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Savvy School Shopping

Posted By: Tyler Sutton · 7/24/2014 3:18:00 PM

Your mom hands you money and tells you to have fun school shopping. It is time for you to buy school clothes and supplies, but you don't where to go and how to spend your money wisely. Some of you are probably starting to shop on your own and on a budget. To shop smart, start off by making an inventory of what you have in your closet to see what you already have and what you need. Then see what you need that can complement what you already have in your closet.

Now it’s time to go shopping. Thrift shops can be your best friend. Their clothes come at a great price and you will be able to get all the pieces of clothing that you need without spending a ridiculous amount. Some thrift shops to go to are Goodwill, Salvation Army, Dumpster Dive, The Clothing Warehouse and Rag-O-Rama. ...

Being a virgin among teenage hormonal hype

Posted By: Sachin Swami · 7/24/2014 3:07:00 PM

Any teenager in high school can admit to hearing sex being talked about often. Whether it be with friends or in the classroom, it seems to be a topic that is just inescapable amongst peers. As a rising senior, most of my friends are not celibate and that isn’t anything to shame, however, they talk about their experiences very openly. With the average age in America for males and females alike to lose their virginity at 17, the amount of people who are virgins in my senior class, along with those in other schools, are few and far between.

This kind of environment can put a lot of pressure on any individual. It can make them feel inferior or physically unappealing. I know I have experienced lunch times and hangouts with conversations that have been completely dominated by sex. These kinds of conversations, to me, can just be uncomfortable. Whether ...

Summer Relationships

Posted By: Lucy Rodriguez · 7/24/2014 3:07:00 PM

I was talking to one of my friends she mentioned that she was in a summer relationship. I  know right? What is a summer relationship? Well basically, a summer relationship is just that – a relationship you have only for the summer. So it could last all summer, but will probably end once school starts, or maybe it will last more than just the summer, which a I heard is pretty rare. I guess that’s also why most relationships end before school ends, right? So you break up. That way you don’t worry about not being able to see each other as much during the summer. You don’t want to be in a relationship when you're at the beach looking all attractive people you’re around, right? You don’t want to cheat; that’s why you break up before school ends.

With summer relationship, it goes the same way. You probably end it ...

Hairdos galore: 2 easy ways to style microbraids

Posted By: Tyler Sutton · 7/23/2014 3:58:00 PM

Are you tired of the same hair style? Do you have trouble finding the perfect do in the morning without looking boring?  Here are a couple of videos that you can watch to get a few ideas for styling microbraids and Senegalese twists. You can even use them for your own free hair!

What is beauty?

Posted By: Manuel Portillo · 7/23/2014 3:54:00 PM

Ring ring. Great! Time to go to gym class. You leap out of your desk and book it to the gymnasium. People look at you with crazy eyes as you bump into them in order to get to the locker rooms first. You finally made it to the locker rooms and there’s no one in sight, thankfully! You take your first step in and what you thought would be an empty locker room is a bustling room of other teens dressing into their fitness wear. All the energy you used to rush to class went to waste since you no longer can change without anybody watching you. Instead, you’ll just grab your clothing and go into the bathroom stall.

You made it to the locker room, but you still feel the side looks of people looking at you as you walk out. What could it be? Is it your legs, ...