Posts Tagged as "teens"

OP-ED: Should School Days Start Later?

Oct. 23, 2017 / By
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Sleep deprivation affects about 90 percent of American high school students, a poll shows.

Yes, Teens Do Read – But How Do We Get More of Them Doing It?

Mar. 27, 2017 / By
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Instead of blaming technology, we might start by look to the classroom for some answers, Youth Reporter Nia Thompson writes.

Deciding To Be a Teen Mom Was Hard, But Telling My Community Was Worse

Jul. 29, 2014 / By
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When I announced to my community that I decided to keep my baby, even though I was a teenager, I was called a “wh*re” and a “slut.” The nicer ones still said I was “careless” and “irresponsible.”

Sure, getting pregnant was an accident...

How Local Teens Are Coping Without Sex Ed

Jul. 10, 2014 / By
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The United States has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates of all the industrialized countries and nearly half of the 19 million new STDs each year effect young people aged 15 to 24 years old...

Why Teens Are The Most Stressed Out Age Group

Jun. 2, 2014 / By
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Every day Wilson High School senior Victoria Leigh has a full plate. She gets to school at 7:30 am, attends classes, holds drama club meetings during lunch, continues on with classes and then attends an AP study session in anticipation of an upcoming final exam...

LGBTQ Teens Explain What Teen Pride Means To Them

May. 29, 2014 / By
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Teen Pride is an event that happens every year the Friday before the larger Long Beach Pride event that draws more than 30,000 people a year...

Confessions of an E-Cig Salesman

May. 15, 2014 / By
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As a 20-something-year-old student, I’ve endured my share of odd jobs in the pursuit of work experience and a little extra cash...

Teens & Stress

Apr. 28, 2014 / By
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Ed Note: The American Psychological Association recently released the findings of their 2013 Stress In America Survey and the results were surprising...

It Can Wait: One Teen’s Attempt To End Texting While Driving

Jan. 21, 2014 / By
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After two car accidents killed seven youth in Long Beach last Memorial Day, young actress, and Wilson High School Junior Karley Cable, created a PSA video, dubbed Almost There, to promote the dangers of texting while driving among teens...

A Long Beach Teen Immigrant Story

Jan. 8, 2014 / By
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Ed. Note: The Boston Marathon bombings have raised questions over how young immigrants in this country are impacted by the experience of war and trauma in their homeland...