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Author: Shelby Beck

Hungry?

Hungry? Journalism X samples some of the Mexican restaurants Winter Garden has to offer. Mexican cuisine is in high demand in the United States. According to ABC News, there were 38,000 Mexican restaurants in the United States and 1,145 in Florida alone in 2011. Winter Garden is no exception to this craving for Mexican, housing a wide variety of unique Mexican restaurants, each with their own taste and flavor. Journalism X decided to go out and sample some of the Mexican restaurants Winter Garden has to offer. First up on our list was Taquitos Jaliscos, a staple in the Winter...

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A New Comic Book Universe

A New Comic Book Universe The Chronicles of Zelaria Peter Smith, art director at Crimson Fables Studios, is coming out with a new and exciting series of comic books called “The Chronicles of Zelaria”. Zelaria, according to Smith, is a fairytale driven world, where all iconic, and some newly created characters, dwell together in harmony. His target audience is not only adults but children, too. Smith feels that the treasured characters of his childhood have been revamped by modern storytellers that are making the characters appear darker and not necessarily appropriate for children. The goal of Zelaria is to...

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The New Normal?

Photo Credit: Jake Cuomo The New Normal? The increase of mental health issues in adolescents and how it’s being handled. Teenagers are often stereotyped as moody. Eye rolls, phone obsession, sleep deprivation, and a general lack of enthusiasm is what’s expected of most teenagers. However, how to address a situation in which moodiness transforms into something more, like anxiety, depression, or eating disorders, is an issue on the mind of many specialists and parents today. Adolescent mental health statistics are on the rise. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 20% of youths ages 13-18 live with a mental...

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Dressing up Disney

Dressing up Disney Matthew Davidson, one of two costume directors at Disney , “Dresses up” characters that are decades old or fresh from the story board.   Matthew Davidson never suspected that he would be one of the two costume directors for Walt Disney World as a child. He never even knew it was his passion until he was already employed. Costuming had never crossed his mind, but Disney was always where he had wanted to be. First, he was aspiring to be an animator, but he was worried about the risk of being stuck doing the “in-betweening” for...

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Library 2.0

LIBRARY 2.0 The Winter Garden Branch of the Orange County Library System goes above and beyond when it comes to accepting advances in technology and encouraging people to read. A library is often thought of as a place where people can go to unwind with a book. However, what you may not know is that libraries have so much more to offer. The Winter Garden Branch of the Orange County Library System goes above and beyond when it comes to accepting advances in technology and encouraging people to read. When walking into this library, benevolent staff members greet customers...

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