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    10 Back to School Laws Every Student Should Know

    Back to School

    It’s back to school season, so we’ve compiled a list of laws that every student should know about. We hear from many children and teenagers throughout the year who have either been disciplined at school or are concerned about their rights in the school setting. …


    Unwise selfie leads to death

    Oscar Aguilar

    Can a selfie really be harmful? After all, you’re the one taking the picture, so consent isn’t an issue. Of course, if it’s sexting, that’s another matter altogether. A recent incident in Mexico City highlights the dangers of selfies mixed with weapons. Twenty-one year old …


    Teen faces 5-to-life for brownie sale

    Jacobs Lavoro

    You probably guessed it – not your mother’s brownies but homemade ones by 19-year-old Jacob Lavoro laced with marijuana and hash oil. Jacob was arrested in Texas in April, 2014 after a complaint led to a search of his apartment. The police found 1.5 pounds …


    A shocking possibility from sexting

    sexting

    As you know, prosecutors need evidence to go forward with charges against someone. The evidence may be direct eyewitness testimony or circumstantial evidence. Sometimes law enforcement takes samples of hair, urine or blood to test or to do DNA analysis. Photographs are also used for identifying suspects. If …


    LGBT discrimination in the workplace

    LGBT rights

    On July 1, 2014, President Obama announced at a LGBT Pride Reception at the White House that he would be issuing an executive order banning federal contractors from discriminating against employees on the basis of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Such a law has …


    Teen turns graffiti bullying into positive message

    Carleigh O'Connell

    Carleigh O’Connell of New Jersey heard from friends at school that someone spray-painted “Carleigh’s ass” across a cement barrier at a nearby beach. Instead of getting upset about it, she turned it around for other bullying victims to learn from. Carleigh found the graffiti and posed …


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