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Eleven ways to prevent dark circles

Eleven ways to prevent dark circles

Ema Dorsey

September 9, 2013


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Without a doubt, the start of the school year brings stressful changes to your lifestyle, leading to less sleep and increased mental strain, common factors that lead to the dreaded dark circles under your eyes. Dark circles are caused by sleep deprivation and stress which offset bad circulation, an...

Anthony Unchangco teaches with encouragement and enthusiasm

Anthony Unchangco teaches with encouragement and enthusiasm

Veronica Mellring

August 30, 2013


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When he’s not coaching basketball at Santa Paula High School or attending a Dodger’s baseball game with his friends, Anthony Unchangco can be found teaching P.E. and Health/Geography with dedication, enthusiasm, and heart. Before Unchangco joined the Foothill staff this year, he worked as a P.E. tea...

Liberia awaits senior Bethany Fankhauser after graduation

Liberia awaits senior Bethany Fankhauser after graduation

Ema Dorsey

June 4, 2013


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While the majority of this year’s graduates will be adjusting to college and cramming for exams next year, senior Bethany Fankhauser will be taking a gap year to travel to Liberia with her family with the organization SIM Liberia. The Fankhausers have always had a passion for learning new c...

A change of pace: 5 creative workout routines for everyone

A change of pace: 5 creative workout routines for everyone

Veronica Mellring

May 30, 2013


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It's easy to fall into a rut, performing the same routine day after day with no variety at all. Finding a great workout routine isn't hard, but it quickly becomes boring and difficult. From unconventional workouts to familiar forms of exercise, here are five creative ways to burn calories and feel fit...

Sizing up siblings: Comparing kids to each other

Sizing up siblings: Comparing kids to each other

Veronica Mellring

May 30, 2013


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    Oh, you’re so-and-so’s younger sister? Why aren’t you like her?” and “You should try to be like your older brother. He does so well in school and sports,” are among the phrases that a younger sibling never wants to hear. In most cases, siblings are valued for th...

Foods that will keep you energized while working out

Foods that will keep you energized while working out

Ema Dorsey

May 22, 2013


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If you’re an athlete, dancer, or even if you like to work out on your own, it’s important to give your body energy- the right energy. Remember to eat at least 45 minutes before working out to ensure proper digestion. You should generally be aiming for whole grains, minerals, and a 4:1 ratio ...

Alumna Lauren Cook “celebrates happiness” with new book

Alumna Lauren Cook “celebrates happiness” with new book

Kienna Kulzer

May 21, 2013


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“Sunny Girl” and Foothill alumna Lauren Cook’s journey of writing and publishing her book “The Sunny Side Up!” began three years ago with another book: Gretchen Rubin’s “The Happiness Project.” Cook recalls hearing about the book at her cousin’s birthday, and then reading and highl...

The Stevens family serves up stuffed pork on ABC’s show Recipe Rehab

The Stevens family serves up stuffed pork on ABC’s show Recipe Rehab

Maddie Kirkegaard

May 21, 2013


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P.E. teacher and new athletic director, Emily Stevens, recently appeared with her family on ABC’s cooking show, Recipe Rehab, a show that teaches families how to make healthier versions of their favorite family recipes. Stevens’s father in-law, Ron Stevens, was the first to contact the show and ...

Siblings with two mothers stand in support of marriage equality

Siblings with two mothers stand in support of marriage equality

Ema Dorsey

May 15, 2013


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Nunila is Memo’s aunt and legal guardian. He calls her Tia, which is ‘aunt’ in Spanish, or sometimes he calls her by her first name. Hayley was legally adopted by her other mom, Tammi Abourezk, when she was younger. She called them [Didi and Tammi] ‘Mom’ and ‘Mama,’ and the names stuc...

Vega’s vegan lifestyle has improved her health

Vega’s vegan lifestyle has improved her health

Ana Bello

May 14, 2013


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Once she was 13 and old enough to cook, Vega changed her vegetarian lifestyle to a vegan one. Her diet consists of fruits, vegetables, grains, and a small amount of artificial meats. Like many vegans often do, she chooses to not only exempt any products from animals from her diet, but also refrain ...

5 workouts to prepare you for a soccer kick-off

5 workouts to prepare you for a soccer kick-off

Justin Redemann

May 1, 2013


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Want a workout that’s out of the ordinary? Dreading the usual 30 minute run? If so, soccer may be the ideal workout for you. Soccer is a great sport that requires minimal equipment. In fact, if you are just playing for fun, all you need is a ball. Soccer can be a great workout because you a...

Going gluten-free? Embrace the challenge with Natalie Waechter

Going gluten-free? Embrace the challenge with Natalie Waechter

Veronica Mellring

April 23, 2013


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Carbivores, bread lovers, and wheat eaters: don’t fear! Sacrificing all wheat, rye, and grain products isn’t the end, nor is it completely necessary to successfully maintain a gluten-free diet. Gluten, a protein often found in grains (barley, wheat, etc.), can lead to indigestion and infl...

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