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Rise in Youth Suicides as Suicide Prevention Month Comes to an End

School social worker Essie Giraud in her office. Giraud can be found during school hours Monday-Friday in room 113. “One of the things we emphasize is that if a student is experiencing any type of mental health issue, there is support here on campus that they can go and find,

Sarah Ellis

October 5, 2020

Since the start of COVID-19 quarantining in March, the National Alliance on Mental Illness Help Line has seen an increase of 65 percent in calls and emails. Suicide rates also spiked during the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, and in 2003 in Hong Kong during the SARS epidemic. There’s a clear pattern her...

Presidential Debate Overview

Presidential Debate Overview

Sarah Ellis

October 2, 2020

Interruptions, false claims, emotionally charged jabs at the other candidate — these are all typical of a presidential debate. However, the debate on Sep. 29 seemed to exacerbate these conditions. As much as moderator Chris Wallace tried, he could not reign in the conversation between former vice presid...

Foaming Hand Sanitizer Poses Health Concerns

Simple Hygiene Foaming Hand Sanitizer is district-supplied and may have health risks.

Kaylee Robinson

September 21, 2020

On the walk into and out of class, students make a split-second decision: to squirt on some hand sanitizer from a big white bottle reading “Simple Hygiene Foaming Hand Sanitizer” or to skip it. Recently there have been some health concerns popping up in the school district regarding this germ-killin...

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