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A good breakfast can lead to productive day

By ALLISON STRAUS URSULINE HIGH SCHOOL, 16 For as long as I can remember, my mom has kept an eye on my nutrition. She has taught me that breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it gives you the energy you need to focus throughout the day, it helps you lose weight and it helps you start your day off on the right foot. Breakfast also has other beneficial factors, such as improving concentration and increasing nutrition.… Read More »

Teens at risk for early hearing loss

By NATALIE ANDREWS URSULINE HIGH SCHOOL, 16, JUNIOR There are many noises around us. From concerts to football games, and everything in between, teens are damaging their hearing by the blaring noises of everyday activities. One of the major problems that affects teens’ hearing is blasting iPods to the maximum volume. This situation causes long-term damage to the ears. As more and more teens use iPods, for exercise, homework or blocking out other noises, their ability to hear precisely is… Read More »