The Chronicle Lifestyle by Mahala Goodwin Staff Reporter Spring break fell a little later than usual this year. “Everyone was ready for the break by the time it finally rolled around,” Shelly Norden, publications adviser, said. Spring break took place April 15-19. While some students traveled overseas, others traveled south to warmer weather and the beach. Senior Carlyn Schneider spent her break in Ireland. “I was excited to go pub hopping and see the sights with my dad,” Schneider said. Junior Lacey Bauckman spent her spring break in France. “I saw the Eiffel tower,” Bauckman said. Senior Alexis Denson spent a week in Turks and Caicos with her family. “We went on a cruise to see the third largest coral reef in the world,” Denson said. “We went snorkeling and took pictures. The water was super clear.” Many students headed south to Florida where they relaxed on the beach. Senior Meghan Meador’s drove to the Florida panhandle. “We were only three hours from New Orleans, so we drove April 2019 Students are refreshed and ready to finish up the school year Soaking Up the Sun Over Spring Break home. “We went to Medieval Times in Maryland,” Duckett said. “The best part was eating with our hands. I had a whole chicken, corn on the cob, tomato soup, and garlic bread. We also watched the Nats play the Pirates.” Girls lacrosse practiced for three days over the break. Sophomore Marley Rowell attended one practice and had to make up the two that she missed. “I knew that I was going to New Jersey for photo from Carly Herbert Islands and beaches were a big focus for Spring Break this year. Visiting Saint Pete, Florida, seniors Carly Herbert and Harper Crater, juniors Ruby Wrigley and Lily McIntire, and sophomore Audrey Rader soak up the sun for their break. there for a night,” Meador said. “The best part was going to Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans. That was the first time I ever had a beignet. I was expecting a funnel cake but it was a lot thicker and very sweet - with a ton of powered sugar on it.” Sophomore Chloe Cochran traveled to Orange Beach, Florida with her family. She took her friend Sophie Galitsky with her. “My favorite part was going to the Flora Bama and listening to bands,” Cochran said. Seniors Harper Crater and Carly Herbert, junior McIntyre, and sophomore Audrey Rader spent the week in St. Petersburg. ago,” “We planned it out months “The McIntyre said. best part was hanging out at the beach all day with my friends and getting a break from school.” Sophomore Jaden Rivera was one of the few who headed north for her break. Rivera visited her brother in New York City. “My brother goes to NYU,” Lily Rivera said. “We walked around the city. We also went to DUMBO [down under the Manhattan Bridge overpass] which is famous area in Brooklyn.” German exchange student Richard Meseg spent his break a little closer to home. “I went hiking at Old Rag one day,” Meseg said. “I also went to University of Mary Washington and spent time playing soccer with friends to try to stay in shape.” Seniors Kaylee Duckett and Sean Kennedy also stayed break,” Rowell said, “so I ran a mile before break. Then, I stayed after practice for 30 minutes on another day, to make up the time that I missed.” Senior Sydney Sherman used the break to pick up shifts at her job. “I worked up to 12 hours each day,” Sherman said. “I made a lot of money, but I already spent all of it.” Other students used their break to catch up on much needed sleep. “I didn’t travel anywhere,” senior Tally Moore-Prince said. “I spent a lot of time sleeping in and hanging out with my boyfriend.” Spring break provided students with the energy to finish up the last few weeks. Cutting Pounds With the Famous Keto Diet Is the process of the Keto Diet really worth the weight loss? by Noah Feno Assistant Features Editor With summertime just riaround the corner, students will do anything to get their “summer bod.” Diets are a way that some students are beginning to get in shape. While a lot of diets can be just fads that don’t quite work, others are showing a lot of potential. One of these is the keto diet. Keto consists of eating fatty foods and protein and cutting out almost all carbs to shred fat. Many students started this diet when it became popular, and others have started more recently. Only time will tell how well lthe diet works. Senior Javier Medina, Jr. is one of these newcomers to the diet. “I’ve been on keto for about 3 weeks now,” Medina said. “I plan to keep doing it for a few months though.” Junior Valerie Broadhurst has been following the diet a little longer than Medina and is seeing the benefits. “I’ve been on keto for a little over a month,” Broadhurst said. “I’m glad to see the results I’m getting.” Senior Logan Morris has been on and off on the diet. “I started it before the football season, but once the season started I needed the carbs for the quick energy for practices and games.” Morris also understands the science behind how the diet does its magic. “Keto is a process where you eat little to no carbohydrates every day,” Morris explained. “After a few days of that, your body enters a state of ketosis where fat storages are eaten away.” This carb restriction is very difficult and if it’s slipped up once, the process must be started over. The one complaint about the diet is how hard to stay on top of it. “I stay with my meal plans to get the results I desire,” Medina said. “Sure, it’s hard, but you have to grind to get what you want.” It is a little harder to keep up perfectly after keeping it up for so long. “I stay on track with my meal plans, but I still have to indulge in myself here and there,” Broadhurst said. “It’s hard to have to put down the Oreos.” While the majority of people use it as a way to lose weight, Morris gains weight while on the diet. “I stay on the diet even when I’m in the bulking periods of my workout plans,” Morris said. “I’ll be gaining muscle weight, but it keeps it to just muscle and not any fat that I usually get while bulking up. This keeps me toned and looking huge, so I recommend it to anyone tryWhat diets have you tried in the past? “I’ve tried mostly carb diets, but it’s not good.” Connor Dale freshman 10 Lifestyle “I have done a gluten free diet, and it was terrible.” Peter Nosal junior “I’ve tried being vegetarian once. It didn’t work.” Marielle Cusson freshman “I didn’t eat sugar for a week, and it was awesome.” Hazen Griffin freshman ing to lose weight or just trying to look toned around your muscles.” Even with how hard it may be, these students still recommend the diet for anyone wanting to burn fat and lose weight. “I highly recommend keto for anyone who can keep track on what they are eating, because they will start to see the results quickly,” Medina said. Keto is a great way to cut down on some pounds for the people who are committed to getting the body they want. However, it is not for everyone, so it’s up to personal opinion and choice on whether or not to start the diet. by Daniel Stell Staff Reporter “I eat salads every day but Friday is my cheat day.” Kai Daniels junior

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