Cat Talk

Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith, Co Editor-in-Chief

Hey, I'm Sydney! I'm a senior here at Millbrook, and this is my third year on the Cat Talk staff. Aside from newspaper, I'm passionate about tutoring refugee elementary school children with a volunteer organization called Refugee Hope Partners. At Millbrook, I'm committed to the National Honor Society, Women in STEM, and an officer position in the English Honor Society. I'm also a member of the IB Diploma Programme. I love books, coffee, music, yoga, movies, running, working out, cooking, and spending time with my friends. This year, I'm so excited to be a co-editor-in-chief of the newspaper. Thanks for reading the Cat Talk!

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Listing a number of tasks and their allotted times of completion, these daily schedules show several habits that can be maintained with a few simple steps. Some of these include assigning cues and rewards to your habits, using the results of your goals to stay motivated, and using friends and family as a source of support and encouragement.

Creating habits

November 4, 2019
Featuring a multitude of different types of workouts, the fitness app Sworkit provides routines for strength, cardio, yoga, stretching, and more. Sworkit is great for those who do not have time to hit the gym but want to fit a workout in on the daily.

Living Fit: Sworkit

November 4, 2019
Devoting time to self-awareness and mindful breathing, this woman engages in a peaceful meditation session, letting her thoughts come and go freely. Meditation is one of the many beneficial forms of self-care, a practice imperative to general happiness.

Living Fit

March 20, 2019
 Positioned in a clock rotation, these foods resemble the fundamentals of intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting is based on a cycle of alternating between a fed state and a fasted state in order to allow a vast range of health benefits to take effect.

Living Fit

March 17, 2019
Arranged in an array of colors, pictured are raw, wholesome fruits and vegetables, many of which have been grown for centuries. The Paleo Diet, inspired by the lifestyle of ancient humans, includes eating foods like these, along with grass-fed meats, seafood, nuts, seeds, and healthy oils.

Living Fit

October 29, 2018
Made with wheatgrass for iron, calcium, magnesium, amino acids, chlorophyll, and vitamins A, C, and E, this juice shot fights harmful bacteria in the digestive system and boosts the immune system. Wellness shots have a variety of benefits depending on the ingredients, hence the popularity of the small, but powerful, concentrated shots.

Living Fit

October 16, 2018
Located in North Ridge Shopping Center, Salt and Lime welcomes countless local customers every day. The authentic Baja Mexican restaurant offers unique dishes featuring both modern seafood options and traditional Mexican foods.

Critic’s Corner

May 22, 2018
Created by Coach East’s fans, the logo for #JusticeForEast was created to protest the firing of beloved teacher Coach East. He was fired due to threats to students and assigning unconstitutional projects.

Coach East fired

April 1, 2018
Representing the I Believe in Raleigh movement, the mural is painted across the back of the picturesque Sola Coffee Café. Sola is the perfect place for anyone looking for a cozy, laid-back dining experience and a taste of some of the best food in Raleigh.

Critic’s Corner

March 25, 2018
Engaging with her audience, freshman Abbey Shanahan confidently delivers a speech.

Speak up!

March 16, 2018
Working diligently behind the counter, the employees of Two Roosters Ice Cream make all their ice cream from scratch. Overhanging the store is their menu, which features one-of-a-kind flavors, like Coffee and Cream Swirl, Blackberry Hibiscus, and Sola Cinnamon Donut.

Critic’s Corner

March 15, 2018
Enjoying the homey setting, customers at North Ridge Pub relish their delicious, appetizing meals. Known for their delicious variety of food and outstanding service, North Ridge Pub continues to serve the Raleigh community by offering a unique, family-friendly dining experience.

Critic’s Corner

January 10, 2018
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