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Terrie Hall: before and after

Farewell to Terrie Hall, famous anti-smoking activist

Terrie Hall started smoking when she was 13. By the time she was 17, she was a pretty cheerleader with a serious tobacco habit. When she was 40, the effects of that habit caught up with her, when her dentist discovered a suspicious tumor that turned out to be oral cancer. Not long after, she […]

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“I Scream, You Scream!”

“I scream, you scream! We all scream for ICE CREAM!” Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month?! Did you also know that there is an actual National Ice Cream Day?! Yeah, no joke! Just recently, I stumbled upon this gem of a fact: In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National […]

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Teens & social media

What’s Up? Social Media Is

Hey guys! I think I’m always going to start off a blog post by saying that. It’s like my catch phrase. Twenty years ago this wouldn’t have been possible though; you reading this from a computer or phone or me typing on my laptop. Honestly, anybody over eighteen probably sees technology as something crazy that’s […]

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Washington County Gives

Washington County Gives, Today!

Washington County Gives, Today! Today’s the Day! Washington County Gives Day, to be specific! Today, May 2,  the Washington County community will come together for 24 hours of generosity. From 12am-11:59pm a share of every donation made to local nonprofits will be matched with a pool of $30,000 in funds provided by the major sponsors and […]

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Everybody’s Doing It: Taking the National Day Quiz

May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month and tomorrow, May 1, is the 12th Annual National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. On the National Day and throughout the month of May, teens nationwide will be asked to visit StayTeen.org to participate in the popular National Day Quiz, which delivers teen pregnancy prevention messages and challenges […]

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Let's join together to stop bullying.

Bullying and What Goes on in a Teen’s Life in 2013 – Part 2 of Bullying Will Stop and People Are Here

Hey guys, this is my follow up blog for my initial one about the death of Laisha Gross. I felt that I had missed some key points about bullying and I had more to explain about what happens in school. I hope any speculation or ideas can be reaffirmed in a different way in this […]

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R.I.P Laisha Gross: Bullying Will Stop and People Are Here

Hey guys, before you keep on reading, it would be nice if you stopped for a brief moment of silence. On Sunday, February 17, 2013, Laisha Gross attempted suicide by hanging. The young girl did not die right away, but was sent to a D.C. hospital where she died on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6:15 A.M. […]

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Candlelight vigil for our community's young people

Memorial Recreation to Host Candlelight Vigil

Young people in our community have been touched by violence and by the tragic loss of a young life this week. Memorial Recreation Center, Inc. is hosting a candlelight vigil at 7 pm on Monday, February 25, as part of a STOP the VIOLENCE/STOP the ABUSE campaign. Together, we can work together to recognize and […]

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