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Does Teen Mom/16 and Pregnant promote or prevent teen pregnancy?

Teen Mom 2/OG and 16 and Pregnant are television shows broadcasted nationally about the lives of teenage mothers and the struggles they may face. Six pregnant teenagers allowed MTV to film their pregnancies hoping to encourage the young viewers to wait to start their families. After four years of being on television, teen pregnancy rates have dropped drastically. From 2009-2010, the rates had dropped nine percent reaching a historic low of 34.3 births per 1,000 women between the ages of 15-19. This rate is higher than any other developed country, where typical rates of teen childbearing are more often in the range of 5 to 10 births per 1,000 girls in this age group and it is said that four out of five teenagers pregnancies are unintentional. Since 16 and Pregnant was first aired in the summer of 2009, it is tempting to wonder whether or not the show was responsible for this drop in teen pregnancy. This rate dropped faster in area where teenagers were watching more MTV programming. Also, many of the show’s stars became celebrities and appeared on the cover of People Magazine, which could be another problem. Teenagers are under the impression that having a child in high school is one way to get attention, and famous. “Maybe that’s what’s drawing viewers’ attention,” Teen Mom OG star, Farrah Abraham stated.

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Newest Cincinnati Red

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The Cincinnati Reds sent Devin Mesoraco to the New York Mets and picked up pitcher Matt Harvey. Harvey is getting a second chance, only this time with a bad team. This trade deal provided a fresh start for the two former All-Stars whose careers have been sidetracked due to injuries. Mesoraco was on the bench for first pitch by Luis Castillo, as he was originally supposed to catch. When he walked into the New York clubhouse, he was still wearing his Cincinnati Reds socks as attendants were sewing his name on the back of his Mets uniform. Mesoraco had described his experience as surreal.

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NFL Formation and Kickoff Changes

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The National Football League is looking to make changes and adjustments to alignment and formation requirements in hopes of fixing the most dangerous play of the game. “There’s no question that this is not about getting the kickoff out of the game, it’s about enhancing it.” said Troy Vincent, the leagues executive vice president. Statistics show that concussions were five times more likely to occur at kickoff time in 2017. In 2017, only forty percent of kickoffs were returned. Green Bay Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy had said this specific play is still too dangerous even with its reduction in frequency and will be taken out if it is not made safer.

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Tennis Star faces life threatening difficulties after giving birth

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United States tennis star, Serena Williams, almost died giving birth to her new daughter, Alexis Olympia. Her story is shared by black women across America. Williams is regarded as one of the greatest athletes ever and recently achieved yet another milestone she had to face; saving her own life after giving birth. The athlete suffers from blood clots and takes an anti-clotting medicine because of it and knew something was going terribly wrong one day after welcoming her new baby girl. She suddenly felt short of breath just one day after delivering and she assumed she was having another pulmonary embolism (a condition in which one or more arteries in the lungs becomes blocked by a blood clot). Walking out of the room on her own to save her mother the worry, she insisted that the nurses give her a CT scan with contrast and IV heparin immediately.  Continue reading Tennis Star faces life threatening difficulties after giving birth

March Madness Round 1

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As we wrap up round one of March Madness, we will advance into round two. March Madness is the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament and fans across the country compete against one another to pick the winning teams. This year’s NCAA Tournament has brought many upsets in the first round leaving room for more in the second round. Low-seeded teams are dominating over high-seeded teams with some even making history. Only two number one seed teams made it to the sweet sixteen, Villanova and Kansas.  Continue reading March Madness Round 1

Does technology make us more alone?

Technology is used by individuals as well as businesses everyday to make us more connected to things going on around us and also to make our access to everyday things, much easier. However, some people think technology really makes us more alone. Are our useful cell phones, computers, etc. actually distancing us from everything and getting in the way of socialization? Although technology plays an important part in our lives, it does have its pros and cons.

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Lonzo Ball Will Become a Father

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The Los Angeles Lakers point guard, Lonzo Ball, is now facing bigger issues than the Lakers line-up, a kid on the way. The professional basketball player’s girlfriend is supposedly four months pregnant with their first child. The two have been together since high school at Chino Hills in California. The rookie is only twenty years old. They are unsure whether they will be welcoming a baby boy or a baby girl but they know that it is a healthy baby. Big Baller Brand’s next step will be launching a new baby apparel line. The couple will welcome the new baby in the summer of 2018.

Denise Garcia, the guards girlfriend, was also a high school athletic star. She was a star midfielder for Chino Hills High School varsity soccer team. She ended up in the NCAA as well as her star boyfriend and went on to play soccer for the women’s soccer team at the University of California, Riverside. After finishing her college soccer career, the midfielder came back to CHHS to help coach the team.

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Is animal testing beneficial?

Today, animals are used for human research all over the world every single day. The animals play an important role in medical developments and their data is relied on heavily by doctors. Ninety-five percent of human genes are shared with animals, such as mice, making them an effective model for the human body. The animals are used to develop medical treatments, determine the toxicity of medications, check the safety of products used for humans, and other healthcare uses. Animals and humans share the same organ system that perform the same tasks and animals suffer from similar diseases as humans, such as cancer or the flu. Many people believe animal testing is beneficial for science, others believe it is simply cruel and inhumane.

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West Clermont takes on Anderson

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The West Clermont Wolves defeated the Anderson Redskins on Tuesday night, January 9th. The Wolves took him a 62-29 win at Anderson High School. This game resulted in a loss in a conference game for the Redskins. West Clermont had 22 points in the first quarter while Anderson only had 10. Anderson scored only 6 points combined in the second and third quarter and the Wolves had the lead the whole game.

Should the NFL ban TNF?

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The latest controversy in the National Football League is the banning of Thursday night games. Seattle Seahawks cornerback, Richard Sherman even went as far as writing a story called “Why I Hate Thursday Night Football”. He called it a “poopfest” and explained how they do not give the players enough time to recuperate from their games just four days earlier. However, he was not alone with his opinion. Many players, coaches, and even fans have been trying to ditch Thursday night football for many reasons. Here are some of the following reasons; player safety, quality of the games and over saturation. They believe Thursday night games should only be played on Thanksgiving.

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