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Teen Life

News and opinion from local teens

A wakeup call on loving our country

By CYPRIEN PEARSON PETALUMA HIGH SCHOOL On a quiet afternoon at home earlier this year, I happened upon “The Glen Beck Show” — the conservatively biased “news” hour that used to be on Fox. At first I laughed: What is this about a girl not being allowed to say the “Pledge of Allegiance?” What is this about the ills of schools without religion? With two democratic parents, I have grown up with the liberal viewpoints befitting the average Californian, and… Read More »

How close must AIDS get before we care?

By CYPRIEN PEARSON PETALUMA HIGH SCHOOL In the wake of terrible disasters, such as the tsunami in Japan, there has been a never-ending stream of people shrugging, “It doesn’t affect me . . . Why should I care?” Although it may be true that a woman struggling to find her missing child amid the rubble of a downed Japanese home may not directly affect someone here, the thought still remains that for a myriad causes and events, the suffering of… Read More »