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Three Big Words
By Amelia B. on June 12th, 2012 | Comments(21)
Your parents have probably said it to you a thousand times.  I love you.  Those three words seem like no big deal as you’re leaving for school.  Those three ‘little’ words, however, don’t feel so little when saying it for the first time in a romantic way.  Speaking…
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When a Relationship Ends, Should You De-friend?
By Amber M. on June 6th, 2012 | Comments(28)
Struggling with whether or not to de-friend your ex?  If you can check off ANY of the following boxes then I’d say yes.     You NEED them out of your life. Sometimes a break up is so overwhelming that you need to call it quits cold turkey. None of this “we’ll be friends”…
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Sex and the city: Holla' for the dollar
By Makeda T. on May 31st, 2012 | Comments(0)
Members of the Youth Leadership Teamvisit Washington, DC three times a year.  On their second visit, they attend meetings on Capitol Hill to meet with their Congresspeople and to educate them about teen pregnancy prevention.  This is Makeda’s story of her visit to the Hill.  The…
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16 and Pregnant Season 4: Kristina
By Roxanne on May 30th, 2012 | Comments(9)
I hope everyone had a box of tissues with them to get through this episode. This episode kept my eyes watering from beginning to end.  We quickly learn that Kristina has been through a lot over the past few months. Not only is she five months pregnant, but a couple of months ago, she lost her fiancé,…
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Prioritizing When You Have a Boyfriend/Girlfriend
By Colin A. on May 29th, 2012 | Comments(10)
What does your typical day look like?   Get enough sleep to feel energized to take on the day.  stay awake through at least most of geometry. Wake up with enough time to shower, get dressed, and eat breakfast. do one of the three. Take out the trash. Go to soccer practice. Have dinner with…
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My Experience on Capitol Hill
By Ben R. on May 24th, 2012 | Comments(0)
For all of you that haven’t been to Washington, DC, the home of our federal government and pretty much any “National Museum of ____” you could think of, it’s an awesome city.  Recently, I traveled there for the second of my Youth Leadership Team meetings, and I was fortunate…
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16 and Pregnant Season 4: Devon
By Roxanne on May 23rd, 2012 | Comments(3)
A mom, her four children, a daughter’s boyfriend, an infant grandchild, another grandchild on the way, and occasionally her ex-husband all under one roof. Let’s add that up, that’s 8 going on 9. Anyone living in that home is bound to go crazy, but sometimes you just have to make it…
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The Fashion Advice I Wish I Had at 15
By Amber M. on May 22nd, 2012 | Comments(10)
  There’s nothing more annoying than being told what to wear.  When I was 15, if my mom or dad (or anyone else) told me that what I was wearing was too revealing I would roll my eyes and tell them to get a life: Seriously? Stay out of my business and find something more productive to…
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“Hill Day”=Definitely Good Stuff
By Allison G. on May 17th, 2012 | Comments(0)
  It is not everyday we as teenagers get to rub elbows with the policymakers and leaders of our country. It is not everyday we as constituents get to call on the people who represent our interests and beliefs and tell them what is important to us. And it is not everyday we get to be a voice for…
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16 and Pregnant Season 4: Sabrina
By Stay Teen on May 16th, 2012 | Comments(3)
  From watching all the past episodes of 16 and Pregnant, it’s clear that being a teen mom is really difficult, but imagine being a teen mom and having your baby’s dad on the other side of the country!  Sabrina moved from Los Angeles, CA to Tennessee with her younger sister, Rebecca,…

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