by Rayana Godfrey
If you'd asked my opinion on long-distance relationships a few years ago, my answer would've been something along the lines of, "they never work." I would probably laugh in your face, and go on with my day.
As harsh as that sounds, I thought I was right. I believed that attempting to dedicate yourself to someone you couldn't see frequently was a very foolish idea. But now, I've changed my mind.
by Eli A.
Love is something that you cannot see. It is something you feel, but not physically. It’s really an emotion.
Love is really when you are past liking something or someone. It is a higher level of a relationship. When you are really in love you like the person for who they are and you are able to compromise with them. Also you feel good when you are with them; basically, you want to spend time with them because you feel good in their company.
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.
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.
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 Michael Bracy
Do you think trust plays an important role in relationships? I do
Trust is the foundation of any relationship. It helps you build and is a major component of having respect for one another. Being able to communicate and being open minded. When you’re able to communicate with one another the confidence, trust, and sense of security expands
by Shyra Gums
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?”