by Tierra M.
I don't feel that it has ever been right for a woman, man, or even a child to feel like they have to sell their body because they have no other way to get any money. It doesn’t make any sense for them to just be sent to jail; that alone doesn’t solve anything.
All it does in my eyes is make them feel like less of a person. Where is the lesson in that? They have to be taught that there are other ways; more positive ways to get money.
by Elizabeth M.
A new single has come out. It's called "Dirty Laundry' by Kelly Rowland. Rowland sings about her experience with abuse in the past, as well as her moments of jealousy.
Many have accused Rowland of being jealous of her former Destiny's Child singing partner, Beyonce. She says in her song, "While my sister was on the stage killin' it like a motherf***er / I was enraged, feeling it like a motherf***er."
by Chris B.
To me, a Healthy relationship is not only when one person loves and cares for their mate, but when the feeling is mutual. It’s when someone can point at their boyfriend or girlfriend and be proud to say that they date that person. When someone says the word love I just start thinking about cute pictures on FaceBook of couples wearing matching clothes and making kissy faces to each other. Or when you see a screenshot of a sweet message that one sent to the other. Some people that go to my school say that a healthy relationship is when they don't have a problem with money. I have had healthy relationships without spending 1 dollar or having to ask one another for money.
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.
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.
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.
A lot of people get deeply involved and sometimes lost in the relationship they are in. I know I’ve been there. The question is how can you still “Do You” and be in that relationship? Is it possible? Can you work on the things you need to work on with your partner, or do you need your space to handle your business?
by Shyra Gums
According to CNN, a company that reports U.S as well as world news, a story about Chris Brown renewing his friendship with Rihanna is considered to be and can be found under the category of “breaking news.”
Meanwhile, in Oakland, 7 people are killed within the first week of October. And what’s most unsettling about this is that most of the victims’ stories were not even reported on the local ABC 7 news report. Looking at stories being reported about everything from Chris Brown to Kardashians, while other more serious topics get little to no attention made me ask this question: Should news companies be taken seriously?
By: Chris Pressley
Cheating is a very questionable and confusing topic. Just about everybody has their own meaning of cheating. Some people think doing small things with someone other than your partner isn't cheating, while others may say doing big things with someone other than your partner is cheating. I also have my own concept of what cheating is. I think cheating is basically doing almost anything you have to hide from your partner or wouldn’t do in front of your partner.
By: Josefine Charles-Harris
There are a lot of different aspects to a relationship and key things are needed to make a healthy one. Most people want a loving relationship to feel loved so they can give it back.
However, just like life... relationships are COMPLICATED and there are things people don't always take into consideration. In my opinion, there are 4 main things that are need in a relationship which are: communication, balance, commitment and trust. I believe when any one of these are missing it becomes a lot harder to have the solid, good, healthy relationship you are looking for.