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The Teacher’s Strike Wave Continues

The Teacher’s Strike Wave Continues

Teacher’s strikes seem to be the new wave flooding the nation. As of February 2019, there are several active walkouts. As of now, the first strike of the year is over. A deal was reached by the union in Los Angeles on January 22, with the country’s second-largest school district that called for smaller classroom sizes […]

Alternatives to Antidepressants for Mild Depression

Alternatives to Antidepressants for Mild Depression

Medication is not necessarily the best treatment for everyone with mild depression. The typical procedure is a daily regimen of antidepressants, aka selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Why take pills when there are alternatives? Understanding the difference between mild and major depressive disorder (MMD) as well as sadness is essential before deciding on what treatment is needed. Also […]

Hookah Lounge Smoking Debate Rages on in Washington State

Hookah Lounge Smoking Debate Rages on in Washington State

There is an ongoing and open debate in Washington state, surrounding the legalities and operational rights of local hookah lounges. The Stranger, a Seattle-based newspaper, reported that the state seems to be targeting these communities unfairly. The debate continues even as the state presents the facts about the health risks behind the smoking practices of using hookahs. […]

Suspected Salmonella Causes Gold Medal Flour Recall

Suspected Salmonella Causes Gold Medal Flour Recall

Salmonella potentially found present in Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour has resulted in a national recall by General Mills on Jan. 23, 2019. The recalled flour is 5-pound bags with the Better if Used by Date of April 20, 2020, with the UPC 000-16000-19610-0. According to the General Mills website, “The potential presence is the reason for […]

Chipotle: Is Fresh Really Better?

Chipotle: Is Fresh Really Better?

Chipotle restaurant may still be asking the question, is fresher better? As one of the first fast-casual establishments in the Mexican market, Chipotle had grown to 16 locations in Colorado by 1998. In 2006, the chain had grown to nearly 500 locations before McDonald’s divested itself. The restaurant was founded on July 13, 1993, by Steve […]

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