As a junior signing up for next year’s classes, I have a lot of questions I wish people would just answer straight out instead of giving me the whole “It’s your life and they’re your choices” spiel I’ve gotten from just about every counselor, teacher, and friend that I’ve asked for advice.
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Addresses the growth in online bullying and actions victims can take to stop it
As I start the transition for my senior year, I am overwhelmed with excitement and fright.
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About 80 percent of teens date before the age of 18. But how many have the skills and wisdom to do it well?
The differences between high school and college are huge. For every benefit, though, you can expect a trade-off.
I have a long list of hopes and wishes for the year ahead but I will share only a select few. First and foremost, I anticipate reading more books. I plan to read more since I am determined to go to college for English and Communication Arts. Secondly, I hope to grow taller. I am an inch from being 5 feet tall. Thirdly, I hope to befriend more people in my senior year.
Talking about money is really hard, especially with your parents, but families need to be on the same page with what they can afford.
Students are huge targets for identity theft, so protect yourself.
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There are plenty of things I’m hoping to get out of this school year. I’m excited about senior year! When I looked at all the past seniors they looked like they’ve had so much fun and I want to experience all of that, too. That mini feeling of being the “Top of the School.” I’m scared because I know it’s my final year and I want to do extremely well but also enjoy myself. I want to accomplish having great grades in my regular classes and in the college classes I’m taking.
I believe that in life I fit in a relatively eccentric category.
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Effective communication helps restore missing links in growing chain of friendships.
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As if today’s teens don’t face enough pressure, some of them face an even tougher challenge – their parents.
Although for many people school is a dreadful occasion, I always seem to be more excited as the years pass.
Disagreeing—it happens all the time. People like to be right, and they want others to think they’re right. But when someone else doesn’t think you are correct (or the other way around), it’s OK. However, when people forget that it’s alright to disagree and don’t respond appropriately, problems occur.
Nonverbal communication makes up a significant share of how we understand one another and make ourselves understood.
Degrading comments cut deeply, but so can a bystander’s silence. If you want to help, not hurt, speak up against teasing and bullying.
"I just feel so out of control sometimes. There is so much pain, and I just need a release.” These are the words of Jason (name changed to protect identity ), a 16-year-old sophomore from a rural town outside of Boise, Idaho. Hiding his arms in the sleeves of a large zippered hoodie, Jason is a cutter. “I’m not trying to kill myself or get attention. I hide my arms so no one sees (the cuts). I don’t think my parents know I do this, but one of my friends does. I’m embarrassed that I do this, but I don’t know how else to feel better.”
Looking back on my experience with the college admissions and future planning process, the phrase “hindsight is 20/20” comes to mind.