The Realities of Being a Child Genius

by Zachary Weisenthal ‘19 The term ‘genius’ and the word ‘prodigy’ are often commonly mistaken. A genius is someone with exceptional intellectual ability and creativity to a degree that is associated with the achievement of educational insight at an unprecedented level. Prodigies are defined as kids (ages 10 and younger) who have professional abilities most often in the fields of … Read More

Farmers Market in Olney Provides Access to Variety of Local Food Culture

by Isabella Pilot ‘18 The Olney Farmers and Artists Market, a staple of the community since 2007, offers everything from raw, local wildflower honey to vegan, gluten-free falafel. Alongside these “healthy” products are decadent homemade chocolates, cupcakes, and crêpes. But with four grocery stores open daily in Olney, waking up at the crack of dawn on a Sunday to attend … Read More

‘Natural Food’ Is Not Very Natural

by Mallory Carlson ‘19 From those who routinely eat a balance of protein, vegetables, and whole grains each meal to those who simply buy fruit at Roots to arrange it in an aesthetically pleasing way for social media while actually eating a cupcake they also picked up, the #cleaneating tag, used to promote eating “real” or “clean” foods, has staked … Read More

A Loca-What? Why You Should Ditch the Grocery Store and Eat Local Foods

by Naomi Lawrence ‘17 Every Sunday year-round, one can drive by the intersection of Route 108 and Prince Phillip Dr. in Olney, and see dozens of white tents with hundreds of people milling around under a beating sun. This, ladies and gentlemen, is Olney’s best expression of the locavore movement. A “locavore” is a person who chooses to eat locally … Read More

Vegetarianism Also Offers Benefits for Environment

by Megan Werden ‘17 When most people think about being vegetarian, they think about how many animals’ lives will be saved. Although this is an important point, there are other compelling reasons why being a vegetarian produces positive results. Recent research has found that livestock farming has lead to climate change. For example, cows release methane into the atmosphere, which … Read More

An Obsession with Healthy Food Can Lead to Disorder

by Leah Peloff ‘18 Anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating are the three most commonly known eating disorders. Each of these disorders cause life-threatening symptoms. Unfortunately, it is fairly common to know people suffering with one of these disorders in this day in age; however, not many people know that there is a fourth, equally dangerous disease: orthorexia. Defined … Read More

Menus That Offer Healthy Options

by Danielle Tobb ‘17 Eating habits formed during adolescence have an impact on the rest of one’s life. Forming poor eating habits during the teen years can potentially evolve into obesity, diabetes, or heart disease later in life. Current unacceptable eating habits need to be improved if teens want to be fit for the duration of their lives. Below are … Read More

Veganism Proving To Be More Than Just a Trend

by Meghan Kimberling ‘17 Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Ellen DeGeneres, Ellie Goulding, Ariana Grande, and Jennifer Lopez all have something in common other than their extravagant lifestyles in the Hollywood limelight. All of these stars are vegan. But what does it really mean to be vegan in Hollywood or in the rest of world for that matter? The definition of the vegan … Read More

Best and Worst Beaches for Teens on the Eastern Shore

by Amanda Allen ‘17 Rehoboth Rehoboth has many attractions to keep all ages busy. Three locations of Tanger Outlets offer stores such as Nike, Under Armour, Michael Kors, Vineyard Vines, American Eagle and more. Kids can enjoy the Midway Family Fun Park, which has activities like go-carts, bumper boats, mini golf, lazy river, pools, slides and a Movie Theater next … Read More

Staying Safe at Beach Week

by Sara Casareto ‘16 Beach week: a fun and sun-filled senior tradition following high school graduation in June. For students in Maryland there are many options for a locale, but no beach feels like home in the way that Maryland’s Ocean City does. Beach week is characterized as a week-long party with carefree fun and often, to be candid, binge … Read More