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In light of World Health Day on April 7, changes in diet lead to improved mental, physical health amongst students

Junior Melissa Su divides her lunch into individual boxes to make it easier to bring in the morning. Su said she started focusing on having a more balanced diet last month.

Uma Kandallu

March 20, 2020

Junior Melissa Su typically starts off her day by eating a breakfast with eggs. She then prepares a lunch centered around vegetables and ends the day by eating a protein-focused dinner.  Su said she follows a diet in which she doesn’t eat processed foods Mondays through Fridays but eats how she wa...

As Thanksgiving approaches, students plan Friendsgiving celebration, ponder new trend

As Thanksgiving approaches, students plan Friendsgiving celebration, ponder new trend

Sophia Hawkins

November 28, 2019

For many people around the country, Thanksgiving is when they gather with their families to share a meal and say thanks for all that they have, in accordance with the feast of the pilgrims and their Native American friends back in the early 17th century. However, the story that we tell, not only of...

In light of recent Fair Oaks incident, students, dietitian explain experience with, reasoning behind vegan lifestyles

In light of recent Fair Oaks incident, students, dietitian explain experience with, reasoning behind vegan lifestyles

Grace Xu

August 13, 2019

The day after Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the winter of 2018, junior Carmen Broadnax suddenly decided to never eat meat again. And not just meat, either. She’d chosen to cut out all animal-related foods from her diet, including dairy, seafood and egg. In other words, she’d simply decided to beco...

Got Organic? Despite the rise in food-buying consciousness in the 21st century, some obstacles make that lifestyle difficult

Senior Kyra Krall (right) and her sister, sophomore Olivia Krall (left), carry a carton from Green Bean Delivery. Green Bean Delivery is an organic food delivery servcie that provides fresh fruits and vegetables. Krall said her family receives organic food from this delivery service each Wednesday.

Lin-Lin Mo, Feature Reporter

May 18, 2017

According to senior Kyra Krall, her family often orders plentiful organic produce, ranging from Indiana pasture-raised eggs to organic lacinato kale from Green Bean Delivery, a company that makes local, sustainably-grown groceries easily accessible to Midwestern families. Supporting small local farms f...

Plant-based dairy and protein products increase in popularity

Plant-based dairy and protein products increase in popularity

News

October 10, 2014

From people jumping on the kale train to the quinoa bandwagon, health trends have never been so appealing. This new movement has become prevalent with people switching over to plant-based products from their typical dairy and protein sources. According to an article from The Washington Post, approximat...

Friends, not food. The effects of animal product production are vast and horrifying.

Friends, not food. The effects of animal  product production are vast and horrifying.

perspectives

April 26, 2013

From Feb. 13 to March 24, I did not consume any meat, dairy, eggs, butter, gelatin, whey or honey. After deciding to try going vegan for 40 days, I embarked on this venture with my heart full of love for all of the animals I’d be saving and my pantry full of soybeans, vegetable soups and lots of pean...