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Students should try a more organic lifestyle

By Maddie Steen | September 8, 2016

Students should consider switching from their store-bought bath products to all-natural, organically-made alternatives.Chemicals and toxins can be absorbed through skin and transferred into the bloodstream without us knowing, according to the Centers...

Fit Facts: Modified food unhealthy

Fit Facts: Modified food unhealthy

By Blake Glosson | September 4, 2014

If you want to be healthy, it’s important to know what you’re putting into your body.In the last century, the food industry has made our foods more visually appealing, longer lasting and cheaper. Unfortunately, in the process, the number of colors,...

Guest Column: Buying organically-grown food is good for you and the environment

By MELISSA BURLINGAME | September 25, 2011

What is organically-grown food? Organic growing practices are farming methods to control pests and retain soil nutrients that exclude the use of manufactured (the key word!) pesticides, fertilizers, or other additives to regulate growth, and include other...