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Senior print edition 2019: vaping, mental health, social media and more

Senior print edition 2019: vaping, mental health, social media and more

Social media and mental health

Social media, it’s something that several people have. Whether it be Snapchat, Instagram or any of the other social media apps out there, it's accurate to say that a lot of us are addicted. However, is social media impacting our lives more than we think it is? According to Statista, over 78% of the U.S population has some type of social media profile, and our generation, Generation Z, uses these ...

Vaping: a high school epidemic

Point: Vaping has blown up and become a habit for millions of people around the world since its first introduction to the market in China fifteen years ago. It is now the most popular form of smoking among teenagers in the United States and use rose by 900% among high school-aged students from 2011-2015 according to Medical News Today. Juul has become a billion-dollar company in only one year. Whil...

Mental health is important, let’s talk about it

Anyone can feel stressed out or worried from time to time. But not everyone understands that this can be an everyday reality with those struggling with a mental illness. Mental health is just as real and important as physical health and should be a topic talked about more openly to help those around us know they aren’t alone. To get the conversation in May’s Mental Health Awareness month started, I ...

I did juice cleanse for a day; here’s how it went

As diet culture and pop culture change and evolve together through the vast world of social media, tons of new trends promoting unsafe and unhealthy eating habits have developed. Whether it be the Instagram famous Flat Tummy Tea, or appetite suppressing lollipops made famous by Kim Kardashian, these new trends seem to be making the body positive movement take one step forward and two steps back. The...

Thinking independently in politics

Here’s a riddle: What is one thing that the Framers of the Constitution did not take into account when writing that precious document and that Thomas Jefferson warned against? The answer: political parties. No, when planning the Constitution, ratified in 1789, the Founding Fathers did not have parties in mind, the Federalist Party starting in 1791 after President George Washington began his f...

A look at high school through the years

What was the typical school day like? What my dad described as a typical school day was very similar to mine. He went to a private high school in Denver, Colorado that was fairly competitive. He tried to take all the challenging classes he could and worked his hardest to succeed in them. However hard these classes were, he had tons of fun in high school. At his school, there were “free hours...

Grades should not define an individual

Located in almost every classroom, whether it is art or physics, there always seems to be that one inspirational poster quoting the words of the famous physicist Albert Einstein: “Everyone is a genius but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.”  Though this might seem like just words on a laminated piece of paper, the meaning ...

Gen Z in the job market

High school students have always had the world at their fingertips. As they have grown up, technology has continued to advance. Now that they can find everything with a click of a button on their phones, how does that affect their interaction with other people? Would this along with the advancement of technology also affect the job market?   Generation Z is the term used for the generation born from 1995 ...

What are colleges looking for?

The pressure put on students today to be involved, get good grades, and maintain a sliver of a social life is insane. They are on from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m., and then it’s time for homework. Most extracurriculars and AP classes aren’t even about pursuing one’s passion anymore. It’s all done in the hopes of standing out on a college application, but what are colleges actually looking for on applica...

019 makes lasting impression

As the class of 2019 gets ready to part ways with Eagan High School, their experience at EHS, what they learned from it, and the impact they have made will never be forgotten. With every end comes a beginning, and as our seniors take off to college, work, military training, and everything in between they have a few words of parting wisdom.    High school is often reminisced as “the be...

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