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Trump Administration Pulls Back on School Nutrition

Last year, the Trump administration pulled back on standards that promoted nutritious foods in schools. The administration allowed schools to serve refined grains, such as white bread, biscuits, and white pasta. This weakened previous standards which were aimed at creating a more …

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My School in Shanghai

By Alex Bao I have been studying in Shanghai High School international division for almost a year. During this period, I have experienced a challenge with high school study methods that I have come to appreciate. On one hand, our school is …

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We Need Change

By Dana Lau       Humans, self-centered, self-serving, self-consumed. Why is it that in so many situations, we put ourselves first, as top priority? Why can we not think beyond, why can we not easily empathize with our fellow inhabitants and be SELFLESS? …

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French Fries

By Serena Fox News put it cleanly: “You’re not going to win any fans by taking a side against French fries.” A study published in the The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that not only do people in America eat disproportionately …

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Reflections on Reports from Chai Jing

Author: Fan Zhihua (Tina Fan) Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, the United States Environmental Associate Professor of Occupational Medicine, has been involved in the EPA air quality standards. Education: Applied Chemistry, Peking University – Bachelor of Environmental Chemistry, Master of …

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We Need Sleep

By Serena In our busy high school lives, we are used to cramming class after class, activity after activity, extracurricular after extracurricular. This seemingly endless work pushes us to become workaholics – addicted to somehow running nonstop on quickly diminishing energy. As …

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Dia de Los Muertos

By Michelle Hua Dia de Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday, also known as the Day of the Dead. This holiday is celebrated from October 31st to November 2nd. It is said that during these days, spirits cross over from the land …

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Electronic Scooters vs Bones

By Derek Dong Recently, there has been an uptick electric scooters being sold in the United States, especially in the more urbanized and tech-savvy cities like San Francisco. Most of these scooters are coming from the company Bird, who on their website …

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Climate Change Apathy

By Kaitlyn Wang At times it may seem difficult to take concrete actions to move towards climate change “solutions.” At times, climate change seems like an overwhelming issue, one that individuals can do little to address. As a result, while there are …

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The Beauty of National Parks

By Annabelle Law Yellowstone was the first ever established American national park in 1872. Inside its boundaries lay a vast natural world. It is home to 322 species of birds, 70 different mammals, and 1100 species of native plants. Visitors can explore …

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