Portland Teen Issues Examiner

Portland Teen Issues Examiner

  • Oregon teen wins award for video (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 21:25:17 -0600)
    Zach King, a Portland-area teen that just graduated high school, won the critic’s choice in video contest that earned him a scholarship for college. Bridgestone Americas has an annual Safety Scholars contest where teens from all over the U.S. have …
  • No excuse for Portland teens to not get to school (Thu, 03 Sep 2009 21:21:31 -0600)
    Up until now, not all teens had access to a bus to go to school. Some Portland and Eugene schools did not have yellow school buses to transport teens to and from school. They still don’t. However, what city officials have done is give free bus passe…
  • Back to school emergency planning (Sun, 16 Aug 2009 21:14:04 -0600)
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  • Sharing prescription drugs not uncommon among teens (Mon, 10 Aug 2009 22:23:21 -0600)
    Photo by bartificialThe Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Canadian Broadcasting Centre both released reports today that have found that about 20% of teens share prescription drugs with their peers. They are not just sharing prescription painkille…
  • Back to school 101: where to register for school in Oregon (Sun, 09 Aug 2009 14:30:23 -0600)
  • How physical abuse is defined in Oregon (Wed, 05 Aug 2009 22:19:58 -0600)
  • Check-up 101: eye doctors in the Portland area (Wed, 05 Aug 2009 21:41:23 -0600)
  • Parents not at fault for negative teen behavior. (Mon, 03 Aug 2009 23:15:08 -0600)
  • Health insurance for all Portland teens (Mon, 03 Aug 2009 22:44:55 -0600)
  • Rehab 101: Portland drug and alcohol treatment centers for teens (Mon, 03 Aug 2009 00:14:06 -0600)
  • Cooling-off 101: the best rivers and lakes in the Portland area for swimming (Tue, 28 Jul 2009 22:45:48 -0600)
  • Water safety 101: helping Portland teens cool down safely (Tue, 28 Jul 2009 22:33:00 -0600)
  • Electronic devices causing teen sleep deprivation (Wed, 22 Jul 2009 22:30:34 -0600)
    Turn it off at night.Portland teens, do you constantly feel tired during the day? Get headaches? Feel like you have ADHD? Find it hard to focus or concentrate? Live on MySpace? Are available to talk/chat/text your friends 24/7? Have a cell phone glu…
  • Oregon teen have a lot to say about the state’s future (Wed, 22 Jul 2009 22:06:17 -0600)
    Where do you see Oregon in 50 years? Oregon teens will meet at Willamette University on August 7 & 8, 2009 to talk about the future of the Beaver State. This event, Activate Oregon, is in celebration of the Oregon’s 150th birthday and will allow…
  • Volunteering 101: great places for Portland teens to volunteer (Tue, 21 Jul 2009 22:42:05 -0600)
    Volunteering can help teens feel important and have a good self-esteem.Hey Portland teens, need something to do? Want to get involved? Check out these volunteer opportunities that are unique and a great way to use your time.Projects that are great fo…
  • Sun safety for Portland teens (Tue, 21 Jul 2009 21:40:22 -0600)
    Photo by Dear,Max It is said that the teen-years are when one is exposed to the sun the most, and one bad sunburn before the age of 20 an double one’s risk of getting sun cancer. Studies show that most teens know how to exercise sun safety , but cho…
  • Harry Potter actor sentanced to community service (Tue, 21 Jul 2009 20:48:05 -0600)
    Image from TheLeakyCauldron.org Jamie Waylett, the actor that plays “Vincent Crabbe” in the Harry Potter movies, was sentenced to 120 hours of community service today. Waylett plead guilty to growing 10 cannabis plants in his mother’s home…
  • Skateparks 101: where to ollie in the Portland area (Wed, 15 Jul 2009 22:55:56 -0600)
    The best skate parks in the Portland-metro area:Ewing Young Skate Park (Newberg, OR): Considered one of the best skate parks in Oregon and even the United States, skaters have 29,000-square-feet to test their skills. This park has been featured in se…
  • Keeping track of prescription painkillers (Tue, 14 Jul 2009 23:19:25 -0600)
    Over 18% Oregon Teens Have Abuse Prescription DrugsOregon is ranked as one of the top ten states that has the highest percentage of people that abuse prescription painkillers. The problem: people, especially Oregon teens, do not see the danger of usi…
  • Weight loss critical for overweight teens (Sun, 12 Jul 2009 20:11:40 -0600)
    Obesity is no longer considered just a sorry condition for one to be in. It is almost an accepted way of life. WebMd states that 12.5-million youth and children are overweight. These young people are at a higher risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes at…
  • Cyberbullying help (Wed, 08 Jul 2009 22:35:31 -0600)
    Portland teens: is there someone texting you all the time? Are you expected to live by your phone? Are you a traitor if you do not answer a friend’s call right away? Do you feel like you have no control over what you do, where you go, or who you can …
  • Teens that drink and their parents (Tue, 07 Jul 2009 22:46:00 -0600)
    Having a good relationship with your teen pays-off because these strong bonds could influence a teen to drink later on in life. The later a teen decides to drink, the less they are at risk of developing alcohol-related problems. PsychCentral&reg…
  • Teens and death (Mon, 06 Jul 2009 21:26:38 -0600)
    MSNBC recently posted a report on their site with a study sure to alarm some Portland parents: nearly 15% of teens believe they will die young. Even more alarming is that this fatalistic attitude seems to be self-fulfilling. The University of Mi…
  • Drug use glamorized (Sun, 05 Jul 2009 08:02:34 -0600)
    Drugs are a huge epidemic. They ruin lives and families. This is not news to any of us. With this in mind, people have decided to make ridiculous products that glamorize illegal drug use by selling look-a-likes they like to call “legal” ver…
  • T-shirt design contest (Sun, 05 Jul 2009 06:52:30 -0600)
    Young people have a voice.Here is an awesome opportunity for Oregon youth: Roots of Change, with Break the Chain ® Appearal, is holding a t-shirt design contest for Oregon youth ages 14-21. They need a slogan or concept art promotes healthy relat…
  • The effects of alcohol (Fri, 03 Jul 2009 14:32:41 -0600)
    Drinking shrinks the brain, and shrinkage is bad. What Portland teens may not know is that as one gets older, one’s muscles begin to shrink. At the same time, the brain begins to shrink at a rate of 1.9% every 10 years. Pretty crazy, huh? We have he…
  • Drugs teens abuse most (Fri, 03 Jul 2009 14:28:43 -0600)
    There is good news…and bad news. First, the good news is that use of illicit drugs has gone down amongst teens ages 12 to 17. Now the bad news: the abuse of prescriptions drugs has gone up among teens. Prescription drugs are all too easy for Oregon…
  • Teens and alcohol (Fri, 03 Jul 2009 14:19:42 -0600)
    Alcopops. Ever hear of those? Not many people have heard of that term, but they are a drink that is growing in popularity among young people. Alcopop, broken down, is “alcohol” and “pop” (as in soda pop). They are sweet alcoholic …
  • Staycation spots Oregon teens and families will enoy (Wed, 24 Jun 2009 00:10:13 -0600)
    Photo by Phillie CasablancaStaycation: going on vacation in your own neck of the woods.Summer is now officially here and the days are finally getting warmer. During the summer, what more does a teen want to do? Get out of the house.With the economy …
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