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High After The Dentist

Fernando Bustos

Commentary

One of the funniest videos that I’ve seen was this YouTube video about a young boy who had gone to the dentist. When he went to the dentist he had to inhale nitrous gas which caused him to get stoned. The boy’s father decided it was a funny idea to video tape his intoxicated son. The recording showed the boy tripping out, he was seeing things, screaming and it was just too funny to keep watching, but there I sat and continued to laugh. The boy said “is this real life?” That line was the funniest because it was as if he was in another world, it’s not everyday you see a 7 yr old in that way. “I feel funny, why is this happening to me?” David the boy said. It was weird to see a young boy say these words and the look on his face that he had no idea where he was. I might not know what it’s like to be high on nitrous, but I could see how the boy was lost and out of it by the many looks on his face. He was staring into oblivion saying that he only had two fingers, the young boy was stoned on gas and seeing things that he had never seen before. The video reminds me of how people I know react to comedy, people fall over, cry out loud and sometimes just go out of it. It is always good to have a laugh about random things, and serious things too. So go out there and watch a video or do something random.

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Farewell Natasha Richardson

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By: Marlon West

Natasha RichardsonNatasha Richardson actress and mother of 2 kids passed away March 18, 2009. According to people .com, Natasha Richardson was at Quebec’s Mont Tremblant resort in Canada when she had a ski accident. While falling she suffered severe brain injury and died to days later. She is leaving behind her career and more importantly her husband and two sounds. She played a Broadway in 1993 Anna Christie. She also made a starring act in the Parentrap with Lindsey Lohan in 1998. Since then she has been in several movies. Her recent movie was wild child in 2008. Her husband says that she still looks incredibly beautiful in her casket and she will be missed as well as loved. Medical experts added that 1.4 million people in the U.S. suffer from brain injuries each year or it could have been suffered a subdural memotomna the breaking of the blood vessel inside the brain. I’ts unpredictable how young actors and actresses keep dying, everyone should have their right to live their life. Unfortunate stories like this reinforce that you don’t really know what you have until it’s gone

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Depression Drug Approved For Teens

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By Fernando Bustos

Lexapro approved for teens March 20, 2009

Lexapro A depression drug has been approved for people in the ages between 12 and 17 years of old with major depression disorder. “2 million teens in the us have had mdd in the past year” the company forest says. The drug was made for adults with depression disorders with the need of a way to feel better. The drug was approved in august 2002 for adults, over some studies of treating teens and their depression there has been an evaluation of having the drug used by teenagers. The company forest laboratories had been filed by U.S justice department for inappropriately promoting antidepressant drugs like Lexapro for children. What really gets my attention of this drug is that it’s an antidepressant drug for people in the ages of 12 and 17. It’s sad to find out that they have to make drugs for teen in depression.

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Elections

money and connections:the basis for a good political campaign

money and connections:the basis for a good political campaign

Margaret Daly

All my life, I have been very exposed to politics. My godfather is a former senator for the state of California, and my family has always helped him in his campaigns. I remember being introduced to “important” people at parties and fundraisers. Back then, I was always enthusiastic to help out. It made me feel important, but recent personal experiences have left me angry at the atrocities of campaigning for office. Some months ago my Dad ran for judge of Alameda County Superior Court. Unfortunately, he lost, but it was still a process that really taught me a lot. First of all, I learned that running a political campaign is a very stressful undertaking. I admire all politicians who are willing to go through that kind of stress for a job that will only bring more stress. Secondly, I discovered that I really hate politics. During the campaign my dad would come home stressed out and my parents began fighting a lot more. I would hear all about how the opponent had more money and more connections and how maybe it would be better to just give up. It seemed like qualifications didn’t matter. I thought an honest person with integrity and a good work ethic could easily prevail in an election but this isn’t so. There is actually so much more involved. In addition to this, politics really revealed who were just our “fair weathered friends.” During the campaign, some of my Dad’s lifelong friends in politics wouldn’t endorse him because they didn’t want to anger the support system of his opponent. These were people whom he had supported in all their endeavors. How could t hey turn their backs on him now? All of this got me thinking, this campaign must be a reflection of how all elections are. It makes me angry that a person who may be the best for a position could lose only because of their lack of connections or funds. This should not be acceptable; people should elect the best candidate. I want to reinforce and encourage people to really look into the candidate they are voting for, aside from just name recognition. For youth radio I’m Margaret Daly. You can hear this commentary and more at www.youthradio.org.

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Encinal Girls Make Playoffs

by Dishan Lowe

According to maxpreps.com the Encinal girl’s varsity basketball team has earned a number three seed in the north coast section division three playoffs. Encinal will play the Tamalpais high tonight at Encinal. The lady jets are coming off of a 60-53 lost to st. Mary’s in the bsal championship game. The Encinal girls varsity basketball team has maintained their heart to fight for more. Although Encinal lost to st. Mary’s the girls aslo lost their jv coach to a heart attack . Their junior starting point guard Raeshel Contreras has scored 418 points and shot 60 three point shots with 111 assists. Raeshel is considered to be the team’s mvp. Being a Encinal high school student and a fan of high school sports the girls team has shown anything can happen while you are having fun

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Youngest Father at 13 years old!

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By: Tony Shavers III

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Photo: KellyB./ creative commons/ attribution

13 -year old Britain father Alfie Patten has impregnated 15-year old girlfriend Chantelle Steadman. She gave birth to a 7lb 3oz- girl named Maisie Roxanne. Patten said that he did not know how people would react to his situation but he wanted to have this baby anyway. According to the sun news, Alfie Patten said, “When my mom found out, I thought I was going to get in trouble. We wanted to have the baby but were worried how people would react.” While he is in a tough situation, he is determined to take care of this baby. “I didn’t know what it would be like to be a dad. I will be good though and care for it.” Patten said. Alfie is showing this world that being a father doesn’t mean to get a girl pregnant, but also own up to the situation and do what is right. Chantelle Steadman said Alfie has been really good with their new born child “Alfie has been really good with her. He made the first bottle and then we took it in turns feeding her. He did the first bit with me. We didn’t need any help from mum.” She said.

Both the father and the mother are going to stay in school, to ensure that the family has a great future.While teenage pregnancy is a big issue in today’s society, Alfie and Chantelle are working towards making sure that their child had the  best future ever.

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Teen Pregnancy

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By Sarah Hamik

It’s normal in our society to have sex at a young age. It’s more likely that teens will have sex when their intoxicated because it causes them to be attracted to the opposite sex. When you’re under the influence teens tend to want sex more than care about their safety. According to womenshealthchannel.com, approximately one-third of young women in the United States become pregnant during their teens. More than 80% of teen pregnancies are unintended and unintentional. I think that teens should be more responsible about having sex and should always be prepared for the outcome if they were not prepared. A lot of my friends are usually only half ready when having sex and end up asking me two weeks later to buy them a pregnancy test. A lot of times pregnant girls can look to the media for suggestions about alternatives for their pregnancy. They could put it up for adoption like in the movie, Juno, or they could keep the baby like they did on the TV show called “Secret life of an American Teenager”, or they could have an abortion like Kyra from the movie “Coach Carter”. Even though teens have all these choices, it still shouldn’t lead them to get pregnant unintentionally.

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