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Growing up in a community where the majority of the people are a certain race—one not of your own—can be very difficult. In some scenarios, being a different race from the community isn't really something pointed out, however in others, people sometimes make it known that your background is not the same as theirs. In the documentary Somewhere Between (Goldstein Knowlton, 2011), a film about four different girls and how their lives have been after being adopted in the U.S. because of China’s “One Child Policy”, being identified solely by your race in a neighborhood is pretty common. The documentary highlights many of the ways that race was the first, if not the only, thing some people saw when looking at an Asian girl in a White community.

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For many people that haven’t experienced different cultures or are privileged enough to not have to experience hardship, it can be difficult to relate to those types of situations. The film Even the Rain (También la Lluvia) (Bollaín, 2010) shows a case of crossing borders.

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  It is known that China has been very strict concerning the amount of children that a Chinese woman can produce. This law is also known as the “One-Child Policy” and recently, it has been “loosened”. In fact, it has been stated in the BBC article named “China reforms: One-child policy to be relaxed “  that in  the future , couples wanting to have more than one child would be able to if one of them was an only child.

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When students make a transfer in their lives from adolescence to adulthood, it tends to be a very stressful part of their lives. They start to learn about themselves, are given more freedom than they know what to do with, and are also given a lot more responsibilities with that freedom. These can all be stressful events.

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Vincent Lorant and colleagues investigated how college settings influence drinking. A questionnaire was sent out to 7,015 students. The survey examined drinking Behavior, social involvement, college environmental factors, drinking norms, and drinking consequences. It was found that the college setting is a big influence for people to drink, and especially participate in binge drinking. It was found that’s students who live in dorms with many other people surrounding them, were more influenced to drink.

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In this article found on The Guardian, written by Liz Ford, the situation about young women in Africa is exposed. Actually, it is said that the situation concerning teen marriage and pregnancy is urging, because if nothing is done to help, the high rate of pregnant teen will increase of 1 million from here to 2030. In fact, this situation is highly linked to the unequality of men and women because the 15 years old girls have almost no rights on their mariiage and even their pregnancy. Fortunately, the situation is currently held by the UN and they know what is important to do.

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College is not only a place for academics and student body activities, but drinking. It is starting to become a problem on college campuses.

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In the article, Hooking Up: Sex, Dating, and Relationships on Campus by Kathleen A. Bogle, hooking up on college campuses is examined through first hand interviews of college students. Bogle’s approach to hooking up is not like most, she avoids the “moral panic” that most people feel towards hooking up, and instead researches the meaning of it to college students and what role it plays in their lives. To gain accurate information about hooking up, Bogle sat down with 76 participants. 51 of those participants were current college students, 33 women and 18 men, and 25 recent college graduates 9 women, and 16 men, all below the age of thirty. The most important finding from the interviews was that “hooking up” does not mean the same thing to everybody. Hooking up can range from just kissing to sex.

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In the article on BBC News written by Nina Lakhani, the situation of abortion that El Salvador is facing is exposed. It is said that women have the obligation to keep a baby if pregnant, and therefore abortion is illegal. Not only it is illegal but the women who are denouced are accused of murder of their child, and a case of miscarrying is therefore considered suspicious. Women who are denouced are sent to women's prison where they face their sentence for years. Even if a women is pregant by the result of a rape, abortion is not accepted.

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What is an issue that is growing so fast, it’s scary? The numbers are OFF THE SCALE! Obesity...

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The purpose of this article was to shame with the anti-gay laws in Russia. The main point that the author used to support his idea was that Russia’s failure to honor the Olympic Charter’s requirement of non-discrimination. The author also used Putin denying discrimination against the LGBT people to support his main idea. What makes the issue chosen a social problem is that it affects a group of people.

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Ted Feinberg and Nicole Robey, the authors of the article “CYBERBULLYING”, researched the legal and psychological problems of cyberbullying. They state, “Cyberbullying involves the transmission of harmful or cruel text or images using the internet or other digital communication devices such as cell phones.” (Feinberg 2009). There are many different forms of cyberbullying such as harassment, stalking, threats, and humiliation. There are many consequences of cyberbullying not only for the perpetrator but also the victim.

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