The Trinity Voice

Focus-November 2014

JESSICA KOTNOUR, SHEA PERERA, NOOPUR RANGANATHAN, AND AMY LOWNDES, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, STAFF WRITER, STAFF WRITER, AND FOCUS EDITOR

November 11, 2014


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Choose and cherish change

NOOPUR RANGANATHAN, STAFF WRITER

November 11, 2014


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No one can avoid change. It takes us into the unknown. How many of us welcomed the idea of portable classrooms? But they’ve turned out to be well-furnished, air conditioned and spacious. Voluntary changes such as choosing an AP course or something as simple as trying out a new recipe can cause stress...

Do Trinity students get enough sleep?

Do Trinity students get enough sleep?

AMY LOWNDES, FOCUS EDITOR

November 2, 2014


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I stumbled into my third period late, looking like a caricature of an overworked Trinity student as I balanced a carton of Grille-purchased milk and cereal in one hand and a review sheet in the other. I had stayed up late the night before, and I know I was not the only one. The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has said that teenagers need at least 8 ½ to ...

Sleep like a beauty

Sleep like a beauty

SHEA PERERA, STAFF WRITER

October 3, 2014


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When I was younger, I remember listening to the story of Cinderella and dreaming about being a princess–every young girl’s dream. By far, this was my favorite bedtime story, and the happy ending felt calming and relaxing right before bed. After finishing a tough day at school or work, most of...

The science behind sleep

The science behind sleep

NOOPUR RANGANATHAN, STAFF WRITER

September 30, 2014


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Let’s be honest. We have all been in situations when we were busy fighting with our brain to stay awake, especially right after lunch. Sometimes we won; other times we lost. No matter how much we tried to pull an all-nighter, especially during semester exams, sleep conquered us in the end. We spend...

Water you doing to save the world?

Water you doing to save the world?

AMY LOWNDES, STAFF WRITER

May 1, 2014


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  The state famous for miles of sparkling blue coastline and sprawling wetlands may not always possess these resources in such abundance. "With all of this water, many people may not realize there is a need to conserve," says the St. John's water management district website. As the Everglades...

A half empty glass: what life is like when water is far out of reach

A half empty glass: what life is like when water is far out of reach

GILLIAN PERKINS, STAFF WRITER

May 1, 2014


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Water.  It’s what keeps us alive.  It takes up about 60% of the human body and 71% of the earth.  So, it’s no wonder that it serves as an integral part of our everyday lives. We use it to shower and wash our hands, we flush it down the toilet every day, and we drink it with every meal.  It...

Oh, the places you’ll row!

LEXIE GARCIA, STAFF WRITER

April 29, 2014


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Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink—but plenty to dip your toes in! If you get bit by the travel bug this summer and find yourself drawn to the sea, don’t look any further.  Here are five stand-out spots with aquatics grand enough to make a sailor blush. 1. Corfu, Greece Oh, Corfu....

Save the world: one healthy meal at a time

Save the world: one healthy meal at a time

GILLIAN PERKINS, FOCUS EDITOR

March 9, 2014


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When we consider the environment, there are a few topics that always come up. We encourage one another to recycle, fight for the preservation of endangered animals and speak out against polluting the air around us. There’s one crucial part of our environment, however, that never seems to be part of...

Organic music for the mind and soul

LEXIE GARCIA, STAFF WRITER

March 7, 2014


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Music is a universal teacher. It transcends cultural and geographic boundaries, touching the hearts and minds of millions across the globe. The American singer Bruce Springsteen once said he learned far more from a 3-minute record than he ever learned in school. If what “the Boss” says proves to...

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