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Establishment of CBD month acknowledges rise in popularity of CBD oil, various uses

Establishment of CBD month acknowledges rise in popularity of CBD oil, various uses

Uma Kandallu

January 23, 2020

Sophomore Manasa Kesa said she first learned about cannabidiol (CBD) and its potential uses when her parents opened their weight loss store and began selling the product. Now, Manasa said she primarily uses CBD to enhance her concentration while studying. “I have problems with focusing and energy, and my pa...

In light of growing popularity of self-care, students, counselor evaluate proposed benefits, shortcomings of trends

In light of growing popularity of self-care, students,  counselor evaluate proposed benefits, shortcomings of trends

Michelle Lu

December 12, 2019

Glossy Twitter threads. Instagram accounts boasting skincare products. Podcasts sharing stress relievers. Vlogs recording daily routines. These are all facets of the “self-care” movement that has taken the country by storm in recent years. These actions lead to the same question: “How do you pr...

Students should take a break from constant external stimuli

Students should take a break from constant external stimuli

Grace Xu

December 12, 2019

One Saturday in November, I took it upon myself to attempt a five-hour dopamine fast. (Including sleep, it ended up being a full twelve hours.) I had found out about the self-care trend through the internet, as one does, even though a major component of dopamine fasting is going unplugged. In fact, th...

A New Addition to New Edition: New student enters CHS choir program; choir students contemplate ways to reduce stress with school, extracurriculars

A New Addition to New Edition: New student enters CHS choir program; choir students contemplate ways to reduce stress with school, extracurriculars

February 22, 2019

As the third quarter rolls on, most students here only adapt to a new grading period, but some, like sophomore Ian Wang, must adjust to a new school as well. For Wang, who transferred from North Central, the adjustment has been particularly acute as he has also joined New Edition, a CHS show choir. ...

Your Classes, Your Choices: CHS students should choose courses based on interests rather than outside pressures.

Your Classes, Your Choices: CHS students should choose courses based on interests rather than outside pressures.

Raiha Zainab

April 20, 2018

It's now that time of year when everyone starts preparing for the year ahead, whether that means preparing for your final days at this school or just a well-needed summer break. It is also that time of year when everyone finalizes their class schedules, making sure that you’re happy with what you’re taking.

Dear Stressed Students

Dear Stressed Students

Mary Salzmann, Section Editor

May 18, 2017

The word stress comes up a lot, and for a lot of students here, it never seems to stop. Over the past four years, I think it’s safe to say we’ve all experienced a lot of stress. The most important thing I learned (and am still learning) is a person’s mindset about the stressful situations can m...

CHS student discusses the causes of depression and how to deal with them

CHS student discusses the causes of depression and how to deal with them

Cory Steele, 15 Minutes of Fame Editor

September 28, 2016

Junior Amelia Harrison has depression. She was diagnosed in the seventh grade, but she said the signs began to manifest themselves at the beginning of her fifth grade year. Since her diagnosis, she has found many misconceptions about the disease exist, and in general, the subject is somewhat taboo. ...

Knitting can help students with anxiety and depression, relieve stress

Knitting can help students with anxiety and depression, relieve stress

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April 24, 2014

When she was 8 years old, senior Emma LaPlante learned how to knit at her aunt’s wedding shower. Since then, she said she has carried that skill with her and knits to make presents for others and primarily to ease stress.  “It’s a really good way to relax. Your mind isn’t really on (knitting) becau...

CHS students share their experiences with the shock of stress at the state fair incident

CHS students share their experiences with the shock of stress at the state fair incident

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September 14, 2011

He remembers the flashing lights of the emergency vehicles. He remembers the chaos. But most of all, he remembers the faces of the injured–so helpless and desperate for someone to come. Junior Samuel “Sam” DiCarlo left his shift at the 4H Exhibit Hall on Aug. 13 in the hopes of attending the...

New study: Swearing may actually increase stress

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September 14, 2011

Despite the results, psychology teacher says the study may be far-fetched Think swearing makes you feel better? Think again. A recent study published this year by psychologists from Bristol University claims that swearing actually stresses out people more than if they did not. According to the study...