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Measles spreads to New York

Measles spreads to New York

By Claudia Chen

February 16, 2015

On Jan. 25, a Bard College student with measles travelled on a New York train, possibly exposing other passengers to the virus. New York is now the 14th state involved in a current nationwide measles outbreak. News outlets reported that the student boarded the Amtrak train at Penn Station and got...

Uncapping the truth

Uncapping the truth

By Mina

February 16, 2015

Have you seen all the boxes and plastic bags filled with bottle caps lying around the school? Have you ever wondered what they are collected for? In a recent survey asking if students knew where the bottle caps go or why we collect them, only two out of ten answered correctly. Out of the eight that...

Pharmacist takes a shot at vaccination misconceptions

Pharmacist takes a shot at vaccination misconceptions

By Esther Suh, Glenbrook North HS, Northbrook, Ill.

December 20, 2013

During the winter of 2010,  junior Katie Beall caught what she did not expect to catch. Suffering through physical pain and throbbing headaches, she was infected by the seasonal influenza. Prior to her sickness that year, Beall followed her mother into her pediatrician’s office to receive her an...