Varsity C Lends a Helping Hand to Harvey Victims

Varsity C Lends a Helping Hand to Harvey Victims

Liam Entrekin, Staff

September 25, 2017


Filed under Features, News

Varsity C, along with the Ridgewood and Coshocton football, did a bake sale in the CHS cafeteria during lunch the week of September 4th to raise funds and help Houston, Texas after Hurricane Harvey.  Varsity C's bake sale and the Ridgewood/Coshocton football donations made $1,329.28 and every penny is going to the Houston Independent School District Foundation. The di...

Fun Facts About Watermelon

Fun Facts About Watermelon

Micha Lauvray, Contributor

May 22, 2017


Filed under Entertainment, Features

Watermelon is not only a delicious and fun fruit, it is also nutritious fruit. Since watermelon is extremely low in calories, and can help you lose weight. Watermelon can also control high blood pressure. It contains potassium, magnesium and amino acids to help ensure smooth blood flow. According...

Leaving a Legacy

Leaving a Legacy

Aaron Getchey, Contributor

May 11, 2017


Filed under Features, Student Life

The senior class of 2017 has come and gone and with these few weeks left I’m more worried about what we’re leaving behind than what the future holds. If you ask any teacher they will give you seventeen different ideas, but it’s always about how far our teams made it, how extreme the dances were,...

The Dire Consequences of Drunk Driving

The Dire Consequences of Drunk Driving

Cole Fisher, Contributor

May 4, 2017


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Prom can be a night of fun, but what's a night of fun without a little bit of alcohol, right? How can you have the time of your life while sober? Well, if that's how you feel then it's time to get a reality check. Prom can be enjoyable for everyone as long as you act responsible. Did you know alcohol...

The Wonders of Crying

Micha Lauvray, Staff

November 18, 2016


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Cancer, asthma, and high blood pressure have all been linked to not crying enough, according to The Guardian. Emotional tears also contain more mood-regulating manganese than the other types but chances are that you will feel better if it's lower because overexposure to manganese can cause bad thin...

The Walking Dead: Who Does Negan Kill?

The Walking Dead: Who Does Negan Kill?

Cole Fisher, Contributor

October 25, 2016


Filed under Features, Opinion

If you are not a fan of The Walking Dead then I envy you because the last five months or so have been nothing but torture. The season 7  premiere will air Sunday, October 23 at 9 p.m. In the season 6 finale, viewers witnessed from the victims perspective, he or she being beaten-to-death by Lucille,...

Sleep Deprivation Can Cause Major Problems for Students

Sleep Deprivation Can Cause Major Problems for Students

Micha Lauvray, Contributor

September 30, 2016


Filed under Features

What is sleep deprivation? Well, sleep deprivation is the condition of not having enough sleep. It can be a chronic condition. A chronic sleep-restricted state can cause fatigue, daytime sleepiness, clumsiness and weight loss or weight gain. According to a study by the Child Mind Institute, sleep deprivation increases the likelihood that ...

Anime for Beginners

Mary Jackson, Editor

May 19, 2016


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What is anime? Anime is the Japanese equivalent to American cartoons, usually derived from manga, which are Japanese comics. Despite not knowing what anime is, many people have actually seen some without even knowing. Popular series like Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh are actually some well-known anime that ...

Finding out the Truth About Energy Drinks

Kristin Baker, Staff

May 12, 2016


Filed under Features

Ever wonder why energy drinks are so popular? Why people drink them? Where did they come from? What harm can they really do? Well now is your chance to find out! Energy drinks first started in Japan during the 1960s, then started appearing in Europe and Asia in the 70s. They weren't available in the U.S. until the late 90s. The main purpose for the drink was to get more energy. That's the reason why most people get them, however, some people will drink it just for the satisfying taste. Energy drinks can be very beneficial in terms of the ingredients. Some ingredients are Guarana which increases energy levels and intensifies physical performance. Panax Ginseng also intensifies physical performance as well as mental. This can control blood glucose and has the ability to lower blood pressure. You can find these in Monster Energy Drinks as well as Rockstar. Carnitine, glucuronlacton, inositol; and taurine are some other ingredients that can be found in other energy drinks. These ingredients are said to help with other things such as increasing fat metabolism, decrease in triglyceride and cholesterol levels and even protects against cancer. However, there is very little or no scientific evidence that those claims are true. Most energy drinks contain Guarana. Guarana is mainly comprised of caffiene and enhances energy and physical performance. However, there are some dangers you need to be aware of. Most of these dangers or side affects will happen if just you drink too much of it. One of these dangers are cardiac arrest. If you drink before doing something very active that causes your hart rate to go up, the energy will increase it making you go into cardiac arrest. Another would be increased anxiety. Severe anxiety can even cause panic attacks. Consumers of energy drinks also need to be aware of niacin overdose. If you don't know what that is, its just overdosing on vitamins. In this case you would be overdoing on vitamin B. Many popular energy drinks, like Monster and Rockstar, contain both vitamins B6 and B12.. Let's not forget about these lovely side effects: insomnia and jitters. Insomnia makes it so you can't sleep. In some cases it can be good, like for in the morning or if you just having a hard time staying awake, but at night it can be bad. You could go all night without sleep and that comes with a slew of additional side effects. The jitters will just make you want to talk non-stop. Not everyone will get these side effects. It all depends on how your body deals with the energy drink. Other energy drinks can have B5 and B3 vitamins. Not all energy drinks contain the same ingredients. People have died from to energy drinks—mostly from cardiac arrest. The sad thing is all energy drinks have warning label's on them. If most people read them and followed them they would most likely still be alive. As long as you're moderate with your consumption and go by the warning labels , you should be fine. There are a lot of myths about energy drinks that give them a bad rap. One for example is that they have "high" or "dangerous" amounts of caffeine in them. Some others would be that guarana is dangerous, or that taurine is a stimulant. You can see the myths and find out the real truth behind them at http://www.energydrinkinformation.com/myth-vs-fact.html....

How to Make Adventure Time Charms

Mary Jackson, Editor

April 7, 2016


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Adventure Time is a great show that many people watch, and for a good reason. Spanning seven seasons and counting, it's no wonder why everyone loves watching the wacky adventures of the human boy Finn as he lives in the post-apocalyptic land of Ooh and fights bad guys at every corner. In this tutori...

Concerts Bring a Rockin’ Experience

Kristin Baker, Staff

April 6, 2016


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A concert can be an amazing experience as long as you are prepared for the unexpected! I have been to many different kinds of concerts, and I've seen bands from The Rolling Stones to Marilyn Manson. I've seen some very disturbing things, such as Marilyn Manson cutting himself on stage with ...

Career Center Offers Great Opportunity for Students

Career Center Offers Great Opportunity for Students

Cheyenne Harrison, Staff

April 6, 2016


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Since its beginning in 1978, the Coshocton County Career center has won many awards for its programs. It gives Coshocton county students the ability to learn about a number of vocational careers hands on. Allen Wilson is a second year medical assistant student at the career center, he thinks the food...

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