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Marijuana Is Sometimes Legal, but Still Debilitating

December 13, 2018 by

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Marijuana impacts the brain in many negative ways. The main cannabinoid found in marijuana that affects the brain is THC, which is similar to the brain chemical anandamide. These two chemicals reward the brain, encouraging addiction. Humans have an Endocannabinoid System found in many areas of the brain. Our bodies’ natural cannabinoid, anandamide, acts upon […]

Wilkinson in Charge of SAP Bulletin Board Monthly Themes

November 6, 2018 by

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English teacher Mrs. Sarah Wilkinson, secretary of our school’s TAP team, has taken on the role of running our SAP Bulletin Board Monthly Themes. The idea was brought up in one of the TAP team’s weekly meetings, and Wilkinson happily volunteered to take it on. Awareness is something she has become very passionate about. “It […]

FAHS Relay-for-Life Plans Upcoming Safe Trick-or-Treat

October 5, 2018 by

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Relay for Life is a non-profit organization that hosts a variety of fundraisers to raise money towards the fight against cancer. Fleetwood Area High School will be hosting one of these events on 23 October 2018 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. Safe Trick-or-Treat is an event that has been running for about seven years now, and it […]

Hawaii Bans Sunscreen that Hurts Reefs

June 8, 2018 by

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Coral reefs have been dying for quite some time. Scientists discovered that a product in some sunscreens has been killing them. Now, Hawaii is trying to get those sunscreens banned to save the reefs. So what part of the sunscreen is harmful? The active ingredient oxybenzone. “A study published in October 2015 showed that oxybenzone, […]

E. Coli Outbreak Caused by Romaine Lettuce

May 9, 2018 by

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Recently, there has been an outbreak of E.Coli from romaine lettuce grown in Arizona that has affected several states. “The number of people hospitalized due to a multi-state E. coli outbreak linked to chopped romaine lettuce continues to grow,” the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. “About fifty-three people have been reported sickened […]

Google’s Microscope Can Detect Cancer

May 8, 2018 by

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Recently, Google created an Augmented Reality Microscope (ARM) that will help detect cancer. Currently, the microscope is a prototype, but Google thinks that their microscope can speed the process of adopting new learning tools for pathologists. The AR microscope is a modified light microscope that enables a real-time image analysis and presentations of algorithms directly […]

Organ Transplants May Become Easier

March 9, 2018 by

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Every day, there are people who desperately need organ transplants. Unfortunately, there is a huge wait for transplants, which could potentially cause things to get worse. “In the U.S. alone, more than a hundred thousand people need heart transplants each year, but only about 2,000 receive one,” National Geographic said. For years, scientists have been […]