The VOX Blog

4 reasons to play sports in high school

Posted By: Tyler Sutton · 7/22/2014 3:33:00 PM

When you are playing a sport, it keeps you active. It can be good for your health because it keeps your heart rate up. Have you ever played a sport before and felt more energized the next day? I know I have during swim season. When you stay active and hydrated, your body feels better than laying in the bed with a bag of cheese puffs in a dark room for hours at a time. Playing a sport can also help you mentally by releasing endorphins in the brain, which will keep you calm, help depression and cause you to sleep better. Playing sports like swimming, basketball, volleyball, track and soccer helps me keep busy and keeps my metabolism up. Sports are recommended because you will feel energetic.

Sports are also good to do if you love to work on teams. Teamwork is a big part of most sports. There ...

Summer at its end

Posted By: Lucy Rodriguez · 7/22/2014 3:22:00 PM

Everything comes to an end. I guess sometimes you just wish that not everything had to end – at least not so fast, right? I know I wouldn’t want my ice cream to melt as fast. So there you are having fun during this wonderful summer. Maybe you’re just on Netflix for the whole day, or could it be that you went to the beach with the family or friends? How about a road trip? I wonder what you did during the summer? Did you get to do everything you wanted to do? Maybe you didn’t get a chance to everything you wanted. Whatever the case might be, I bet you at least did something you wanted to do although you may not have done everything, at least you did one.

There are so many things to do during summer, but now it has come to an end. I mean ...

Out with the junk food and in with the health food

Posted By: Manuel Portillo · 7/21/2014 1:55:00 PM

“Go get the mail,” your mother yells at you while you are resting your tired body on the couch from a long day of binge watching all six seasons of “Gossip Girl.” As you drag your out of shape body to the mailbox you think to yourself, “Dang I need to work out.” Then you go and throw yourself back on the couch with a bag of chips to finish watching “Gossip Girl.” Everybody, at some point in their lives, says “I going to start to work out!” but like most people, including myself, plans of going to the gym fall through. Even if you start a regular workout routine we forget that what we put in our bodies is one of the biggest factors for our health.

In order to get that beach-god body we all want, we have to get all the bad, nasty junk food out of ...

"Get a grip, get a life and get over it!"

Posted By: Manuel Portillo · 7/18/2014 3:08:00 PM

S***tface. F****t. F**k. A**hole. S**t. We have all been called words like these at some point in our lives. They are not the things we want to hear everyday but it happens. They may hurt a little, but we eventually move on and forget about them. It’s never a good idea to keep these feelings cooped up inside of us because that can lead to some bad actions.

Being the outgoing, energetic person that I am, I hear some of the rudest comments you could imagine when I’m walking down the street. At times it can be discouraging to hear these offensive words, but if I were to think about them over and over and let them get to me, I don’t know where I’d be now. Being active citizen of the 21st century, I’ve seen cases where young teenagers go to extremes, like running away – or even worse, ...

3 places to get sweet treats this summer

Posted By: Tyler Sutton · 7/17/2014 3:03:00 PM

Many people want a yummy, sweet treat, but don’t know where to go. So here are a few places in Atlanta that sell treats that will satisfy your taste buds!

The first place on my list is called Pinkberry, which sells delicious frozen and Greek yogurt. They have several locations in Georgia as well as many other states. In Atlanta, they have four locations located in Akers Mill, Buckhead, Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, Lenox Square Mall and Buckhead. They have many handcrafted options for you to choose from, including banana split, s’mores, watermelon cooler to butter pecan, hot chocolate and strawberry banana. They also sell smoothies, waffle cones and shakes. As they say, this frozen yogurt is a “taste worth obsessing over!” And if you can’t make it to one of their local stores, they cater so go get your frozen yogurt today!

The next place is Mae’s Bakery located ...