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Culture Over Coffee, Episode #31: Gym Girls

Hosts Oskar Barudin and Quinn Russell talk about how the gym has influenced confidence and health in girls. Our guest star will be Alexa Schneider!

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Oskar Barudin
Oskar Barudin, News Editor
Oskar Barudin is a senior at Pleasant Valley High School and serves as the News Editor of the Spartan Shield. In his academic career at Pleasant Valley he has enjoyed the challenge of high level courses, with Government and Spanish being his favorite classes. Outside of school, Oskar is involved in his community, and gives back when he can. He is a frequent blood donor for Impact Life, and volunteers for World Relief during the summer, helping refugee families from around the world. Oskar enjoys participating in and watching sports, being outdoors, and working out. He is invested in spending time with his friends, family and dog. Oskar is excited to contribute to the Spartan Shield and finish his senior year at Pleasant Valley High School!  
Quinn Russell
Quinn Russell, Design Manager
Quinn Russell is currently a Senior at Pleasant Valley High School, and this is her first year participating in Spartan Shield. Her job within Spartan Shield is Design Manager. Quinn wants to be able to express her views on the world and her ideas. She wants to send the message to students to enjoy life while it lasts. Quinn adores art. Recently, her favorite media to use are oil paints. She loves to paint her emotions and use bright colors. Other than art, there is nothing better than a good book! Quinn is an avid romance reader; some of her favorites include  Beach Read by Emily Henry, The Spanish Love Deception by Elena Armas, and How To Say Goodbye In Robot by Natalie Stanford. Instead of being curled up with a book or a paintbrush, she loves to hang out with her friends. Quinn is enthralled to be working on Spartan Shield as Design Manager. 
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Culture Over Coffee, Episode #31: Gym Girls