FALL BECAUSE OF LEAVES AND HOW PRETTY IT IS TO SEE DIFFERENT KINDS OF LEAVES WHEN THE COME DOWN OUT OF TREES. WINTER CAUSE OF THE SNOW CAUSE REALLY HAVENT HAD THE CHANCE TO SEE IT YET BUT ITS THE BEST TO BE WITH THE PERSON U LOVE TO KEEP U WARM
We've often heard the argument that young girls and teenagers are becoming "too sexy too soon" and Halloween is a perfect example of why some people think this is. Although little girls once used to be princesses and pumpkins, now the costume options are french maids and Wonder Woman. Costumes for girls, sometimes advertised for girls as young as five, now have midriffs, miniskirts, and corsets.
It's not just costumes for girls that are under attack. Boys costumes are being deemed "too scary". No longer content with being ghosts and Mario, boys of all ages are now getting to choose from costumes like Jason (from Halloween) and Freddie Krueger. Many of these costumes come equipped with weapons, fake blood, and gory accessories.
Some people say these costumes are too much too fast and are harming these young kids and teens. Others say it's Halloween and these kids are merely dressing up and having fun.
Students at Evergreen Park High School in Illinois have had to learn a whole new lesson this year: how to "hold it". Because the school felt some students were abusing their bathroom privledges, administrators have instated a three bathroom breaks per semester rule. Students who go more often than their allotted times must stay after school in order to make up the classwork they missed. A representative for the school says students are never prohibited from using the facilities, they just understand there are repercussions for leaving class.
Students and parents are upset over the new ruling saying it infringes on their rights and can cause problems with their health. Parents worry the new limitations can cause urinary tract infections in their children, a result that can happen from "holding it" too often or too long. Doctors disagree saying they can go between classes and even if they don't, there shouldn't be any damage.
Do you think a high school has a right to prevent kids from going to the bathroom?
In the heart of Milwaukee, WI lies one high school that is as different as the students that roam the halls. The Alliance School was set up for middle and high schoolers who were bullied at their previous schools. At this school, over half of the students have come out as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered. Here, it is not uncommon to see boys putting on makeup or two teens of the same sex kissing. "That's not an issue, because it doesn't affect their education," said the principal. There is even have a unisex bathroom so those students that are transgendered don't feel pigeonholed into choosing male or female.
The school claims this program is beneficial to students and for some, having this type of community is a life or death situation. They feel if students have to go back to their original public schools, the students will face harassment and bullying. The director of the Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) says this school is a Band-Aid solution and once students get out of this protective bubble they won't be used to mean comments or "real life".
Do you think having a high school like this in place is good for the students?
Ok so sometimes we think our lives are boring and not exciting. But look at what I just told you, "think" is why we do what we do. If you THINK life is boring and stupid then it WILL be boring and stupid. Thats why I THINK positive! Like the little things I have in life. Like my hamster and dog and friends! When I THINK of my life in a positive way then my life IS positive! I know that thinking positive is hard but the key is to find what makes you smile! your probably thinking "girl you dont make any sense" but stay with me here. Heres what Im trying to say...smiling,laughing, etc will put a positive attidude in you! But you have to FIND out what makes you smile,laugh, etc. It could be a flower, a friendship, anything lil or big! Those things will put a positive attudude in you and that will make your life better! Thats what Im trying to tell you! Positive=Postitive Life! And that will make your life better! Soo...
* ACT positive
* FIND those things that make you positive (smile,laugh,etc)
In some high schools, teens who are different aren't bullied for what sets them apart, rather they're honored. Mariah Slick is just like any other senior at Azle High School in Texas except that she was born with down syndrome. Many times when you hear about a high schooler with physical and mental disabilities it is in context that their nomination is a joke. This was not the case with Mariah. She has been described by her peers as "a real sweetheart" and "well liked by everybody", just the behavior for a homecoming queen.
Although she had the personality, Mariah and her family didn't expect her victory. "I never dreamed she would be nominated homecoming queen, especially since she has special needs. For the kids in the school to love Mariah and nominate her, I feel so blessed and so honored," said Mariah's mom.
Mariah did win the title of 2011 homecoming queen beating out three other girls.