Gaggle Company Offers School Safety Solutions

For the upcoming school year 1,200 districts have partnered with the student “safety solutions” company Gaggle to provide safety management for students online. Gaggle is a program that can alert the school when a student is struggling with self-harm, cyberbullying, substance abuse, unhealthy relationships, and other credible threats. Gaggle reports…

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Vaping Potentially Tied to Seizures

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently investigating 127 reports of seizures that occurred after vaping or e-cigarette use. While the FDA has not formally linked e-cigarette use to seizures, it is known that e-cigarettes can contain extremely high concentrations of nicotine. These high concentrations could cause nicotine…

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Teen Hospitalizations Due to Vaping

Eight cases of teens hospitalized with seriously damaged lungs were reported by the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in July. While the possible causes of these illnesses are being investigated, a news release stated that all the patients reported vaping in the weeks and months prior to being hospitalized. The officials…

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Pro-Athletes and the Benefits of Sleep

Justin Verlander is the star pitcher for the Houston Astros Major League Baseball team in Texas. His teammate Alex Bregman was struggling to hit his typical homeruns and seemed fatigued. Verlander advised Bregman to start getting more sleep. Bregman recalled feeling like increasing from six hours of sleep to Verlander’s…

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Teen Finds a Purpose for Plastic

California teen Delaney How has found a way to tie together her concern for the homeless and the environment to make a difference. She collects various types of plastic bags and turns them into mats for homeless people to sleep on. It takes approximately 500 to 700 plastic bags to…

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Teen Heroes Save 90-Year-Old Neighbor from Fire

Four teens in Sapulpa, Oklahoma, are being praised for their courage and quick thinking after they rushed into a burning home to save a 90-year-old woman. The friends—Wyatt Hall, Nick Byrd, Seth Byrd, and Dylan Wick—were hanging out when they noticed smoke coming from the house across the street. Without…

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Canadian Teen Wins National Science Fair Award

Ahmad Ali is a Canadian teen, who just won a national science fair award for his prototype the SignSMART glove. Ali’s SignSMART glove is a re-engineered version of a glove that translates American Sign Language (ASL) gestures into text and speech. There are “flex sensors” along the fingers and knuckles…

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Talented Teen Gets 12 Prestigious College Offers

Chibuike “Chibby” Uwakwe is an award-winning teen pianist. He loves classical music, but is also a fan of jazz. However, winning the Omega Psi Phi Piano Award is just one of his many accomplishments. Chibby—a first-generation American born to parents who came to the U.S. from Nigeria—was also part of…

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Teen Athletes Struggling with Depression

The National Athletic Trainers’ Association found through a recent study that higher levels of negative emotional states are being reported by student-athletes in high school. They stated that while parents and coaches are often the best to remedy the situation, they can also make it worse. Today’s trend in high-school…

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