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What’s Love Got to Do With It?

by Patricia Gurley , Youth Reporter from Ujima

Editor’s Note: The following article was written by a youth reporter who is a graduate of the Urban Youth International Journalism Program.

Being a teenager can be very stressful at times because you go through many struggles, such as making good grades and staying out of trouble.

Teenagers also encounter many new phases like going through adulthood or growing up.

On top of this, teens also explore romantic relationships. But how do these relationships affect teenagers—positively or negatively?

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Rethinking Abortion

by Victoria Hudson , Youth Reporter from Ujima

Editor’s Note: The following article was written by a youth reporter who is a graduate of the Urban Youth International Journalism Program.

Editor’s note: names in this story have been changed

Pregnancy can affect teen lives in several ways. The most common ways are dropping out of school, having to take care of the child alone or getting in terrible trouble by parents.

Although these are various outcomes for a pregnant teen, many teens opt to have an abortion. Abortions are very common these days and I think the reason they are is because teens lack proper sexual education.

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A Facebook Addiction

by Tatiana Abercrombie , Youth Reporter from South Shore School of Leadership

Editor’s Note: The following article was written by a youth reporter who is a graduate of the Urban Youth International Journalism Program.

At 2:55 p.m. as the bell rings for dismissal, I hurry to my locker to get my things. As I put my coat on, I only have one thing on my mind: Facebook.

Facebook addiction plays a major role in my life today.

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Danger Zone

by Shavonna Bowdry , Youth Reporter from South Shore School of Leadership

Editor’s Note: The following article was written by a youth reporter who is a graduate of the Urban Youth International Journalism Program.

Enrolling as a freshman at South Shore School of Leadership, my parents and I got quite worried.

One of the biggest fights I ever witnessed took place in one of my classrooms, with students slinging chairs, being thrown into tables and eventually destroying the entire classroom.

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Mayor Daley Visits South Shore High School

by Reginald Branch , Youth Reporter from South Shore School of Leadership

Editor’s Note: The following article was written by a youth reporter who is a graduate of the Urban Youth International Journalism Program.

“Stop the code of silence: Silence kills” was the message Mayor Richard M. Daley wanted to get out to the public Feb. 9, 2010.

South Shore High School library was jammed packed as news crew set up their cameras to document the mayor’s press conference.

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Teen Pregnancy Hits Teens Hard

by Rebecca Payton , Youth Reporter from South Shore School of Leadership

Editor’s Note: The following article was written by a youth reporter who is a graduate of the Urban Youth International Journalism Program.

Looking down at the plastic applicator, two pink lines were clearly visible.

“Mom, I am pregnant.” Those might be the worst words a parent could hear from their teen daughter.

According to the U.S Office of Public Health and Science, one in three girls in the United States is estimated to get pregnant before the age of 20.

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Mohawks

by Reginald Branch , Youth Reporter from South Shore School of Leadership

Editor’s Note: The following article was written by a youth reporter who is a graduate of the Urban Youth International Journalism Program.

Watch out! It’s a plane! It’s a bird! No … It’s a new haircut?

Mohawks are taking South Shore School of Leadership by storm.

Stefan Robertson, a senior at South Shore School of Leadership, said he wears Mohawks because they are different.

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Long John Shivers

by Delisa Ellis , Youth Reporter from South Shore School of Leadership

Editor’s Note: The following article was written by a youth reporter who is a graduate of the Urban Youth International Journalism Program.

It’s cold outside, and students are not allowed to wear their jackets in the school.

Some teachers say that hoodies and jackets could mean there is a gang in the school.

Everyone knows gangs have specific colors and symbols that they wear, and the same type of jackets others have sometimes are of the same color and may have the same symbol on them.

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Germs

by Daronica Ray , Youth Reporter from South Shore School of Leadership

Editor’s Note: The following article was written by a youth reporter who is a graduate of the Urban Youth International Journalism Program.

Being in high school is a tough situation. Why? We have germs!

While in school students are exposed to many different types of germs, from people coughing and sneezing to hacking and wheezing, then not covering their mouths or even washing their hands afterwards.

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Personal Hygiene

by Chiquita Harris , Youth Reporter from South Shore School of Leadership

Editor’s Note: The following article was written by a youth reporter who is a graduate of the Urban Youth International Journalism Program.OMG! What is that smell?

One of the biggest problems in school today is hygiene. There are a lot of students who have problems with body odor. The body sweats, which can lead to odor. One needs to wear deodorant in order to not stink. This means that students should bathe more often and use a combination of items such as deodorant, cologne, perfume or other fragrances.

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