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Donating Blood

Kenadie Dagenais 6 February 2018 Donating blood can seem like a daunting task, especially if you’ve never donated before or are uninformed about the process. The whole-blood donation process is actually quite simple and fairly quick. In fact, registration and testing to ensure you are eligible to donate takes longer than the actual blood donation. There are four steps to donating blood: registration, health history and mini physical, the donation, and refreshments. donating you must read an information booklet about donating and donation requirements. Then, you must take a survey about your recent behaviors, health, and medical history. If you pass the survey, a quick prick on the finger with a sterile needle determines your hemoglobin levels. The normal hemoglobin levels for an adult male are from 13.5 to 17.5 grams per deciliter and for an adult female, it ranges from 12.0 to 15.5 grams per deciliter. When your hemoglobin level is determined and you pass, the nurse will che

What You Can Do to Help Cope with High School Stress

Marlene Deloria 12 January 2018 With the semester closing off and tests piling on top of one another, chances are, you’re carrying some anxiety. Not to worry, you’re not alone. In fact, recent studies have exposed patterns that imply that the current youth of the United States is more stressed than any other generation the U.S. has had. Due to testing pressure, grade stress, and social acceptance issues, reported stress between ages 13 to 17 has gone up 32% in the last 25 years. Teen stress has grown considerably it can even challenge an overall average of recorded adult stress with a ratio of six to five, teens being six. Not to alarm you, but you are likely included in those statistics, as most high school students are.  Though it’s common among Generation X, it’s not exactly the most easy thing to deal with. There is no straightforward approach or magical solution to immediately dissolve this widely distributed problem among the young’uns of the 2017-2018 school year. Th

French Club

Destiny Lopez 28 Jan 2018 It’s well-known that you need a couple years of foreign language to graduate high school, and for most, French and Spanish aren’t the most fancied classes. However, some students enjoy their foreign language classes, and those students tend to join one of the two clubs associated with that language, the EHS French Club being one of them. The EHS French Club is a high school club that embraces the French language and culture. It’s welcome to anyone who is in French 1 or French 2, has taken a French class, or simply has an admiration for the language. French Club has done charity work in the community. Such work includes raking yards in the autumn, bell-ringing for the Salvation Army, and reading to younger kids at the library. Also, French Club has held various sales at school— most notably, the holiday-themed bake sales. Profits mainly are donated for students who are studying abroad and used to take French Club on field trips to places like Chicago, Apple

Batawagama Band Camp

Laura Sliva January 6, 2018 Nestled deep within the forests of Iron County lies a quaint band camp on the shore of Indian Lake. Though the camp may look quiet and empty, it’s anything but. The Iron County Band (and Youth) Camp, also known as Batawagama, is bustling with life throughout the summer. Batawagama has taken in band campers 7th-12th grade since 1955. It is a week-long camp where musicians bond and build their skills with the help of the amazing staff and instructors. On the 17th of June, campers will arrive at camp for a week away from the outside world and full of music, friendship, and new experiences. I got the chance to interview Andrew LaCombe from TV6 News, who helps as the program director at camp, as well as Abby Knudsen and Thor Heskin, from Escanaba, who have attended band camp at Batawagama. Andrew LaCombe “How long have you been working at Batawagama?” Andrew: “I've worked at Batawagama since 2009. I was a counselor for three years, and

Sensory Toys: Why They Were Created and How They Help

Laura Sliva 4 February 2018   From fidget spinners and fidget cubes, to every color and texture of slime, sensory toys have become very popular. These toys were originally made for people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), anxiety, and autism. The idea behind them is to help people with disorders like these to concentrate. While most sensory toys are very effective, toys like fidget spinners have been over-popularized by those who don’t need them, thus making them more a distraction than a helpful tool, especially in schools. This is why thirty-two percent of the top two-hundred high schools in the U.S. have banned them. By using fidget spinners as toys to do tricks, their ability to be used as tools has been undermined. But if they’re supposed to help, how do they since so many people are just distracted by them? This question can be answered with a very simple statement: they help the people who they are made for. Sure

Senior Advice

Ashley Baldwin 9 Feb 2018 As the 2017-2018 school year comes to an end, I’ve been curious as to what my fellow seniors have learned during their time in school, and how they’d like to pass that down to Escanaba High School’s underclassmen. I asked my classmates what advice they’d like to give, and the following are their responses. All responses are anonymous, but profound nonetheless. “Do NOT be a butthead and ruin things for your class. Go to school, have fun, but don’t be an idiot. Life goes on.” “Do what you like and work hard at it.” “Don’t be someone you’re not. Be yourself.” “Things won’t always go as planned, but that’s ok.” “Only YOU can prevent wildfires.” “Don’t ever believe you’re alone. It may seem like no one is really there or care for you but there is. Just keep on swimming.” “Take time for yourself and don’t be afraid to cut toxic people out of your life.” “I don’t know, I guess get involved and be nice. Also, remember that even if you've been friends wi

Spring, Summer, Fall, and Flu Season

Kenadie Dagenais 15 February 2018 In the third week of 2018, 40,414 people died in the United States. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 4,064 of those deaths were due to pneumonia or the flu. That means 1 out of every 10 deaths was caused by the flu or pneumonia. From October 2017 to the beginning of February 2018, 53 children have passed away due to the flu. The CDC says there are more deaths to come unfortunately. Influenza always claims a copious amount of lives every year, but this year something seems different. That something different is the fact that both Influenza A and Influenza B are circulating at the same time. The common cold can be hard to differentiate from the flu. The common cold is a milder respiratory illness than the flu that usually only lasts a few days, whereas the flu usually lasts a few days to a few weeks. When you have a cold it is common to sneeze often, have a stuffy nose, and have a sore throat. With the flu, thes