History’s Push

Homeless in High School by elvisisback95
October 27, 2009, 8:57 pm
Filed under: Local

They own the gym locker next to yours.  They walk the same halls of the same school as you. In many ways, they are a lot like you and me. They have some of the same friends, the same classes, and the same homework. But there’s one thing that they don’t have: a home. Did you know that one in fifty American kids are homeless? But it may be possible that you never even notice any difference in them. They might not smell or look ragged, as many people view as a sign of homelessness or neglect. In fact, they might not give off a “vibe” of being not well taken care of. You might think there are no homeless kids at your school. But there are. They are the ones who get on the bus first in the morning and last in the afternoon to avoid explanation of where they are going. (Especially if they don’t really know their “home” for the night.) They are the ones who don’t eat lunch, or scarf down food quickly when they get it. When PTA meetings come along, their parents don’t attend. So what happens to the ones that are noticed for their clothes or their smell? They are made fun of by people who don’t even know what hunger is really like. They don’t even have a way to rid themselves of the smell or clothes that makes them a target of teasing. So they bear it in silence, knowing that even if they make it through high school, though many don’t, their chances for college and a well-paying career are slim-to-none. So maybe that kid everyone picks on for her messy hair or his stained, worn clothes is suffering more than you can imagine, not just at school, but even after the bell rings.

What do you think?


SEXUAL ABUSE! by earlyrain1994
October 13, 2009, 9:22 pm
Filed under: Local, National, World

Did you know that most women and children who get sexually abused know they’re attacker? Did you know that 1 in 3 kids will be sexually abused by the time their 18? Did you know that not just women are sexually abused? Men are too. Have you ever thought to yourself that your best friend or even the person sitting next to you may have been sexually abused? Have you ever thought to ask? If it was to happen to you would you know what to do? If a friend were to tell you that they were sexually abused would you know what to do or say? Out of 21 people under the age of 18, 7 will be sexually abused by the time they turn 18. Do your part to help prevent this. Listen to them and don’t judge them. It wasn’t their fault!Be there for someone if they need you. Be a TRUE FRIEND and stick by them no matter what. The effects that are left on a person from sexual abuse are horrible. The effects can be suicide, drug problems, alcohol problems, anxiety, fear of being around anyone, poor academics, and acting out.

Family or Foe? by mbgolf
November 24, 2007, 7:05 pm
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During the Thanksgiving season we think about the things that we are thankful for such as friends, freedom, material things, and most of all family. However this is not the case for some people.

Families all over America are falling apart. Brothers and sisters are turning against each other. Parents are sending their children to their rooms more often. Spouses are turning their backs and looking the other way.

Just recently in Miami, Arnim Ramdass won about $600,000 in a lottery. He thought that he could keep this money for himself and decided not to tell his wife about his winnings. His wife , Donna Campbell, had suspicions and looked into the matter for herself. Donna then found out about his money. She confronted Arnim about his winnings and after he denied ever knowing about the money she sued him for half.

Just one way that families can be broken in a household. Even North Carolina is suffering from family problems.

In Davidson County Andrea Maxwell ,17, has been accused of her mother. Her family is disappointed and turning away from her. One of the other suspects in the stabbing is her boyfriend , Joe Coleman Jr. , who supposedly pushed Andrea’s parents out of her life as he came in. A perfect example of peer pressure, one of the reasons that families are broken today in America.

Take this for another example of peer pressure :

– Kid goes to school and makes new ” friends “.

– Parents think that Kids new ” friends ” are bad for him.

– Kid disagrees and keeps hanging around with the so called ” friends ”

– The ” friends ” get the Kid into trouble but the Kid continues to hang out with them.

– The Parents tell the kid that the ” friends ” are hurting his future but the kid disagrees.

– The Parents and the Kid fight.

( End of the first step to a Broken Household )

Some other reasons that families are falling apart can be abuse, , or alcohol. This is not always from the children either. Many s are causing the problems and making it harder on their kids. The internet is also a controversial subject for many families. You can see about anything on the internet, Point Blank. That is reason enough for most families to have disagreements. So now that you know that American families are falling apart:

How Are You Going To Stop It?

Crime rates continue to rise by l33l33
November 13, 2007, 12:24 pm
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Every day all around us there’s always some robbery, or a or some sort of crime happening. And unfortunately the crime rate still continues to rise. For example one of Winston-Salem’s largest neighborhoods, Ardmore is now considered a big target for criminals. Many items and tools that belong to residents in this area get often stolen now. They compared this area to last years numbers of crimes and they’ve gone up 10 percent. That’s not good! Some residents now have chosen to get security features added to their homes and more police have been patrolling the area now. They believe that this action will maybe decrease the many thefts and break-in problems. I strongly agree that doing this would help, and i think many people are going to start getting caught for their wrong-doing. But why do people do stuff like this anyways like it’s fun or cool and they don’t have anything else better to do. I just don’t understand.

October 26, 2007, 2:36 pm
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” I love going to school and getting an education ”

Have you ever heard that come out of a student’s mouth and not be kidding around?  Puh-lease, most American students ” hate ” school.  They ” hate ” to wake up early.  They ” hate ” the classes.  They ” hate ” the teachers. They ” hate ” the homework.  They just spend all of their time “hating” school while people on the other side of the world would give their right arm to be able to go and have the opportunity to learn and be successful.

children cannot afford to go to school so they learn any way they can

While kids in countries filled with poverty and horrible economic situations die from diseases, we Americans sit over here in our nice modern, air-conditioned schools and complain. ” The temperature is too high.”  ” The teachers are too hard on us.”  ” Why can’t we listen to our Ipods in class?”  ” Are you serious? We have to walk that far to lunch? ”

American students have adopted to a way of life that is easy for them and if they feel as though something is hard then they complain.  Some don’t even do this. Instead they drop out.  They may complain for a while or they may see how it is for the first day and think ” I’m not doing this and no one can make me. ”  They do not think about the kids that don’t have opportunities like school or even school lunches.  They just say ” I Quit ” and go home. The bad thing is that the rates of drop outs are increasing.

In 2005, 9.4% 0f  United States students between the ages of 16 – 24 dropped out of school and it was not because the work was actually too hard, for 9 out of 10 had passing grades when they left.  In 2006, in Nevada over 11% of students between the ages of 16 – 24 dropped out of school and the rates continue to get higher.

Yet in South Africa, Kenya, and Uganda children are dropping out of school because they have AIDS.  They want to go to school but they are physically unable to. 

What does this say about students in America?  Why are we so immune to what we have and only see what we want?  When will out attendance rates go up and our drop out rates go down?  There are many questions you could ask yourself but the main question is

Are You Going To School Tomorrow?

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by l33l33
October 20, 2007, 2:19 am
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This morning I heard on the news about this new bacteria going around called MRSA which stands for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aures. There have been cases of it nationwide, including 6 cases in the Triad. A boy in Virginia has recently DIED from this bug. Its really worrying students and parents and I noticed myself people weren’t trying to come in contact with others as much. But I looked up some information on it to see what MRSA really is and whats causing it.

common form of the bug

Most common cases of this bug have been found involving athletes, but you can also catch it by coming in contact with an infected person and by indirect contact by touching objects. To the right is a picture of the common form of it, which looks like a skin infections such as a bump on the skin.

Some schools have to a step to this by trying to sanitize the equipment and some rooms such as the locker room. I believe that this is a good idea because children are dying from MRSA, I found out this bug has been around for a long time and in 2005 it killed 19,000 people. We need to start having better cleaning habits at school and every where else like washing our hands more, using hand sanitizer and not share our things with others!! But what do you think about this? Do you think our school should take a step in this and be sanitized or make up a plan of when they should clean their equipment weekly? Well I do but tell me what you think.

War Why Do IT? by lilwezzy
October 13, 2007, 12:22 pm
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What is The point of war. I’ll Tell you there is no point. Us Going into war is just a waste of time. Young men and women are fighting for nothing. Each president thinks war is how we get what we want. Well have we ever tried talking? No we Haven’t. We are just going to end up everyone over nothing. They are even @ my high school recruiting people. They Are signing up for . So to me this is what our country wants. But I don’t. Sincerly Lil Wezzy.Anti-war