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You’re sleep-deprived. Here’s what to do about it

Shantala Muruganujan, Tae Yun (Erica) Kang, Staff Writer

March 1, 2020

Students and adults claim to not be getting enough sleep. The average teen needs 9.5 hours per day, and adults need about 7 hours. A Stanford Medicine study shows that 87% of American students at- tending high school are sleep-deprived. A...

Climate strikes a lasting global crusade

Ryan Walters, Staff Writer

February 27, 2020

Teenage activists such as Greta Thunberg have gained worldwide fame, winning 2019 Time Magazine “Person of the Year” and becoming a nominee for the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize. Senior Xiaomian Yang, president of SPARE, a club...

You’re sleep-deprived. Here’s what to do about it

Tae Yun (Erica Kang) and Shantala Muruganujan, Staff Writers

November 1, 2019

Students and adults claim to not be getting enough sleep. The average teen needs 9.5 hours per day, and adults need about 7 hours. A Stanford Medicine study shows that 87% of American students attending high school are sleep-deprived. A...

Tanner Lanphear, a 2019 Branham alumnus, had vaped for the past four years before quitting due to shortness of breath.

Grad sends a vaping warning

September 27, 2019

Caffeine puts some pep in athletes’ workouts

Shlok Gore, Science and Health Editor

June 8, 2019

Just 200 mg of it sends chemical signals throughout the human body. After it’s reabsorbed in the small intestines, your body starts to tingle, muscles suddenly feel more alive, the mind abruptly regaining clarity. The caffeine...

State strengthens vaccine law

Uzor Awuzie, Student Life Editor

June 6, 2019

Starting July 1, California will require all children enrolled in state schools, both public and private, to have certain doctor-recommended immunizations before they can be enrolled. The different vaccines vary by age, ranging fr...

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