Category Archives: Health and Beauty

Weird beauty rituals- function or fad?

By Grace Gerardi Humanity has valued beauty for millennia.  However, the definition of beauty is nebulous. Every culture has developed its own standards of attractiveness- standards which change over time. The tan, slender woman that rules modern America’s vision of

OPINION: Girls, Alicia Keys should be your new role model

By Kyra Swims Best known for her soulful voice and powerful lyrics, Alicia Keys is no stranger to the public eye. The  #nomakeup movement, founded by Keys, is a movement to inform girls that they don’t need makeup to look

Ten liquid lipstick dupes for less

When it comes to makeup, there are multiple different options on what to buy. So why not buy pretty much the same thing for less money? High school students may not be earning a lot of money in order to

Local student spends five days completely free of sleep

By Claire Gearhart Over the summer, local freshman Luke Regnier spent five days and four nights completely free of any sleep to test the limits of his body. When interviewing Regnier he very clearly stressed that no one should ever

Top 10 Places to go in The Geneva Commons

By Cassie Kearney Stores Sephora – A very universal makeup store that sells high-end products from many different brands, Sephora has its own brand that you can buy inside the store. They also have brands like Tarte, Benefit, Kat Von D,

Interview with Allison Bleakley

By Kelly Bleakley    The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is a crucial tissue that connects the thighbone to the shinbone.  ACL injuries have become more prevalent in athletes as the years have gone on. On average there are over 200,000

Five ways to boost your self esteem

By Sammy Pinner If you keep dwelling on your insecurities and need ways to boost your self-esteem, here are some suggestions! Eat healthy Eating healthy is a great way to make yourself feel better, and a great way to make

Three easy ways to eat healthier

By Emily Risner Students sometimes have trouble with healthy eating habits. Most students prefer to go to junk food because it tastes better. Students need to find quick and better ways to eat so they can stay healthy throughout the

How-to: Flower crowns

By Lauren Burnham Ah, the flower crown. A must have accessory of anybody, anywhere! Yes, you too, guys. If you’ve noticed, and I won’t be surprised if you haven’t, every Thursday a few people go around the school with flower

OPINION: 10 things to do this winter

By Gianna Kozaczka You may be dreading this next winter coming up because of how boring Batavia can be. No need to panic! Here are 10 things to do in Batavia when the winter comes and you’re stuck inside. Have