STRESS

Everyone has stress and it can be dangerous for your health. Scientists have warned that stress can cause high blood pressure and heart attacks. Low stress can also cause heart attacks and strokes. Livescience.com recommends to get more sleep or do yoga.
I believe getting more sleep would definitely help you and your health. As teenagers we love to sleep all the time but we usually don’t get a lot of it. Stress is one reason why. I can’t name how many times I’ve stayed up all night to do homework.
A vice many people have, procrastination, I personally think causes the most stress. It is the fault of the procrastinator, but like any habit it’s hard to break. Having the mindset that you have time to put everything off until later then suddenly it all crashes down. You’ll always regret procrastination but probably won’t stop.
Some tips to help with stress is to exercise more it helps you keep in shape and clear your mind. Oxytocin is known as the cuddle hormone and can lower stress just by hugging. As recommended above yoga is a good stress reliever, and if you didn’t know MHS has a yoga club starting this year. Try some of these tips and hopefully you’ll stress less because as teenagers we don’t need to stress too much.

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“Bad Words”

As high schoolers we have all probably heard a “bad word”. I would be surprised if someone would tell me they haven’t. Since this is a school newspaper I am not allowed to give examples.
There are times when it is considered acceptable to use this type of language and there are, more often than not, when it isn’t acceptable. In school, restaurants, and most public places it’s not respectable to use indecent words. I can’t deny I have done it before and have been corrected or scolded for my language. I actually decided to write this article because of how many times Mrs. Harris has corrected my language in her class.
As stated in the paragraph above there are times when it is ok to say as many bad words as you please. I know that some parents don’t allow their children to say cuss words. Parents used to threaten and even wash out their kids mouth with soap for using foul language. I am so glad that has never happened to me. At my house I know I won’t get in trouble for saying a bad word, as long as we don’t have guests over.
I have never minded someone using what is considered a bad word around me. I do believe that some people don’t understand when it is and isn’t acceptable to use that kind of language. It’s important to respect the people around you and think before you say a bad word.

“Bad Words”

As high schoolers we have all probably heard a “bad word”. I would be surprised if someone would tell me they haven’t. Since this is a school newspaper I am not allowed to give examples.
There are times when it is considered acceptable to use this type of language and there are, more often than not, times when it isn’t acceptable. In School, restaurants, and most public places it’s not respectable to use indecent words. I can’t deny I have done it before and have been corrected or scolded for my language. I actually decided to write this article because of how many times Mrs. Harris has corrected my language in her class.
As stated in the paragraph above, there are times when it is ok to say as many bad words as you please. I know that some parents don’t allow their children to say cuss words. Parents used to threaten and even wash out their kids’ mouths with soap for using foul language. I am so glad that has never happened to me. At my house I know I won’t get in trouble for saying a bad word, as long as we don’t have guests over.
I have never minded someone using what is considered a bad word around me. I do believe that some people don’t understand when it is and isn’t acceptable to use that kind of language. It’s important to respect the people around you and think before you say a bad word.

History of Halloween

   According to history.com, Halloween comes from the Celtic festival called Samhain. This was a festival that marked that the harvest season was ending and that winter was beginning.

    Almost everyone around the world celebrates Halloween. Isp.netscape.com shows a poll of everyone’s favorite holiday. Halloween is third with nine percent. It’s after Christmas (46%) and Thanksgiving (19%). Not many people know its roots. In Celtic Ireland about 2,000 years ago Samhain was known as the splitting point between the lighter half of the year and the darker half. Or as we call it summer and winter.

    Samhain is usually celebrated on October 31, in other traditions November 1. It was believed to be a magical time when the laws of space and time don’t exist for a short period of time. What is known as the “Thin Veil” between worlds was no longer there and you could communicate with the dead. Most used this to communicate with lost loved ones.

    Families would honor their ancestors, while trying to keep dark spirits away. They would dress up, as we do today, as these dark spirits to stay safe. They prepared food for the living as well as the dead and would have a communal bonfire.

    Newgrange.com tells how Christianity started to honor their ancestors on November 1st this was called All Saints. Then on November 2nd they had All Souls. As for dressing up to scare off spirits, that became Halloween costumes. America developed this tradition when the Irish emigrated to America during the famine.

    In Ireland there is an ancient passage tomb known as The Mound of the Hostages. It’s a Neolithic structure that is believed to have been built somewhere in the time between 3000 BC and 2500 BC. It aligned with the sunrise around the time of Samhain. So traditions may go back further than we currently know.

    This is not how you would think of Halloween today. Halloween is children getting excited about dressing up as whatever they want and going trick-or-treating. Parents taking their newborn baby out for the fun of the holiday, probably dressed as a pumpkin or jack-o-lantern. Teenagers going to Halloween parties with their friends or also going trick-or-treating, because who doesn’t like candy? Dark spirits are still present in our traditions today, but we don’t try to ward them off. We go to “haunted houses”, many people like to dress up as them, and horror movies are a really fun Halloween tradition. Though things have changed, hopefully we don’t lose the spooky element.