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Future of Football and Concussion

By: Louis Steptoe October, 2017 Football is one of the most beloved Sports in the United States. For sixty minutes fans watch some of the fastest, strongest and smartest athletes battle it out for glory. Football is one of those sports were the training starts at a young age. From elementary school to college,...

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Hispanic tradition of “El Machismo” can lead to abuse

By Karla Lozano November, 2017 Ma•chis•mo /mäˈCHēzmō/, strong or aggressive masculine pride.   The tradition of machismo among Hispanic men can lead to aggression and abusive behavior towards the women in their lives.   Their sense of masculinity includes a belief in their sexual prowess and power. A machismo male feels entitled to obedience...

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Stigma of Seeking Mental Health Care Hurts Traumatized Teens

BY JANIYA BATTLE When trauma in the black community is discussed, and its causes and possible cures are talked about in public, a key topic is often left out. That would be mental health issues, the kind that are often caused or made worse by issues including physical and emotional trauma fatherlessness and sexual...

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Some teens paying a price for sneaker jones

By Berri Wilmore In 1985, NBA rookie superstar Michael Jordan played in his prototype shoe to his first sneaker, the Air Jordan 1’s. The shoes violated NBA dress code, and were effectively banned. It was the best thing to happen to the sneaker business. Jordan’s refusal to remove the shoes earned him a fine...

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Public transit woes hit low-income families hardest

    By Aliya Kaufman-Daniel December, 2017 Transportation woes  – the late buses, the derailed trains, the often-unreliable Metro system, even the crowded streets – are more than an inconvenience for low-income families and those with family members who struggle with mental or physical illness, or a combination of both. It can be the...

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Where Are The School Nurses?

By Aaron Holland April, 2019 As a parent you think if my child gets sick at school.” Hey there’s no need to worry, my child could just go to the school nurse.” Well you’re wrong, according to the National Association of Schools Nurses only about 39 percent of nurses are employed full time at...

Why Weaves are so important in the 21st Century

  By: Riley Johnson November, 2017 “And these four bundles of Brazilian straight don’t need to be left leaning.” That’s what Killumantii the rapper says in one of her songs. She is talking about hair weaves – the new hair trend of the 21st century, which has become popular all over the world. From...

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Homeschooling vs Public School

  By Xel Wooten October, 2017 In ninth grade I was homeschooled by my mom and dad. I did not like it at first because I was away from my friends. I went on lots of trips with my dad that I really enjoyed. I attended a conference called the Transatlantic Roundtable, which focuses...

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How Social Media Affects Teen Health

  By Asha Davis and Erin Burnett November, 2017 Even though we see teenagers on social media looking fine, posting their everyday activities and having fun in what seem like near-perfect lives, looks can be deceiving and social media can have negative effects on their health. The hours spent on Snapchat, Twitter, Instagram and...