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Author: Shelby Beck

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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Four Generations of Oranges

Four Generations of Oranges Heller Bros. Packing Corp. Eight years ago, the Heller Brother’s production of oranges was 250 million boxes.  However, this year they expect to produce only 54 million boxes due to Citrus Greening. The Heller Bros. Packing Corp has been producing quality citrus crops for four generations and vice president, Alex Heller, is continuing the family business.       Brothers Isidore and Murray Heller started the business in 1911, along with their tomato company, Pacific Tomato Growers, which grow a variety of tomatoes along with strawberries.  Since then, the label on all their produce has been easily distinguishable...

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