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Black Women Face a Continually Increasing Risk of Pregnancy-Related Deaths

The overall rate of pregnancy-related deaths has increased, and America leads the industrialized world in its maternal mortality rate according to a 2016 analysis published by The Lancet. To make matters worse, African-American women are three to four times more likely to die as a result of pregnancy-related causes than white women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is an obvious racial disparity regarding maternal mortality in Black women. “Basically, black

Op-ed

“I Have No Excuse”: How Ignorance Breeds Hatred

At Issaquah High School in Washington, prom season was in full swing. The first goal was to ask someone to go with you, obviously enough, but having the funniest sign was just as important to many students. All was well until one girl, whose name will remain undisclosed, showed up with a sign bearing a blatantly racist joke. The sign was emblazoned with the multicolored words “if I was black I’d be picking cotton, but

International

Guam Youth Congress: The Importance of Youth Politics and Policymaking

The Guam Youth Congress was created in 1975 by then-Senator Carl T.C. Gutierrez as a training ground for Guam’s future leaders. Today, representatives from the island’s villages and schools gather to discuss and debate issues that plague our island. Christian Valencia, the Speaker of the House of Guam Youth Congress, believes that the organization provides the youth with an avenue to voice their concerns about issues that affect them and their communities. It gives them

Mental Health

School Cutoff Dates Affect ADHD Diagnosis

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, typically referred to as ADHD, is one of the most common learning disabilities. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 9.4% of children 2-17 years of age in America have been diagnosed with ADHD at some point. A new study published by The New England Journal of Medicine suggests that school cutoff dates may affect ADHD diagnosis. Grade cutoff dates in most states are on or around September 1, which

Real Life

High Class Education or High Class Fraud?

Recently, one of the largest college cheating scandals in American history was unveiled, and who’s to blame? “A catalog of wealth and privilege,” Andrew Lelling, the US attorney for Massachusetts, tells CNN news. From the years 2011 to 2019, it was revealed that a plethora of wealthy citizens had been paying for their kid’s spot at top schools around the nation. Through schemes, bribery and fraud, countless wealthy parents bought their kids a way into

Op-ed

Teens React To Changing The Voting Age

With the current issues that affect teenagers such as gun control, racial equality, mental health and environmental safety, many young individuals are eager to express their constructive opinions and proposed solutions. Some others even go further and attempt to lower the voting age. Keanu Salas, a junior at George Washington High School, believes that the voting age should be changed to 16. Since students take history classes which encompass the current status of the U.S.

Real Life

The Power of Journalism: ‘The Scoop’ Interns Express Passion for Writing

Many teenagers today join organizations to meet people with the same interests: sports, arts, or music. Despite the popular assemblies, some teens are enthralled with writing and the power of words. They believe that they could change the world by reporting issues in the news. In the island of Guam, The Scoop is an organization that consists of teen reporters who are interns for the Guam Daily Post. Ranging from entertaining to serious topics, the

Real Life

The Story of Hilde Lysiak: The Pre-Teen Taking Journalism by Storm

Most 12-year-old girls can be found spending their free time getting their nails done at the mall or taking a BuzzFeed quiz on which popular male singer they’d be the cutest with. You wouldn’t expect a spunky pre-teen to show up on the scene of a crime, following a tip on a developing story. Hilde Kate Lysiak is a 12-year-old journalist out of Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania who develops stories on the events of her small-town community.

Real Life

Heads Up Juniors: Tips to Help You Start Your College Search

Now that the second semester of high school is underway, it’s time to start dreading about the future. Although, the future doesn’t have to be so stressful! Determining what you want to do after high school is one of the biggest decisions of your lifetime. Whether you want to enter college, a trade, or the workforce, there are some big questions that are going to define your future. This may sound like a enormous task,

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