American Teen Essays

  • American Teen

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    American Teen – How well does it relate to my own teen life or experiences? American Teen follows five different students in their final year of high school and each of the five are vastly different in personality and social classes within the high school structure. From dating, to hanging out with friends outside of school, family matters, and future planning for college. However, this movie, and how it was laid out to viewers, made it seem more like a reality TV show than a real life, authentic

  • Raps Controversy

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    Rap’s Controversy The most popular new music to emerge from the ‘80’s was rap music. It first developed in the mid ‘70’s in New York City, and soon in other urban areas, primarily amongst African-American teen-agers. It became very popular with the urban public that it soon began to spread throughout the United States and much of the world. It replaced rock music as the creative force in music of the ‘80’s and ‘90’s. However, as popular as it was then and it is now, the lyrics of many rap songs have

  • Teenagers and their Credit Cards

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    heavily burdened by credit card debt," said Stephen Brobeck, executive director of the Consumer Federation of America.  Many will plunge into debt.  Many teens waste little time taking on debt after leaving home.  The number of 18 and 19 year olds with credit cards in their own name is climbing, according to Teenage Research Unlimited.  Of American teen between 18 and 20 years old, 41 percent have their own cards, compared with 36 percent last year. Across all age groups, the statistics don't paint

  • An Analysis of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet

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    critics of today. Many feel that he cut out too much of the words which lessened the character development and original connotation that Shakespeare intended. Even worse, he compromised Shakespeare’s integrity by giving in to the demands of the American teen pop culture. These critics have a point. Luhrmann takes out anything that does not speak to the current audience. He understands that in his time, Shakespeare wrote his plays to entertain his audience, writing within the context of his culture

  • Unhealthy American Teens

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    unhealthy americans stated by (market watch). The top portion of unhealthy americans would be American teens. American teens often lack proper nutrition whether they consume too many calories or not enough. In doing so teens raise the health risk problems such as obesity, Iron-Deficiency Anemia, Anorexia. The first major leading problem in america would be obesity. According to a review published in a 2012 edition of the “International Journal of Preventive Medicine,” obese children and teens between

  • American Teen Essay

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    American Teen is a documentary covering the lives of teenagers at school in a small town in Indiana, America. The documentary showcases four main teenagers – the artsy girl, the jock, the popular girl and the geek. It shows the good and bad times that the teenagers face day-to-day and all of the situations that every teenagers goes through such as, jealousies, heartbreaks, first loves and the struggles socially as well as them deciding their future. 2. Colin Clemens is the jock showcased in the

  • Teen People Magazine

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    Teen People Magazine The Teen People, September edition, is a magazine designed to appeal to young female readers. Its content features well known celebrities, use of bright and flashy colors, and an organized layout that attracts an upbeat, young readership interested in high-quality appearance and style. Although the magazine’s main focus may appear to insure a great fashion sense, it also concentrates on a philosophical orientation by covering a more diverse readership that includes all colors

  • Club Drugs and Teens

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    Introduction In today’s society, teens are a common target of anti-drug campaigns and government advertisements. The goal of these campaigns is to make teens and young adults aware of the dangers associated with drug use. While these campaigns are generally effective, teens are still greatly tempted by the dangerous, exciting, and fast-paced world of club drugs. Despite the information they are constantly receiving from their teachers, parents, and government media, some teenagers will still adamantly

  • teens with hiv taking more risks

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    In the study, Lightfoot and her colleagues compared behaviors among 349 teens with HIV from Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City and Miami from 1994 to 1996, with 175 teens with HIV in the same cities from 1999 to 2000. The two groups did not include the same people, but they were a similar mix of sex, age, race and ethnicity, as well as socioeconomic factors, according to the report in the March issue of the American Journal of Health Behavior. The researchers found the post-HAART group was

  • Teens, Sex, and Virginity - Teenage Pregnancy

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    was secured. This was to prevent... ... middle of paper ... ...rk Ca: Sage Publications, 1993 McCuen, Gary. Children Having Children. Gary McCuen Publications, Hudson. 1988. Ravoira, LaWanda, and Andrew L. Cherry. Social Bonds and Teen Pregnancy. Westport, CT: Praeger, 1992. Onilne Sources Consulted: Ez Sound Ideas. Baby Think It Over. [Online] Available, March 5, 1997. March of Dimes. Teenage Pregnancy: Facts you should know. [Online]

  • Christian Teens

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    Teens reflect a culture all of their own within American society. The language that they speak, music that they listen to, and many aspects of their lives differ from that of past generations (Linehan 3). Therefore, many people of older generations tend to make judgments and assumptions about teenagers. These assumptions are typically based on the manner in which teenagers speak, dress, and present themselves. Because of these generalizations, faith of many teens is commonly overlooked. In a society

  • The Dangers of Teen Sleep Deprivation: Benefits of Adopting Later Start Times for High Schools

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    2013. 13 Nov. 2013. Moore, Ann. “Sleep Deprivation Common Among Teens.” talk about sleep. 12 Oct. 2013. 12 Nov. 2013. Ruechel, Al. “Early Start Time Stinks.” Glenn 30 May 2013. 13 Nov. 2013. “Sleep experts to teens: Please, get your zzz’s.” 29 Sep. 2000. 13 Nov. 2013.

  • Ken Schroeder's Barbie Doesn’t Add Up

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    was that they were all blonde and gave off the ideas that this is what girls should be like. He uses the teen talk Barbie as one example by saying that this doll did not say anything that could be considered encouraging and positive to young girls. For example he believes that Teen Barbie saying, “Math class is tough,” makes Teen Barbie come off as a dumb blonde (Schroeder). His evidence with Teen Barbie saying that is not convincing enough to prove that Barbie makes girls think they will not be good

  • Essay on Teens - Popular Music's Impact on Youth

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    Music's Impact on Youth Popular music and its artists have an enormous impact on our culture's youth from generation to generation. In almost any generation within the past fifty years, the behavior and beliefs of the majority of pre-teens and teens can be closely correlated with those of the popular music artist's of that time. Which music was "the popular music" changed drastically several times between the 1950s and the present, along with the attitudes of that generation's young adults

  • The Legal Drinking Age: 18 or 21?

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    2006. Web. 14 Nov. 2011. Nelson, Toben F. and, Henry Wechsler. “Will Increasing Alcohol Availability Decrease Drinking and Related Consequences Among Youths? Weighing Evidence on a Proposal to Lower the Minimum Legal Drinking Age of 21 Years.” American Journal of Public Health 100(2010); 986-992. Academic Search    Premier. Web. 25  Oct. 2011.

  • Otosclerosis

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    categories of otosclerosis. "Subclinical Otosclerosis" occurs when the tissue does not interfere with the ossicles. A person may have this form for many years and not know it. Another category is "Clinical Otosclerosis." This type can be present in the teen years, but not detected until the young adult years. It is rare for it to occur after the age of fifty. The last category of"Histologic Otosclerosis" occurs when the tissue is present, but it may or may not cause hearing loss. "Cochlear Otosclerosis"

  • Hackers vs. Crackers

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    Hackers vs. Crackers Introduction When you hear the word hacker, you probably think of a nerdy, teen-aged boy sitting behind a computer with sinister plans for his attack flowing through the keystrokes of his fingers. You probably think of a techno-criminal defacing websites, shutting down computer systems, stealing money or confidential information-basically a threat to society. But these descriptions may describe someone else enterely. Many in the computer community contend that this criminal

  • Teens and Sex - Teenage Sex

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    important issue. Premarital sex is usually the cause of sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy, and deep, emotions of regret. Sexually transmitted diseases flourish in a society of premarital sex, where teens have many sex partners. A direct result of this, is STD's becoming more abundant among the population. One reason for the plague of STD's is the misuse of contraceptives by teens. Many teens believe that condoms, or the pill prohibit the spread of herpes, AIDS, or other diseases

  • Teens, Sex, and Virginity - Teenagers and the Importance of Abstinence

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    1999.>. Planned Parenthood. What to Expect if You Choose Abortion. 21 Mar. 1999.>. Powell, Betsy. "Dangers of Teen Abortion." San Francisco Chronicle 5 Apr. 1996: A23 Teen Pregnancy. CDC State-by-State Pregnancy Rates for Teens 15-19. 21 Mar. 1999.>. Teen Pregnancy. Teen Pregnancy Facts and Stats. 21 Mar. 1999. http://www

  • Summary of Adolescence:The Survival Guide for Parents And Teenagers by Elizabeth Fenwick and Dr. Tony Smith

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    parents and teens that offers insight and advice on a wide range of adolescent developmental concerns. Organized into convenient topical sections for both parent and teen readers, the text can be easily consulted when seeking advice on a particular issue, or simply read cover to cover. Either way, the reader will find a wealth of practical advice for both parent and teen. The authors approach their subject in a sympathetic and sensitive manner in an effort to ameliorate typical parent/teen confrontations