Category Archives: Teen Safety

Caminata de paz

Caminando por la paz

Hace algunos dias, la vida de tres jovenes fue arebatada en Jamaica Plain por culpa de la violencia que hay en esta ciudad. En realidad yo no se el motivo por cual esas personas decidieron disparar a matar, pero sinceramente no creo que haya motivo…

Caminata de paz

Walking for Peace

Recently, the lives of three young men were taken in Jamaica Plain due to the violence in the city. I don’t know the reason why shooters decided to kill, but honestly I don’t think that there is a valid reason to take someone’s life. It’s…

Don't Drink and Drive

Drinking and Driving

Sometimes it’s hard to understand the severity of things until they have been put into context. For example, I always hear people saying “Don’t drink and drive”. I don’t drink and drive, but I also never thought that an accident related to drunk driving would happen to someone…

Pointed Gun

Neighborhood Violence

I recently spoke to my mom and she told me that somebody was shot dead near our house. This death marks the fifth death in the last month in the same neighborhood. When my mother first told me about this, I was like – Mom,…

Four Loko

Four Loko

By now, many of you have probably heard the buzz about the caffeinated alcoholic drink called Four Loko. Four Loko is made with guarana, taurine, caffeine, and alcohol. It sells for less than three dollars a can. There‘s been a lot of press about this drink…

Car Safety

Cell Phones & Driving: New Laws in MA, Beware!

In Massachussetts, new laws regarding cell phone use while driving will become effective on Thursday, September 30th, 2010. The Safe Driving Law bans all JUNIOR drivers (drivers under 18 years old) from using their cell phones while driving; for any reason, even with a headset or…

Road Rage

Residents of Boston have to deal with road rage on a daily basis. Drivers are always angry and feel the need to swear at people, especially around busy areas such as college campuses and hospitals. I experienced this firsthand today while I was walking to…

A Risky Decision

Sadly summer is over and school has already started for most of us. I wanted to tell you a little bit about my vacation and give you some advice I learned the hard way.

Students Against Vector Explotation

S.A.V.E (Students Against Vector Exploitation)

It’s Ty! While doing some research for work, I came across an article about the organization S.A.V.E, which stands for Students Against Vector Exploitation. This article immediately caught my eye because Vector Marketing is a company that contacted me about applying for a job, and…

Losing a Friend

I never thought that the death of a friend was going to hurt so much. When I found out, I felt so helpless because there was nothing I could do. There was nothing ANYONE could do to bring my friend back to life. My friends…