December 10, 2019

With Christmas Comes Nostalgia -

Monday, December 9, 2019

November Book Recommendations -

Monday, December 9, 2019

SMHS Mateobotics Gears Up for the Season -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Leap from High School to College Sports -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Mateo Comes up Short: 2019 Little Big Game -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

The Master of Self-Deprecating Humor -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

How Old is “Too Old” for Trick-or-Treating? -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

We Need to Get Serious About Shootings -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

How Boyan Slat Is Helping Solve The Great Pacific Garbage Patch -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Youtube’s Yankovic turned Chinese TikTok Star: Bart Baker -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

#TeamTrees -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Varsity Football -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

CA Bill Pushes School Start Times Back -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Why the Empire Strikes Back is the best Star Wars movie -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Pros and Cons of Energy Drinks -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Movies to Watch during Halloween -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Bearcats Strike for Climate -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A Personal Account On Vaping -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Girls Water Polo Resumes Winning Ways -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Running into the 2019 season -

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Pros and Cons of Energy Drinks

As school has become more and more stressful, energy drinks have grown significantly in popularity. Even though energy drinks taste great and offer teens energy, they are highly addictive and aren’t good for our health; therefore, I think that while occasional consumption is fine, teens shouldn’t be drinking energy drinks obsessively. Recently at school, many students have been seen drinking brands like Red Bull, Monster and Bang. Since then, energy drinks have become a trend and are shared between friends. Some teens even drink two or three per day, which can seriously affect their health. Energy drinks contain lots of caffeine and consuming a large number of energy drinks can lead to liver damage, increased blood pressure and tooth erosion. Energy drinks also lead to addiction and can be a waste of money. However, having a drink once in a while seems reasonable, as we may all feel more tired on some days than others. Emelie Voss, a junior at SMHS said: “ I think that it’s fine to drink them once in a while, but we should not rely on energy drinks for energy. Yes, I’ve had energy drinks a few times, but I don’t think students should drink it on a daily basis.” Even though energy drinks offer some benefits, the negative effects outweigh those benefits, and therefore, they should not be consumed often.

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