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    Teenage Runaways A news bulletin flashed across the television.  Interrupting my favorite program, a news reporter announced, "Missing teenagers." The reporter went on to state that a group of young teenagers had been reported missing for the last twenty-four hours. It was later reported that the teenagers had run away, and they had left a note demanding more independence. The teenagers were from wealthier homes; therefore, the parents of the missing children could not understand the reason

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    Teenage Runaways "How does it feel, to be on your own, with no direction home, like a rolling stone?" -Bob Dylan Lois Stavsky quotes, "It can't feel good. Especially when you're only a teenager, barely past the years where life should be a comforting cocoon, and just before the age when you are ready to take on the world." (Stavsky xiii) In most states, a runaway is a young person under 18 who leaves home or a place of residence without permission of parent or legal guardian (Connors 18)

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    three year survey of four hundred fifty five runaway teens were leaded by sociologists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. The survey showed that runaway teens are highly more likely than average teens to surfer from mental disorders such as conduct disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and severe depression. Kurt Johnson who is one the sociologists said “seventy four percent of male runaways and fifty seven percent of female runaways in the study have conduct disorder, compared

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    complexity and enormity of the problems faced by adolescent runaways it is almost impossible to overstate the myriad of negative forces that place pressure upon the youth. Sexual and physical abuse is prevalent among runaway youth, as well as substance abuse, victimization, mental health problems and problems with the juvenile justice system (Rohr, 1996). These problems are frequently seen in many facets of the youth population; however, the runaway population is often forced to face these issues without

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    often. These people are incapable of handling the stress of living on their own. These people get kicked out of their homes and are to ashamed to go to their families because of their illness, so we see them on the streets struggling to stay warm. Teenage mothers are also forced to live on the streets because their families will not help them. The fathers are not there and that forces them to live on the streets. So they must resort to prostitution to pay for the food that their young ones need to

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    again. He catches a few waves, and then catches one all the way back to shore, where he showers, gets dressed and then goes off to work. He has one of the most stressful jobs I can think of. He is a counselor at one of the local shelters for teenage runaways. He deals with teen depression, suicidal tendencies, and coordinates bringing these kids back together with their families. And even though these tasks aren’t what most people would want to have to put up with in their lives, he does it every

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    where demand for their services is high. Others work in so-called massage parlors, a newer version of the old-time brothel. The majority are “streetwalkers”, soliciting, or being solicited by, customers on city streets. Increasing numbers are young runaways to the city who turn to the streets for survival. Because the statues are enforced in such a way as to punish overtness and visibility rather than any specific act, almost all of the prostitutes arrested each year are streetwalkers. Customers, although

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    Neon Angel

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    The dramatic recreation of the life of a 70's teenage rock star, Cherie Currie. Known as the other twin when she was younger, Cherie often felt “like the ugly stepsister,” (pg. 7) being overshadowed by her identical twin Marie. Being a victim of a rocky childhood after her alcoholic father and her over dramatic, actress of a mother divorced, Cherie often felt as if she were an outcast. In school Cherie was teased and called a freak because of her outlandish style of clothing and her obsession with

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    particular type of punk rock and country music described as “Cowpunk” along with a wild stage show that earned them a widespread and notorious reputation. Uniquely for the time, the sirens were not under the control of a male authority figure like the Runaways were with their manager Kim Fowley. This Screaming Sirens masterminded every raucous lyric, guitar riff, and punk stage antic attached to their legend, refusing to compromise their sound or DIY ethos. Despite a major label recording, a Hollywood

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    less than two weeks. About150,000 of the total missing are abducted; of these two thirds are abductedby a divorced parent. Some of the reasons behind the missing children are not pretty.According to an article in Parade, "about 35 percent of runaways leave homebecause of incest, 53 percent because of physical neglect. The rest are"throwaways," children kicked out or simply abandoned by parents who moveaway. Every state has laws against incest, child abuse, abandonment, childpornography and

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    In William Faulkner's 1930 short story "A Rose for Emily," the protagonist, Miss Emily Grierson is a desperately lonely woman. Miss Emily finds herself completely isolated from other people her entire life, yet somehow manages to continue on with her head held high. French philosopher and writer Voltaire said "We are rarely proud when we are alone," but Miss Emily's case is quite the opposite. The strength that Miss Emily gains from pride is what helps her through the loneliest of times. Miss

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    Jamaica’s Troubled Past

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    practices of the Maroons are still evident in Jamaican culture. Their trouble past has made their life difficult but even today they are a presence in Jamaica. The First Deserters The idea of runaways did not take long in the Caribbean islands. Jamaica was not the only island experiencing runaways, Haiti, Cuba, and many Latin American countries were all falling victim to these guerilla style warfare tribes. During the first years of Spanish control the island of Hispaniola (Spanish Jamaica)

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    everyone wants him to be. Huck is someone with a mind of his own and someone who does what he pleases. Since Huck is someone who rejects society, he eventually ends up running away and traveling up the Mississippi River with a slave name Jim. The two runaways find peace on the river and they also find that they do not have to deal with the cruel society on shore. In this respect, what qualities make the river and society on shore so different from one another and how does Twain establish these contrasts

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    that. The feeling that I was teaching something those kids, the feeling that I was making a difference. I was determined to find a job in education, with my background in Psychology, how hard could it be? I found work at a residential school for runaways and abused teenaged females. It was great! I was ready to go, I was going to change the world and change those girls lives. What I didn't realize is that will alone does not make me a teacher and that I needed training, a lot of training. I made

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    punishment would include branding, whipping, mutilation, chaining and sometimes the harshest punishment of all cold blooded murder. Slavery was one of the worst periods in American history. During this period of slavery there were few revolts but many runaways. While slavery continued to spread and get more brutal in the South, the North disagreed with the idea of free labor. Their difference fueled the abolitionist movement. The Abolitionist Movement was the first movement that lead to the African

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    Indian Boarding School

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    simply be a tool she used to express racism towards them in general. With that fact, the reader must remember that although the words are from the runaways' point of view, there are not necessarily any real runaways. From the point of view at which this is told, the runaways are eager to find their way home. They do not necessarily really try to runaway, it may just be in their fantasies, "Home's the place we head for in our sleep." (line 1). The first use of personification is in the line, "The rails

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    Joss Whedon is a writer, producer and director of mostly Supernatural and Science Fiction. Comic books are another facet of Whedon’s creativity. Many of his works have ties to comics. His witty and off-beat style won him a devoted fan base as well as many awards. He is well known to plan his storylines well in advance to allow for the continuous longevity of a show. Joss Whedon was born June of 1964 in New York City to Tom Whedon and Lee Strerns. He studied at Winchester College in England for

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    develops into an independent being who can decide, on his own, what he accepts whether it involves supporting slavery, turning Jim in, or confessing the truth. Most of the novel centers around the relationship between Huck and Jim, Miss Watson’s runaway slave. During their first encounter, Huck comments, “I was ever so glad to see Jim. I warn’t lonesome, now” (46). In the beginning of their companionship on the island, Huck sees Jim as a friend, someone that will keep him company. However, later

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    world. For his masterpiece, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the literary establishment recognized him as one of the greatest writers America would ever produce. This novel is about a teenage boy by the name of Huck Finn whose father is an alcoholic. Because of his violence, Huck runs away and finds a runaway slave Jim. Instead of turning Jim in, Huck goes against society and makes a decision to help Jim break free from slavery. As they travel together, Huck learns more and more about Jim and

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    Presidential Influence and Teenage Drug Abuse. "Just don't do it", the slogan from Bob Dole's anti-drug campaign upon a cursory evaluation, may appear to have been an inefficient way of confronting the growing problem of national drug abuse. After all, it is hardly reasonable to believe that a potential drug user will specifically consider these words before deciding whether to get high or not. However, this slogan, and the man that stands behind it, represents a sorely needed, value-oriented

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