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By Derick C.

On March 20th, 2013 the Health Department interns presented their statements of wellness.  Wellness means to take responsibility for the quality of one’s life.  A statement of wellness could be a speech/poem, however you would like to express your opinion of wellness.  Many people had different ways that they expressed their meaning of wellness.  Some expressed it in video, some expressed it in words, the point is they showed their way of wellness.  Some people felt that writing helps express your feelings so that you won’t lash out on others, which could portray the opposite of wellness.  


 
 
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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: Alexis T.

So Alicia Keys released her CD “Girl On Fire” and there’s ONE song I like on the CD, “When Its All Over.” I like the song mainly because of the beat, and also the meaning. She is basically saying when the world is over at least she’s got to love and care for that person.

"When they lay me down/Put my soul to rest/When they ask me how I spent my life At least I got to love you When it's all over When it's all said and done."


 
 
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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 Kailynn S.

Sex can be a beautiful thing, but as soon as you make the mistake of not using protection, it may ruin your life forever . Protection, such as condoms, can prevent EVERYTHING a teenager might not want. These things could include everything from a child to a sexually transmitted infection.


 
 
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by Rayana Godfrey 

On Tuesday, Caroline Miller, along with Youth Radio and other Youth Relationship Alliance partners, proclaimed February as Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. The proclamation took place at the Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting. Though the meeting was relatively small, the events that took place were monumental for teens and adults.


 

FriENDs

02/13/2013

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By: Raven T.      

       It’s sad to say that not all friendships last forever, and forever doesn't last at all. But what I will say is that friendships can teach you a lot about yourself and help you figure out what you want and need out of life. Judging from my last 3 years in High school, my past experiences with “friends” has been completely jacked up! Most of the people I considered a friend wasn't really acting like one. Then again, everyone’s definition of a friend is not always the same.


 
 
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By: Alexis T.



I’ve been in a relationship for almost three years, but earlier this year it ended, and I’m still hurt. I try to play it off and say things like, “I’m okay,” “I don’t need him,” and “I’ma make it.” And I AM gonna make it but I’m not okay; I’m so heart broken.


 
 
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By: Quicksand
           
        Choice, it has more of an impact than you can imagine.  32% of teenage pregnancies are aborted. Pro life has been fighting for abortions to be illegal since “Roe v Wade”. 35000 u.s. teens under-aged become pregnant every year. There should not be parental consent age restrictions for abortions because  people do it anyway, It could change your life for the better, People make mistakes or don't mean it.

     


 
 
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by: Devine G.





Trust is one of the most important parts in a relationship. Without trust your relationship is bound to fail. One of the advantages of having trust in your partner is that it makes it easier to communicate.