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New dispensers offer free menstrual products

New dispensers offer free menstrual products

By Annika Prom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2018


Filed under Featured Stories, Health, News

Menstrual hygiene product (MHP) dispensers returned to MTHS in September after facing an approximately 10-year absence from the school. Administration chose to install the first and second machines in the women’s bathroom located outside of the locker rooms and the one outside of the main gym. Thes...

Wellness Committee grant leads to water refilling stations at MTHS

By Sierra Clark, Graphics Editor

May 5, 2016


Filed under Education, Health, School News

The Edmonds School District's (ESD) Wellness Committee recently received a total of $132,600 from the Next Generation Initiative through the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s (OSPI) Healthy Kids-Healthy Schools grant. ESD received the grant to install a water bottle filling station...

Abstinence-only education is not the only education

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor

March 7, 2016


Filed under Health, Op/Ed

Across the nation, teachers are falling back on their abstinence-exclusive sex education and advising students to simply not have sex rather than teaching them how to have sex safely, such as using a condom or other forms of protection. According to a survey of 4,000 7th- to 12th-grade teachers, ab...

Sally Edwards returns to MTHS, shares to students why technology is necessary in P.E. classes

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor

February 27, 2016


Filed under Education, Health, News, School News

On Friday, February 26, Heart Zones USA spokesperson Sally Edwards spoke to P.E. teacher Susan Lahti’s sixth period class for the second time about why the new Smart Sensor is vital to have in P.E. classes. She explained that P.E. class is not recess and should not be treated as such. In order for ...

Bringing awareness to people with food allergies

By Netania Rivera, Hawkeye staff

January 8, 2016


Filed under Health, Op/Ed

The next time you walk into a bakery or grocery store, challenge yourself. Flip the tables, scrounge the candy aisles and bakery counters until you find one item that is completely safe for those with food allergies. I’ll give you a hint: it’s not easy. According to FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), ...

Review: Burger Lounge, San Diego, Calif.

By Olivia Driscoll

April 11, 2014


Filed under Health

If you’re looking for a healthy and fresh meal, Burger Lounge in San Diego is the place to go. The employees and decorations provide a friendly, modern atmosphere to dine in. There are several locations in the area that all offer burgers made with grass fed beef and organic toppings. Along wi...

Dangerous dieting, don’t cross the line

By Isaac Otis and Emily Anderson

February 25, 2014


Filed under Health

There is a difference between eating disorders and healthy dieting, but the line between the two can sometimes get blurred. Keep in mind that dieting does not mean eating disorder and not all eating disorders mean losing extreme amounts of weight. The causes of eating disorders vary from past experiences...

Practical tips and DIY remedies for acne

Practical tips and DIY remedies for acne

By Olivia Driscoll

October 23, 2013


Filed under Health

Let's face it, acne affects us all. PRACTICAL TIPS Let’s admit it, we all struggle with acne at times. Everyone deals with breakouts differently, but to treat them correctly and effectively, it’s best to know what causes acne and what type of skin and acne you have. Acne is caused when hair follicles clog with dirt or oil. Different types of skin can effect the se...

Make sure you’re ready for flu season

Make sure you’re ready for flu season

By Bryson Bruno

October 8, 2013


Filed under Featured Stories, Health

Have you ever woken up one day with a fever, cough, or stuffy nose? What about feeling very tired with body aches and just wanting to sit down all day and to not do anything? Then you might have the flu: an influenza virus that infects the repertory tract. The flu causes a runny nose, sore throat...

Hot tools can create a hot mess

Hot tools can create a hot mess

By Maria Balcita, Social Media Manager

September 16, 2013


Filed under Health

Many girls never seem to be happy with the type of hair they have. Those who have curly hair want straight hair and vise versa. We are able to achieve different hairstyles with heat tools. Unfortunately, heat tools can’t be used without damaging hair. From curly to straight, wavy or straight, there...

Frozen yogurt: a better option or not?

Frozen yogurt: a better option or not?

By Robin Choi, Advertising Manager

May 17, 2013


Filed under Health

Frozen yogurt shops are sweeping the nation, replacing ice cream parlors that have been around for centuries. A major reason for the higher demand of frozen yogurt is the reputation of being a healthier option compared to ice cream, the popular counterpart. The majority of customers in the frozen...

Sex: is everyone really doing it?

Sex: is everyone really doing it?

By Olivia Driscoll

May 16, 2013


Filed under Health

Some high school students have sex and some don’t. We are taught from a very young age how sex works, how fast conception can take place and all the risks that go along with it. Something that hasn’t been taught is when the right time to have sex is. It’s often preached to wait until marriage,...

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