• Posts Tagged ‘health & body’

    Namaste: Court rules yoga classes in public schools do not violate freedom of religion


    For many in this country, the practice of yoga is an entirely secular (non-religious) experience undertaken for reasons such as increasing physical flexibility, decreasing pain, and reducing stress.  For others, the practice of yoga is a religious ritual, undertaken for spiritual purposes. Some public schools offer …

    “Dabbing” article censored in Virginia high school


    SaraRose Martin is the co-editor of The Falconer, the student newspaper at Fauquier High School in Virginia. In March, 2015, she was told by her principal that an article she wrote about dabbing was not suitable for printing in the school’s paper. She appealed the …

    Teen pregnancy & teen parent FAQs

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    One of our most popular questions on AsktheJudge concerns the legal rights and laws for pregnant teenagers and teen moms and dads. So we’re going to take this opportunity to highlight some of our frequently asked questions about this sensitive and important topic. Does being …

  • Does a male inmate have a right to grow a beard?

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    We recognize this is a stretch, but juveniles who are tried and sentenced to prison as adults, are affected by a recent Supreme Court decision. In the case of Holt v. Hobbs, Gregory Holt (also known as Abdul Maalik Muhammad), wanted to grow a half-inch …

    Sharp 4th-grader uncovers pencil gaffe

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    When ten-year-old Kodi Mosier sharpened his pencil at school, he noticed the anti-drug message printed on it changed considerably. It went from “Too Cool to Do Drugs” to “Cool to Do Drugs.” Further sharpening led to “Do Drugs.” This was not the intent of the …

    Avoid the “fire challenge”

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    This new social media stunt is not to be believed. Unfortunately, it’s gone viral on YouTube, Vine and other sites with dire consequences. The fire challenge, it seems, is how long you can endure pain while the stunt is being filmed. Kids are using rubbing alcohol, …

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