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Should We Require Vaccinations?

Do Now | February 20, 2015 | 160 Comments

Should We Require Vaccinations?

Measles is a highly contagious but also preventable disease. Recently there’s been an outbreak of measles that has spread to 17 states and affected more than 140 people. Should we require vaccinations?

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Should Cold Sufferers Wear Masks? Students Weigh In

Community Created Content | February 9, 2015 | 1 Comment

Should Cold Sufferers Wear Masks? Students Weigh In

Keep your tissues handy, it’s cough/cold season! On average, millions of Americans suffer from the common cold 2-3 times per year. View what students had to say when asked, Should cold sufferers wear medical masks to help prevent spreading germs? Would you wear one the next time you have a cold?

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How Does Your Community View Depression? Teenagers Weigh In

Civics in the Community | January 29, 2015 | 1 Comment

How Does Your Community View Depression? Teenagers Weigh In

Depression is now the leading cause of disability among American teens and adults ages 15 to 44. Depression in teens may be difficult for others to recognize. Family values and cultural views of mental illness can dramatically affect how depression in teens is recognized and understood. Hear how teenagers talk about how depression is looked at in their communities.

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How Does Your Community View Depression?

Do Now | January 9, 2015 | 227 Comments

How Does Your Community View Depression?

Adolescence is a time for major physical, emotional and social changes, and the result can feel like a bit of personality roller coaster. But for many young people, their feelings of anxiousness or sadness amount to more than a day or two of high school blues. How is mental illness viewed in your community?

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Should There Be a Soda Tax? Students Weigh In

Community Voices | December 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

Should There Be a Soda Tax? Students Weigh In

Recently, San Francisco voters were given the chance to vote for or against Proposition E, a proposition involving a tax on soda and sugary drinks in the amount of $0.02 per ounce. Would sugary drink tax discourage people from buying unhealthy drinks and increase people’s general health? Should such a tax be implemented around the country?

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How Can Schools Lunches Be More Appealing? Students Weigh In

Civics in the Community | November 25, 2014 | 1 Comment

How Can Schools Lunches Be More Appealing? Students Weigh In

Childhood obesity has skyrocketed in the last 30 years, making the need for healthier eating habits an important matter. This past week, students were asked, “How can schools make lunches more appealing to teens?” Check out their responses.

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Should Soda Be Taxed?

Do Now | November 11, 2014 | 114 Comments

Should Soda Be Taxed?

Soda, while sweet and inexpensive, may not be worth drinking. Sugary drinks can have many negative health effects, including a 26% greater risk of type 2 diabetes for regular soda drinkers (one to two cans per day). Should soda and other sugary drinks be taxed for health reasons? Why or why not?

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How Can Schools Make Lunches More Appealing to Teens?

Do Now | November 7, 2014 | 207 Comments

How Can Schools Make Lunches More Appealing to Teens?

School lunchrooms are sometimes called the biggest restaurant chain in America, and in districts across the country, there’s a push for healthier, locally sourced ingredients. How can schools make lunches more appealing to teens?

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The Global Community Can Do More to Fight the Ebola Outbreak

Civics in the Community | September 26, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Global Community Can Do More to Fight the Ebola Outbreak

In the past, diseases have had the ability to wipe out entire civilizations, and it’s still going on today. With the Ebola epidemic in West Africa becoming more of a menace, there are a lot of questions to be answered. Why should nations help fight against the outbreak? What are some challenges, and how can we, as an international community, overcome this? Last week, students from around the country shared their thoughts on what should be done in the fight against Ebola.

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How Can We Help Fight the Ebola Outbreak?

Do Now | September 12, 2014 | 741 Comments

How Can We Help Fight the Ebola Outbreak?

The recent spread of the Ebola virus in West Africa has left the international community scrambling to handle what has become its largest outbreak ever. What are the challenges of fighting Ebola, and how can the international community overcome them?

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