Football Players Risk Concussion and Brain Disease

Repetitive head injuries and concussions caused by multiple head blows have been proven to result in brain diseases such as chronictraumatic encephalopathy which often lead to suicidal thoughts, memory loss, depression, dementia, and premature death. Football is a very aggressive sport, and it is one of the leading causes for several sorts of brain injuries…

Teenage Drunk Driving Statistics

At least 60% of all teens killed in car accidents were either under the influence of alcohol, hit by a drunk driver, or riding with a drunk driver, and although drunk driving fatalities in the U.S. have decreased by 52%, under aged drinking still remains an issue. Today, alcohol is easily accessible to teens whether…

A Plethora of Genres

Today, society categorizes people into certain genres of music based on their race. However, this marginalization is just another way used to separate the diversity currently present in our country when it should be celebrated. Statistically, the majority of hip hop music listeners are of the black population and the majority of country music listeners…

Eating Disorder

In the United States alone, over 20 million women and 10 million men have suffered from an eating disorder usually between the ages of 13 to 17 years.Yet, why are teenagers so vulnerable to this serious issue? Well, as teens in today‚Äôs world, the pressures of being skinny as a girl and muscular as a…

Self-Image

I think that self-image is one of the biggest issues that teens face today. We are all constantly bashed with society’s opinions on what we should look or be like, and its effects are devastating. Serious self-esteem and social issues arise from this, more commonly in girls rather than guys, but it has been reported…

Ashton Kutcher’s Thorn Organization

Ashton Kutcher and his ex-wife Demi Moore founded an organization to put an end to sex trafficking and child exploition on the internet. They named the organization Thorn, and since its debut, over 6,000 trafficking victims have been rescued as well as about 2,000 traffickers captured. Tech companies including Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo, Snapchat, and…

Dancer: A Documentary on Sergei Polunin

Sergei Polunin is one of the most talented male ballet dancers from Ukraine who devoted his life to ballet at a very young age. His dedication led him to becoming the youngest principal dancer, age 19, at the Royal Ballet in London. Two years later, he left the company because of the discipline, physical stress…

High School Graduation Rate Reaches All Time High

Over the past decade, the rate of high school graduates has been steadily increasing and is currently at 83.2% in the nation! This is a remarkable growth with the highest graduation rates in Iowa at 90.8%, New Jersey at 89.7%, and Texas at 89%. This generation has definitely shown their great value their education and…

California Livin’

This past summer, my family and I vacationed in Los Angles, California for a week, and I literally had the time of my life! The weather was perfect; and the views were breathtaking. It was as if all of the troubles that worried me in my day-to-day life were no longer relevant. I wasn’t simply…

The Steady Increase of Orphans

There are over 140,000,000 million orphaned children in the world housed in orphanages that are overpopulated with abandoned children, but despite the many orphanages throughout the world, neglected children are still left on the streets, sold into trafficking, or forced into labor. In addition, the large number of orphans is greatly influenced by the Chinese…

Native American Appreciation Day

Columbus Day should definitely be replaced by a more fitting holiday for the real founders of the Americas, the Native Americans. The natives were forced out of their own land by explorers like Columbus who abused, raped, and took advantage of the natives and their resources. Celebrating this horrid treatment is offensive and appalling towards…

Bearing the Weight of the Past

When Hester and Dimmesdale met in the forest, they experienced the same passion and happiness that they once had together seven years before. This meeting brought back so many of their dormant emotions that they both doubted whether they were truly together and even questioned if they were ghosts, and Hester even removed her scarlet…