Concerns about concussions

Concerns about concussions

Sarah Cortez, Staff Writer

January 29, 2015

Concussions are a growing problem in today’s society. The average high school lineman takes between 1,000 to 1,500 hits to the head each season, some at forces equivalent to or greater than a 25 mile an hour car crash, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of America.

Who has the right to die?

Who has the right to die?

Michael Gottschalk, Staff Writer

November 14, 2014

Should we be able to decide when we die? Do we have the right to die? This topic is now being debated around the nation because of Brittany Maynard, a 29 year old terminal cancer patient who took her own life on November 1st. Maynard became the poster child for the right to die movement, which is for people who are terminally ill and wish to end their suffering on their own accord. By Staff Writer: Michael Gottschalk

Meditation club helps students alleviate stress

Meditation club helps students alleviate stress

Julia Lively, Staff Writer

November 11, 2014

Throughout every high school there are kids who are negatively affected by stress and have a hard time finding a way to cope. Luckily, here at Howell High School there is a new alternative, The Meditation Club. This new club is run by Mr. Jeffrey Talberg and Ms. Meredith Krebs. “I am just excited...

Beat wintertime sickness

Beat wintertime sickness

Kyra Moen, Staff Writer

November 5, 2014

With the winter approaching rapidly, sickness is quick to follow. One cannot completely avoid becoming sick but taking simple precautions can help shorten the duration of your sickness. Wash hands Though this may seem basic, most people don’t wash their hands as often as they should. After using ...

Howell has no reason to fear an Ebola outbreak

Howell has no reason to fear an Ebola outbreak

Michael Gottschalk, Staff Writer

October 25, 2014

After visiting all of the High School’s three offices and questioning multiple 10-12th graders, the existence of the Movie Club has been confirmed. The club meets every Monday from 2:30-4:30 in Mr. Jason Kane’s room 1-19 at the Freshman Campus. There are no requirements to join this club.

Developing adults require more to a meal than they did in kindergarten

Developing adults require more to a meal than they did in kindergarten

Tricia Tucker, Staff Writer

May 22, 2014

I want more milk.  Simple as that.  We teens are young, developing adults who need Vitamin D to allow us to continue growing. In kindergarten, when we are less than 60 pounds, we as students were served a lunch meal along with a half pint carton of milk.  As over a decade goes by, we are served ...

Stop! Beware of food packaging fables

May 20, 2014

By Staff Writer: Eliza Bengala Walking down an aisle in any grocery store, you’ll pass by colorful, creative packages all competing to grab your attention. Packages are decked out in big words exclaiming that the product inside is "Low Fat", "Fat Free", "0g. Trans Fat". And while the packaging ma...

Sunburns: a healthy glow or hidden danger?

May 12, 2014

By Staff Writer: Rachel Brauer While being tan is something most strive for in this era, especially during the summer months and spring break, most ignorantly look the other direction when people warn them of the potential dangers of the sun. Tanning lotion over sunscreen is more harmful to the body t...

How to keep stress healthy

March 31, 2014

By Staff Writer: Eliza Bengala A headache, nausea, fatigue, and a never ending train of worries keep you occupied throughout the day. It’s the beginning of the fourth quarter at Howell High School, and with A.P. exams, scholarship due dates, and the last day of school quickly approaching, many HHS students...

Is Daylight Savings Time affecting your health?

March 25, 2014

By Managing Editor: Amber Carnahan The concept of Daylight Saving Time is a recurring subject throughout the world for about a hundred years. According to, ancient civilizations would practice a similar process by adjusting their daily schedules in line with the sun. Some often get conf...

Understanding migraines, treatments may provide relief

February 25, 2014

By Staff Writer: Marissa VanDaelen Headaches themselves are no fun to deal with but what’s even worse than a headache is a migraine. Migraines are painful, severe headaches that are often accompanied by warning signs. Sensitivity to light, nausea, and throbbing head pain, are all symptoms of a migr...

Point/Counterpoint: Which diet is best?

December 11, 2013

Vegetarians help world become better place By Staff Writer: Tricia Tucker  Vegetarianism has become the most popular diet among the younger generation.  This has many factors but the main reason is because of the cruelty to livestock.  However, people become a vegetarian for a variety of other re...

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