Take a Load off

Bob Mcpoo, Unemployed

May 2, 2017

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Stress is something that everyone can relate to in middle school, so most kids know just how much of a toll it can take on people's lives. although there are the common symptoms such as headaches and tiredness, stress can affect...

Stress Tips

Jillian Cherry, Literary Magazine Editor

May 2, 2017

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Approximately 68% of teens are stressed due to schoolwork, and being stressed can have uncomfortable symptoms such as becoming easily agitated and irritated, being overwhelmed, having difficulty calming down, low self esteem,...

Stress is Bad?

Parker Blum, Editor-in-Chief

May 2, 2017

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As kids and teens grow up, the pressure of family, friends, school, and extracurriculars can weigh them down and cause stress. Becky Beacom, a health education manager for the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, asked 124 adolescents...

Stress is Good?

Bobina Mcpoop, ?

May 2, 2017

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Many people fall into the trap that stress is harmful. Although stress can have some bad impacts, it can actually boost productivity and make students more successful. Eustress, a type of normal stress that everyone experiences,...

Depression in Teens

Clare Beezhold, News Editor

May 2, 2017

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Studies on depression have shown that on any single day, about two percent of school-aged children and about eight percent of adolescents meet the criteria for major depression. adolescent depression appears to be increasing...

Fun Puns!

Katrina Wianecki, Online Editor

March 6, 2017

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1. Seagulls pooping on students is a big birden. 2. Powerschool is powerless. 3. Water we going to do about these leaky roofs? 4. Students ponder about how easily Polliwog floods.

Lights! Camera! Action! MB!

Sophia Bottene, Business Manager

February 2, 2017

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All over Manhattan Beach, there are filming sites for TV shows and movies. The CBS series “CSI: Miami” shot one episode in Polliwog Park. In 2008, the show shot an episode at Mira Costa High School at the pool and...

MBMS: From Past to Present, Through Teacher’s Eyes

Karen Wu

February 2, 2017

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As months and years go by, things change. Cars replace horses, and computers get lighter and more efficient. Our own school, MBMS, has undergone many changes. Mrs. Laffoon, a Spanish teacher, began teaching middle school...

Before and After Greenbelt

Sierra Sargent, Spelling Bee Coordinator/5th Grade Editor

February 2, 2017

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Manhattan Beach, before most students at MBMS knew it, had a very different appearance. What is now referred to as the Green Belt, or woodchip path, used to be a railroad track. In 1888 The Santa Fe Railroad track ran...

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