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You Don’t Need to Go Vegan to Save the World

A month has already passed since the U.N. announced that we have 12 years left to prevent climate change catastrophes around the world. If we don’t start acting now, countries will be under water, and heat and poverty as well as everything that comes with these will be prevalent in our lifetime. As many of you might have heard by now, everyone going vegan could make a massive impact in reducing greenhouse gases and saving


Teens Are Chronically Stressed and Sleep Deprived

Wake up at 6 AM. Drive to school. Spend 8 hours in tough classes. Go to after school activities for 3 hours. Come home. Shower, eat, spend time with your family. Do homework and study. Get some sleep. Repeat. The daily routine of the conventional high school student consists of a jam-packed schedule that can be highly stressful and take up time that should be spent sleeping. According to The Journal of Adolescent Health, a


How Marijuana Legalization Could be a Huge Public Health Success

Marijuana is much safer to use than alcohol. It may seem hard to believe, but the statistics speak for themselves: According to the CDC, alcohol-related deaths account for roughly 88,000 deaths in the U.S. per year. Total, that’s around 2.5 billion years of potential life lost, and a total economic cost of 223.5 billion dollars per year. Excessive drinking accounts for 1 in 10 deaths of working-age adults, and it remains fourth on the list


Locks Of Love: 1 Cut, 2 Fresh Starts

With the new year here, you or someone you know may be thinking of making a change in hairstyle. If you’re looking to take off a decent amount, you may be able to donate it at your salon or barbershop. One of the biggest foundations that you can donate to is Locks Of Love. Locks of Love is a non-religious, non-political, public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially-disadvantaged children in the United States and


Opinion: Yoga Should Be a Part of the School Curriculum

Yoga has somewhat of a bad reputation. Associated with tree hugging hippies, many people write off the idea of yoga as it seems difficult and, quite frankly, not worth the effort. I, however, take a different view. I think that yoga should be a part of the curriculum in PE or sports lessons. The physical benefits of yoga have been researched into for years and include increased flexibility, building muscle strength, increasing blood flow, dropping


America’s Drug Epidemic Ends More Lives Than Cars, Guns and Breast Cancer

It’s no surprise that America has been struggling with the rapid growth rate of drug abuse and fatal overdoses throughout the course of many years. The popularity of opioid abuse has made buying and selling drugs more accessible throughout the country. From 2015, the rise in opioid usage has caused a drastic incline to fatal overdoses. Drugs that fall under the category of opioids includes heroine, morphine, methadone, Buprenorphine, hydrocodone and oxycodone.   Statistics has shown


Dengvaxia Scare: Prioritize Children’s Welfare

While government officials point fingers and shift the blame for the dengue vaccine failure, tens of thousands of innocent children who were treated like lab rats are facing a lifetime risk of contracting severe dengue due to some authorities’ sheer recklessness and complete oversight. Over 860,000 Filipinos across the National Capital Region, Region IV – CALABARZON and Central Luzon have been administered the first-ever dengue vaccine called Dengvaxia since 2016, and according to the Department


We Can Now Create Lethal Viruses Legally

Scientists have been granted to create life-threatening viruses, so they can be better prepared for future pandemics, but is that ethical and rewarding enough to take on the risk of what may happen after the alteration of diseases?

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