Alternate Dietary Options: Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Gluten-Free

Alternate Dietary Options: Vegan, Vegetarian, Pescatarian, Gluten-Free

Annika Tamte, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018

It cannot be denied that over the past few years, the presence of veganism and vegetarianism has increased in popular culture. The availability of products that allow people to follow other diet plans has greatly increased as well, which makes it easier and easier to buy plant-based products or other products that support different diets. Why is it that so many people are now following a plant-based or alternative dietary option?

Interest in the Centuries Old Sport of Curling Sweeps Across Minnesota

Interest in the Centuries Old Sport of Curling Sweeps Across Minnesota

Aarya Dev, Staff Writer

December 21, 2018

When winter comes around, most people just want to submerge themselves in blankets and binge watch movies, but, for others, sports are the best part of the chilly season. From Hockey to Nordic Skiing, there is for a sport for everyone. Recently, a new sport has emerged that not many individuals would see as popular: curling.

The Growth of No-Shave November

The Growth of No-Shave November

Aarya Dev, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018

No Shave November has been a growing topic for the past ten years. It is now featured on the news and has even turned into a popular concept on many social media platforms. Throughout the month of November, people refrain from shaving and donate the money they would spend on razors, shaving cream and other products to cancer prevention and awareness efforts. No Shave November is an organization that started almost ten years ago when The Chicagoland Hill family lost their father, Matthew Hill, to colon cancer in 2007. Hill’s eight children helped create the initiative through Facebook in 2009. Since then, the family has started raising money to help fight cancer; they have raised over two million dollars, and it has spread throughout the country.

Crash Course: Balanced Amount of Homework Achieve Better Results

Crash Course: Balanced Amount of Homework Achieve Better Results

Scott Sorenson, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018

Homework is arguably one of the largest stressors for high school students. Ask any one of them, and they’ll tell you so. Studies show that this stress is indeed warranted. It is common for students in Grades 9 through 12 to be assigned as much as 2-3.5 hours of homework a night, with the upper ranges of this number applying to the older students. Through all of the groaning and moaning about this problem, one question remains: Does it actually help?

Minnetonka-Wayzata Lakers

Minnetonka-Wayzata Lakers

Danielle Lohrenz, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018

Many things come to mind when sports are brought up.

The Importance of Taking The Time to Eat A Healthy Breakfast

Sri Pulavarthi, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018

Many students do not eat breakfast in the morning. There are numerous side effects to this decision, including a drop in blood sugar levels. If one does not eat in the morning, glycogen, a form of glucose that stores energy, cannot restore quickly, and insulin levels will not be stabilized. That person will end up feeling even more hungry, irritable, and fatigued. The metabolism will also slow down. When one does not eat food for long periods of time, especially skipping breakfast, the body will try to store as many calories as possible in case of a period of starvation. Hence, the body turns the glucose in the muscles into fuel, wasting them away.

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