Written by Uchechi Nkwocha from Lane Tech.
It is safe to say that just about the entire nation is aware of the legalization of marijuana, in the state of Colorado. Marijuana has been declared “the third most popular recreational drug in the United States” according to an article written by Michael Martinez on CNN.com. Pot is being sold in Colorado just like alcohol- users must be 21 years old to purchase it. There is a limit, however, on how much one can buy. If the buyer is a resident of Colorado, they can purchase an ounce, while outsiders can only purchase ¼ of an ounce.
The legalization of marijuana may be for people only 21 and up, but that does not mean the law will prevent younger people from obtaining it. Those under 18 caught with weed can be sent to juvenile centers. Is this really enough to keep minors from possessing marijuana? Continue reading
Written by Elle Cumberbatch from Alcott College Prep.
Looking to improve your health? Skip all of those diet plans and pills — here are some simple tips that can guide you to a healthier lifestyle!
Number one rule: Drink water. 6-8 Glasses a day. You probably hear that a lot, and here’s why: Your body needs water to properly function. Simple as that. You can tell if you need to drink water by your urine color. If it is a strong yellow, you aren’t drinking enough water. If it barely has a color, you’re drinking the right amount!
Another important consideration is what you eat. Eat food that is grown from the earth. Like fruits and vegetables! Continue reading
Written by Gilberto Sandoval from Rudy Lozano Leadership Academy.
On February 14, 20014, Yollocalli hosted an event called, “The Valentine’s Day Condom Party.” The attendees were supplied with free art supplies and free condoms. Although Yollocalli supplied the materials for the party, The Youth Council, a group of students and alumni that take an active role in the executive decisions of Yollocalli, was responsible for the entire event. All the attendees made Valentines Day cards and received a small gift bag containing condoms and pamphlets explaining why it is important to use them. Continue reading
Written by Linda Onoh from Amundsen High School.
There are many cheap ways to eat healthy, like homemade food. That means food made by you, at home, rather than in a store or factory. If you haven’t tried homemade food before, then you’re definitely missing out. The pictures below are some of my favorite healthy foods I eat at home. They are easy to make and, best of all, they taste as good as they look. You can improve your health by cooking most of your favorite foods at home too.
This is Nigerian egusi soup. It is made with egusi (melon) seed. The seed is very healthy and delicious. You can eat egusi soup for lunch or dinner. Continue reading
Contributed by Bryanna Owens.
This quote is about resisting peer pressure — it says to be yourself no matter what, and don’t change for anybody. It is also one of my favorite quotes because it helped me through the process of finding myself and and where I stand in the midst of the crowd my freshman year of high school.
Written by Samiyah Mubarak from Lindblom Math and Science Academy
Nothing. When I saw you walk in stern and
quiet I smiled and embraced
your shell, for as long as you allowed me to.
Everything. I hurt to display
happiness where you lacked it
and it hurt to welcome in a demon
I’d chosen to spend the rest of
my life with
Nothing. I found the best makeup
to cover your mistakes.
Because I should’ve been better
and because I knew it was not intentional
and because I knew you loved me. Loved us.
Think it’s just when someone takes your lunch money? Think again. Wells High School students share their knowledge about the many forms bullying can take: