Author Archives: Emma Wical

Coffee and the high schooler

The coffee industry worldwide is worth $20 billion dollars as we drink 500 billion cups of coffee a year. According to medicalnewstoday.com, teens are the “fastest growing population of caffeine users” since 82.3% of them drink coffee/caffeinated beverages on a regular basis. In my own poll of 73 students, 40% of them said they drink coffee regularly.  So why is

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Five ways to eliminate stress

As a high schooler, stress is everywhere. This season, it’s college apps for seniors; soon it’ll be time for exams, and not to mention extra curriculars and jogging homework, school, friends, a job, and parents. So when things get too crazy, how do we cope with it? Here are some strategies I’ve learned over the years to help when things

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Wegmans: The Grand Opening

For northerners, Wegmans is a household name. Synonymous with Disney World, Wegmans grocery stores are a staple to northern life. So, coming from a Rochester family, we were among the three thousand people who stood outside for the Raleigh grand opening on September 29, 2019.  The first Wegmans opened in 1916 in Rochester, New York. Since then, the grocery store

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The Apex High Marching Band: more than instruments

With the school year starting and football season culminating, fall means one other thing: marching band season. The Apex High Marching Band doesn’t get nearly enough recognition for the amount of hard work they do throughout the autumn months. Between football games and practices and competitions, the marching band sure has their hands full. But, because of all the time

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