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Community describes the psychology behind fear

Samrina Acharya, Staff Writer

October 31, 2017

Filed under Features

For centuries, feeling  fear was strictly to avoid life threatening situations and ensure the survival of the human species, according to psychologytoday.com. However, as proven by the abundance of horror movie trailers and...

Senior Ahmed Shabbir travels to Kenya to construct glasses for locals

Elianna Oliver, Social Media Editor

October 2, 2017

Filed under Features, Top Stories

In a country populated with about 44 million people, according to unicef.org, nearly 50 percent of Kenyans live below the poverty line. Living below this line generally alludes to life without “health care, education, clean...

Students and staff speak out about the importance of understanding mental disorders

Lauren Urschel, Staff Writer

October 2, 2017

Filed under Features, Top Stories

Mental illness: a term plastered all over social media and discussed extensively in the counselor's office and among teachers. It affects hundreds of thousands of teens —1.8 million to be exact, according to Mental Health Amer...

Community debates adopting versus buying pets

Summer Lyon, Victoria Palmer, and Samrina Acharya

September 11, 2017

Filed under Features

Six and a half million. Abandoned. Neglected. Hoarded. Abused. Mistreated. Six and a half million searching for a second chance. Every year, approximately 6.5 million animals nationwide enter shelters in the U.S. Approximately...

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