Beware of hidden sodium in your diet

| By Cameron, 6th grade | June 2021…You may have heard of sodium. It is a mineral that occurs naturally in food. Many people think sodium and salt are the same thing, but they are not. According to the Food and Drug Administration, table salt is a crystal-like substance that is abundant in nature and […] Read More

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With Zentangle, students doodle their way to calm

April 2021 … Zentangle is a type of art where you draw random patterns on a piece of paper. Working on a Zentangle can help you calm down.   All you need to Zentangle is paper; a pencil; coloring materials, if you want; and creativity.   You start by drawing a dot in each corner of your paper and then connecting those […] Read More

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Teachers embrace technology but miss in-person learning

| By Nashiya, 8th grade | April 2021 … Mr. Christopher Leonard, a DePaul religion and social studies teacher, said he has gotten much better using technology during the pandemic. However, he said, he still prefers to sit in a classroom and listen to his students. For him, breakout rooms don’t compare to in-person conversations. […] Read More

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A yummy smoothie that’s fun to make

| By John, 2nd grade | April 2021 … I recently made a delicious smoothie using my favorite food — a banana — and other ingredients that my family had in our refrigerator and freezer. I’d like to teach you how to make it, too.  My smoothie had almond milk, spinach, frozen mango, blueberries and a banana. […] Read More

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Why I decided to become a yoga teacher at age 12

| By Mishi, age 12 | March 2021 … I first started practicing yoga with my mom once she became a certified yoga teacher in March 2020. We called it Quarantine Yoga, a 30-day challenge for my 7-year-old brother and me. I got really into it, and it was fun!  Two weeks in, Mom pitched […] Read More

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One year in, looking at what the pandemic has changed

| By Maribel, 8th grade | March 2021 … This pandemic has changed and affected our lives differently. Some may have found new hobbies, like learning to cook. For others, their whole mindset has changed.   It has definitely taken a toll on me, as a student and in my personal life. One day during the pandemic that […] Read More

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Snow days aren’t the same now

| By Alexandra, 8th grade | February 2021 …Yesterday, I went out in the snow, as most do after or during snowstorms. While snow will always bring excitement, I have to say that it’s just not the same during the pandemic. We have shifted our lives to the safety of our homes, and really, if […] Read More

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Handwashing is our best defense against germs

| By Healthy Hero staff |  February 2021 … Dr. Jim Alsop recently spoke with the St. Veronica Healthy Hero staff to answer reporters’ questions about germs. He works at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children as a pediatric resident, which means he is training to be a specialist in treating children.  Dr. Alsop began by saying that it is […] Read More

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Silver linings to virtual learning

| By Maribel, 8th grade | November 2020…Hey, sixth graders! Welcome to Amy Northwest Middle School. I hope you are enjoying your first couple of months as a sixth grader, virtually. This year is a lot different from what students originally thought it would be. It has affected AMY teachers, eighth graders, seventh graders, and, […] Read More

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Staying mentally healthy during COVID-19

| By Te-ojah, 12th grade | August 2020… “In times like COVID-19, children face uncertainty, sudden change, and stress,” said Dr. Kathleen Napalinga, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at Einstein Healthcare Network, in a recent interview. “Their mental health can decline and take the forms of anxiety, depression, and sudden changes in behavior.” Dr. Napalinga […] Read More

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