the past few decades, and applying sun protection products regularly is necessary to prevent skin damage, even in winter. “Sunscreen is a necessary evil,” said AP Environmental Science teacher Marisa Kendall. “When I was a ...

‘White Rabbit’ may cause illness, death

February 6, 2009
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Isabelle Pinard Reporter ''The Lunar New Year is celebrated with fireworks, traditional dances, and plenty of food, but this year the most popular sweets will be banned from the United Sates because of health concerns. White Rabbit candy, which has been exported to Chinatowns around the world si...

Steroids issue: Cheating or technological advancement

September 19, 2008
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Sophie Gilchrist Sports Editor After all the scandal and controversy over the baseball players taking anabolic (muscle building) steroids, it is time this issue is addressed — not in the negative “cheating” tone that the country has taken, but as technilogical opinion. World records have bee...

Senior Caroline Rosetti heads off to Cal

September 19, 2008
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Anjali Shrestha Reporter Caroline Rosetti tore a ligament playing soccer in the eighth grade, which although it ended her season, it helped her discover crew. “That summer I was doing a rowing camp and I really liked it,” said Rosetti. "Crew is better for me because it puts less imp...

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