Posts Tagged as "community"

Empty Lots & Lonely Fields: How I See My Community

September 20, 2012 / By
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If I could change the apperance and make something positive that everyone could use, Merced would be a happier, healtheir place. Changing these places from negatives to positives would improve the appearance and hopefully bring the community closer together.

Falling Petals – Teens and STD’s

September 18, 2012 / By
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I know that sexuality is a very taboo subject in todays society, but here is an interesting fact: did you know that half of young adults and teens will get a STD before they turn 25 and many of them will have no idea. If you’re having any kind of sex, the most common symptom of STDs is no symptom. The only way to know for sure is to get tested.

My Flaws Are My Beauty – My Summer Experience At ARC pt. I

September 18, 2012 / By
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Love comes in many different forms. People are not perfect but their love will always be perfect like the tree that absorbs the glistening water of a river and grows. Love to trees means sinking its roots into the river floor and to firmly hold the boulders and ground together to support the river’s flow to its destination. I realized I only saw one kind of love, mine, and since I didn’t recognize the love my family and boyfriend were giving me, I became angry, short-tempered, and developed low self-esteem.

My Experience At The Boys and Men of Color Camp

August 20, 2012 / By
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I still keep in touch with some of them, I still thank them for what they did to me. They changed me. I changed! Like someone wise once told me "It’s better to be seen then heard" well sometimes its better to be heard than seen. I'm not rich. I have no money. My voice is the only powerful thing I own. When you say the right words to the right people, they will follow.

Homelessness: Close To Home

August 17, 2012 / By
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Finding out the facts and opening myself up to these different points of view has shifted my opinions on homeless. To those who still hold onto stereotypes about the homeless, you don’t know their story and you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. I now understand that this lifestyle is not always a choice and that this lifestyle does not take over their identity.