Save your summertime skin

By Elle Fleenor and Riya Bhula

Summer is right around the corner and so is the free time to eat whenever and whatever you want. If the wrong kinds of foods are eaten, your skin may get clogged pores, irritation and more. Eating the proper foods can help you maintain healthy skin.

Water helps keeps skin moisturized, helps blood flow and helps cells take in nutrients and get rid of toxins. It is recommended to drink 8 glasses a day. Water can be found in fruits, vegetables, juice and milk.

Dark chocolate contains high levels of flavonoid (a potent type of antioxidant) that hydrates your skin making it firmer and more supple.

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World Languages Festival brings Spanish and French immersion to SHS

By Rita Nicholson

For one of the first times, students experienced French and Spanish cultures within the hallways of SHS. Last Wednesday, SHS hosted the very first World Languages Festival.

The festival kicked off with a scavenger hunt. The groups consisted of both French and Spanish students and even included students from Austin and Salem.

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Adopt don’t shop

Adoption gives animals a second chance

By Rita Nicholson

Axel loves to chase cars. After all, someone has to protect the humans, right?

Cooper Bailey (10) describes his dog as “a little bit of a doofus” but “very protective.”  His family bought Axel, a mastiff lab mix, for $100.

“We did have two dogs, but one passed away so we got a new puppy for our other dog to have a friend. We weren’t exactly planning on getting a dog, but then [the opportunity to get Axel] came up, and my mom just decided to go for it,” Bailey said.

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Original versions of fairytales

By Rita Nicholson


In the original version, the prince finds Rapunzel in her tower after hearing her singing. One day, the enchantress who originally hid Rapunzel in the tower finds out about the secret relationship and banishes Rapunzel to the desert. When the prince finds out, he jumps from the tower and lands on rose bushes. He’s blinded by the thorns and blindly wanders the forest until he stumbles upon the desert where Rapunzel now lives in banishment. She has also given birth to twins. Rapunzel’s tears upon seeing the prince cure his blindness, and they all live happily after.

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