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by: Eli A.

The world is sexist. Period. Nah, but for real people judge each other for any reason, and one of those things is gender. There are so many double standards, not to mention assumptions that people make. For example, men are expected to hold the door and pay for dinner, but really if people want equality people should take turns.

It’s strange to me the same women who expect men to do stuff for them, wouldn’t return the favor. They want to have equal rights to men, such as getting payed the same amount.


 
 
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by: Jahlil J.

I want to start off by saying that money is a very essential thing in life, which is something that most people fail  to realize. I hate when folks say cliches such as "money is the root of all evil" or "money isn't everything." Though I can kinda agree with the last statement, comments of that nature bring me to ask questions like “without money how would you eat? How would you provide shelter for yourself? How would you be able to afford basic things a person needs like shoes and clothes?”.


 
 
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by: Shyra G.

Rapper T.I., alongside his wife Tiny and children took a picture for Touch Magazine. The photo shows the family posing in a way similar to that of a photo taken of the fictional Huxtable family from “The Cosby Show.”  T.I. has declared his show, which documents him and his family, “The Hip-Hop Cosby show.” This has been a topic discussed on Street Soldiers, a Bay Area radio show that airs every Sunday on 106 KMEL FM. The biggest question on this show was “Is this a good comparison?”


 
 
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by: Eva D.

Bay Area has great public transportation. There’s AC Transit (bus) and BART (Bay Area Rapid Transportation). They are both extremely convenient because you can look up the times the bus comes, and it almost always come around that time. When you walk around the Bay Area, you might see a packed bus or bus stop. Someone might be wondering, why do so many people use public transportation? 




 
 
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by: Shyra G.

What is the difference between the youth today and the youth from the earlier age (50's- 80's)? The difference is that the youth today have more academic challenges and the youth from the earlier age have more social challenges.

Imagine growing up in the 50’s. There was segregation in schools, no civil rights yet, more families who own small farms and more racial killings, hate crimes and injustices. Children from the 50’s of all races would enroll into college at the minimum age of 14. Now, let's fast forward back into the year of 2012. There is desegregation in schools, there are civil rights and more jobs are available. However, change has come, academic level requirements are more complex. So what does that mean? This means the bar has raised for all of us, but responsibility is an issue still.


 
 
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by: Davina L.

February 1st until February 29th marks teen dating  violence awareness month. Some teens express there feelings to their partners in different ways. In this case some teens use violence to express their feelings. 



 
 
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by: Clarence W.

I believe Chris brown got blamed for everything. Almost got his career flushed down the drain because he hit Rihanna. Don't get me wrong, he was out of pocket for that. But I'm still stuck, wondering, why was everyone so quick to point the finger and so slow to get the whole story.


 
 
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by: Jojo G.

So, at the Childhood Obesity Conference in San Diego, the youth came together and had a the Conference had nothing to do young people! Some youth had said that the sessions were not youth friendly, and there was a need for more youth presenters. "I feel like I'm on the outside, looking in," expressed one young person. Other feelings were that the adults talk too much, and need to interact better with the audience. 


 
 
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by: Maya D.

A friend of mine recently showed me Rihanna’s new music video for her single “S&M”. The song is extremely provocative and so the video of course is risqué as well. There are people being bound and gagged, Perez Hilton is being walked on leash (a pretty disturbing sight, if you ask me) and there are lots of whips and chains and other S&M paraphernalia. All images that go very well with the lyrics to her song:

“I may be bad but I’m perfectly good at it. Sex in the air, I don’t care I love the smell of it. Stick and stones may break my bones but whips and chains excite me.”


 
 
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Obesity is very serious health problem in America. Only here are our people so poor that we are gaining weight living below the poverty line. In most other countries, living in poverty means getting skinnier. So with this information, we can conclude that the real problem lies within the nutrients of the food that we take in. How can we eat healthy when the cost of being healthy is so high? Not everyone can afford it.

Why are we broke? Because the cost of healthy eating is much more than purchasing unhealthy foods like a $1 burger at McDonald's. When we try to eat healthy, it’s like the cost of an arm and a leg. The cost of fresh fruits and vegetables increased 188%. The cost of Soda only increased 20%. Take your kids to Whole Foods and check out the prices of organic foods. Wouldn’t McDonald's prices look better to you?