In 2012, a young girl by the name of Malala Yousafzai captured our attention when she was shot in the head by the Taliban… and survived. The now 16 year old was shot for fighting for women’s right to education, but how did it get that far?
Since the death of 46 year old actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, the cause of death was suspected to be murder related. Four individuals were arrested, while searching for whomever sold the drugs to Hoffman, Wednesday the fifth of February on charges of possession and distribution of controlled substances. Among the drugs there were more than 350 bags of heroin that were seized.
Submitted by Ashley B on December 6, 2012 - 12:25am
34% of teenage women will get pregnant each year under the age of twenty. Of that 34%, 80% of the pregnancies are unplanned (teenhelp.com). Teen pregnancy is a growing problem in society because teenagers are having children when they aren’t fully grown themselves. Taking a financial and emotional burden on at a young age causes a continuous struggle that even adults, at an older more prepared stage in their life, have to try to balance to ensure happiness for themselves and their child.
Submitted by Bernice D on October 10, 2012 - 9:54pm
Based on recent studies, the influences of parents, peers, and media on adolescent girls is far higher than the influence on adolescent boys. Particularly the mother has the greatest influence on their daughters’ appearance, eating practices, and their self-esteem. Researchers also show that daughters who are bulimic or have some type of eating disorder are likely to have been compelled or pressured to by their own mothers (Marita P. McCabe, 2003).