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Eating for the Earth

Eating for the Earth

Nora Miller, A&E Editor

May 10, 2019

Every so often, a new diet comes into the eyes of those in nutrition and health communities. Many people are familiar with vegetarianism, veganism or keto (high protein, low carb) and paleo (all unprocessed food) diets. But what about the planetary health diet? Created by the EAT-Lancet commission gr...

Two years since Mr. HB: inside its spicy demise

Two years since Mr. HB: inside its spicy demise

Lily Coady, Nate Blake, and Myra Morin

May 8, 2019

This month, Merrimack High School will hold its annual Mr. MHS show. The ironic all-boys beauty pageant is a largely attended event at the school and is celebrated by students and teachers alike. “It’s definitely one of the biggest events of the year,” said MHS student Macie Shaw ‘19. “It’...

Joe Biden race entry

Joe Biden race entry

Grace Straka, OpEd Editor

May 8, 2019

With the list of Democratic candidates for the 2020 Presidential Election growing by the day, it came as no surprise when Joe Biden, the former Vice President of the United States, announced his entry to the race on April 25. Biden is the 20th Democratic candidate and is expected to be the front-run...

A new method of education: student-led discussions

A new method of education: student-led discussions

Harry Bates, News Editor

May 3, 2019

With experimental education throughout the United States beginning to thrive, traditional methods regarding teaching future generations have come into question. Our public schooling system, at least in the United States, has virtually remained unchanged from one-room schoolhouses to modern high schoo...

Trash talk

Trash talk

Sydney Speir, Staff Writer

April 15, 2019

Municipal solid waste (MSW) management is a hot topic these days, especially within the growing realm of environmental health and climate change conversations. Current methods of waste management include landfills and incineration, both of which have the potential to harm the environment and human healt...

What’s hot with hot yoga?

What’s hot with hot yoga?

Josie Farwell and Paisley Broadhurst

April 12, 2019

Yoga has been around for many decades, but Bikram Yoga, also known as hot yoga, was introduced to Americans in the 1970s and has taken off ever since. Regular yoga has always been a form of stress-relief and meditation, but hot yoga offers more benefits that can’t be achieved through regular yoga. ...

Why is negativity so…negative?

Why is negativity so…negative?

Katelyn Sova, Staff Writer

April 12, 2019

Negativity plays a big part in our society. Whether it’s complaining to friends over a coffee or ranting to your parents about how difficult your math test was, complaining is a part of everyday life. Because complaining is so common, I wanted to challenge myself to be as positive as possible ...

I had a go with some extra H2O

I had a go with some extra H2O

Kyle Simpson, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019

The average person should drink 64 ounces of water a day or more, depending on activity level. Truth is, I normally don’t drink this much. As a runner, I should be drinking about 75 ounces of water a day. Because of this, I challenged myself to drink more water every day for a week, with the goal o...

Best way to wake up

Best way to wake up

Ian Babcock, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

Getting up in the early morning with bags under your eyes and a long day ahead is hard for almost everyone. For some, a cup of coffee gets them out the door awake and ready to complete their day. But what about the people who don’t like coffee? What strategies do they take advantage of to wake them...

The impact of straws

The impact of straws

Kaleigh Whalen, Staff Writer

April 9, 2019

Recently, there has been a popular movement toward banning the use of plastic straws. Some restaurants have even taken the initiative of not providing straws to customers when they purchase a beverage. Companies such as Starbucks and American Airlines have attempted to reduce the number of straws use...

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