Alecia Gortsema

Alecia Gortsema

Are You Working Out Too Much?

While physical exercise is an essential element of a healthy mind and body, resting is of equal importance. Adequate rest is crucial for achieving fitness and physique goals, and over-exercising may lead to injuries, a suppressed immune system, and even addiction.

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Illinois Bans ‘Ghost Guns’

Ghost guns, those without a serial number that cannot be easily traced, have been banned in Illinois, making it the first Midwest state to do so. Ghost guns are to be assembled at home and leave no record of their ownership.

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PGA Championship Ends in a 3-hole Playoff

Country Club from May 19 to May 22. Although the event was supposed to take place at the Trump National Golf Club Bedminster, it was moved to the Southern Hills Country Club after the storming of the US Capitol. The PGA Championship is 1 of 4 men’s professional golf major championships.

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Pete Davidson and Kate McKinnon Leave ‘SNL’

After their lengthy careers on Saturday Night Live, comedians Pete Davidson and Kate McKinnon said goodbye to the show during the season finale this past weekend. Pete Davidson started his career with SNL at the age of 20 in 2014, making him one of the youngest cast members, and admitted that he, “had no idea what I was doing” when he first began. Despite his fair share of controversial comments, Davidson has remained a fan favorite and is sad to be leaving his SNL family.

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Formula Shipment Arrives in the U.S.

The first baby formula shipment has finally arrived from Europe to the United States following a shortage that has concerned parents across the nation. Since Abbott Laboratories issued a recall and closed its manufacturing plant in February, the United States has experienced one of the largest baby formula shortages in recent history. As announced on Thursday, May 19, the Biden Administration made an agreement with Nestlé to transfer roughly 1.5 million 8 oz. bottles of infant formula.

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Op-Ed: The Downsides to a Keto Diet

While many individuals, particularly those in the fitness community, are jumping on the keto diet bandwagon, I will not be climbing aboard. And here’s why. The ketogenic diet, first created in the 1920s as a treatment for epilepsy, has become a popular fad diet for those looking to lose weight or improve diseases, typically related to the brain or diabetes.

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The Sanctions Imposed on Russia

According to the Council on Foreign Relations, an economic sanction is, “the withdrawal of customary trade and financial relations for foreign- and security purposes.” Those in favor of implanting sanctions believe they are an essential and effective foreign policy tool, whereas others argue that they are rather pointless and can cause collateral damage.

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Designer of Marilyn Monroe’s Iconic Dress Disproves Kim Kardashian Wearing it at the 2022 Met Gala

The annual Met Gala, held on the first Monday in May, is sure to turn heads
yearly. This past gala, themed gilded glamour, was absolutely no exception, largely
because of reality star Kim Kardashian. Every year, A-list celebrities from all
walks of fame strut the red carpet in audacious, unique, and oftentimes
controversial attire.

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A Beginner’s Guide to NYC Sports Teams

Are you moving to New York and aren’t quite sure who to root for? Or you just want to impress your significant other? Asking for a friend, of course. Either way, we’ve got you covered with a beginner’s guide to NYC professional sports teams.

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The FDA Takes Action to Improve Baby Formula Shortage 

With the United States supplying 98% percent of baby formula, families across the nation are left stressed, panicked, and confused about what to feed their babies due to the recent shortage. Since millions of babies rely solely on formula for nutrients, their health and safely has been at risk since the shortage began in February when Abbott Nutrition recalled major formula brands and halted production at vital plan

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The Importance of Developing a Morning Routine

Picture this: It’s 7AM when you wake up and check your phone. Your boss has requests, your mom sent you a Bible verse, your sister wants to know if you can watch her dog, and your grandpa got the Wordle in four tries. (Why is everyone up so early?) You go from a blissful dream, or maybe not so blissful, to having a full inbox and heightened cortisol when it is already biologically at its peak.

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Individuals Pleading for Gun Reform Following Buffalo Shooting

Following the mass shooting that killed 10 people in Buffalo, New York, on May 14th, 2022, President Biden is facing urgent demands to reform gun control. The tragic hate crime occurred at a supermarket in a predominately black community and the suspect’s actions are said to be “pure evil.” Biden describes how the suspect was “armed with weapons of war and hate-filled soul.”

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