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The student news site of Carolina Forest High School

The Prowler

The student news site of Carolina Forest High School

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Silver Streams Submissions
The Silver Streams will be updated frequently and will highlight our students’ art and writing talent. In the link below, you may submit any artwork, photography, writings, and/or music that you would like to be featured in the our on-line literary magazine.
Note: If you would like your piece formatted a certain way, you may also provide a hard copy to Ms. Twigg’s room in Tech 3.
Submit your entries to the following:  [email protected], [email protected], OR complete the Google Form
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Way To Grow


Plants are very beneficial for everyday life in many different ways. They can improve air quality, reduce stress, and increase productivity. Studies have shown that plants can boost moods, increase activity, and eliminate air pollutants, making us and our environment a better place.

Plants can improve air quality by absorbing carbon dioxide and releasing oxygen through photosynthesis. They remove harmful toxins in the air and can capture the indoor pollutants and convert them into energy. The plants do this by absorbing the pollutants through the leaves and transfer them to the roots where it is turned into a food source. Having plants in your house can help create a healthier and cleaner environment.

Some teachers have realized that their students are stressed in their classrooms so they put plants in their rooms because they can help the students focus more and they can reduce their stress levels. 

Abigail Dew, a ceramics art teacher at CF states, “I like having plants because it is good for the air quality, and I like to make my own plant pots to put them in.”

According to, being around plants can make us feel better. Studies have shown that people moving to a greener environment experience better mental health. Greener places you can go that might make you feel better can be a park, a garden, or a greenhouse. 

Lavender is an essential plant and is known for its rich fragrance and colors. People tend to buy lavender essential oils to reduce anxiety, stress relief and relaxation. Buying and using essential oils has been proven to provide a calm atmosphere. 

The snake plant (dracaena) is a popular house plant. It has pointed leaves and requires little to none attention to take care of. It is known to reduce anxiety, headaches, and respiratory problems. The snake plant can also help purify the air.

For low maintenance plants that are easy to take care of, purchase zanzibar plants, (zz plant), pothos, succulents, or aloe vera. There are many more plants that can be found that are easy and affordable to take care of.

Cailey Mertine, a junior, states, “I like having plants in my house because they are relaxing and can help create a healthier environment.”

Plants are an important resource to us and to a number of species by providing habitats. Native wildlife depends on having plants and trees as a natural protection and to provide a home. We depend on plants for oxygen and our daily lives. Plants are in the food chain that is essential for us living and animals to live and without them we would not survive.



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About the Contributor
Isabella Stachowiak
Isabella Stachowiak, Staff Writer/Media Producer
Hello! My name is Isabella Stachowiak, and I am currently a junior. This is my first year being on The Prowler, and I am so excited. I participate in many extracurriculars like cross country, track, and I'm a Panther Ambassador. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends, going to watch the sunrise, and spending time with my family. I am excited about what this spring semester will bring me!