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TeenHelp May 5th 2019 01:50 PM
Ethiopian Airlines plane crash By Brittany (.Brittany.) On March 10, 2019, an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crashed, instantly killing all 159 passengers and 8 crew members on board. There were approximately passengers from 35 different countries on the plane at the time of the crash. 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, 9 Ethiopians, 8 each from the United States, China, Italy, and France, 7 from the United Kingdom, 6 from Egypt, 5 each from Germany, the Netherlands, and 4 each from India and...
cynefin March 27th 2019 01:00 AM
Humboldt Broncos bus crash By Brittany (.Brittany.) In Saskatchewan Canada, every family’s worst nightmare came true. On Friday April 6, 2018, a bus that was carrying a Saskatchewan Junior Hockey team was struck by a transport truck at the intersection of highway 35 and highway 335 approximately 300 km north of Regina. The team was heading to a playoff game in Nipawin, Saskatchewan, which is about 2.5 hrs from Humboldt, when their bus was hit. The bus was carrying ...
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TeenHelp March 5th 2019 04:26 AM
Is forgiveness necessary to heal from trauma? By Anonymous Disclaimer: This is my personal opinion on this topic. It is in no way correct or absolute. It is more than okay if you disagree, as everyone is entitled to their opinion. Throughout my childhood and teen years, I was severely physically, sexually, and emotionally abused by four different people. I developed Complex Post-traumatic Stress, Fibromyalgia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and other major difficulties as a result. I was...
TeenHelp September 5th 2018 12:02 PM
Apple iPhone Slowdown Brittany (.Brittany.) Apple iPhones are one of the most popular brand of phones in the world. On December 20, 2017, Apple announced that there had been a software update that forced older iPhones to slow down. Apple claimed to do this to help balance the aging of the lithium batteries. As a lithium battery starts to get older, it begins to malfunction by freezing, shutting off randomly, and not holding a charge very well, especially if it’s very cold or warm....
TeenHelp June 1st 2018 10:14 PM
Coping with mass shootings By Jenna (.:Bibliophile:.) Mass shootings have been prevalent in recent years and due to this, many people have developed anxiety and fear over the possibility of becoming victims of a mass shooting. This anxiety and fear can lead to a decrease in quality of life and it can make it hard for some people to leave their house. When people are faced with trauma it challenges their beliefs about the world. One of the beliefs that mass shootings...
TeenHelp June 1st 2018 10:02 PM
Top news of 2017 By Brittany (.Brittany.) Introduction 2017 was quite the year in news around the world. Almost every day something has happened in one country or another. Some we might not have heard about, others were all over news stations, magazines, and newspapers. Below are some of the top stories from each month around the world. January On January 1, 2017 at around 1:15 AM, Abdulkadir Masharipov entered Reina Nightclub, which is one of the most popular nightclubs...
TeenHelp June 1st 2018 05:58 PM
Terrorist attacks in EnglandBy Brittany (.Brittany.) As of September 2017, England has gone through five different terrorist attacks. These terrorist attacks shook the United Kingdom and others around the world. Between the months of May and September, 37 people have been killed, and approximately 294 people have been injured. ISIS has claimed responsibility for many attacks in the world during the year 2017. ISIS is part of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and they have gone on...
TeenHelp April 4th 2017 12:53 PM
Guatemala Shelter Fire By Brittany (.Brittany.) History of Guatemala Guatemala is a small country located on the southern part of North America and borders with Mexico, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador. As of July 2016, Guatemala has a population of approximately 15,000,000 people, and is 109,000 sq km in size. Since Guatemala is so close to the equator the climate is primarily hot, humid, and tropical. Guatemala's location makes it more susceptible to earthquakes, hurricanes,...
TeenHelp October 4th 2016 12:06 PM
The Orphan Train Movement Jenna (~Abibliophobe~) Between 1854 and 1929, The Orphan Train Movement carried about 250,000 homeless children by train from places such as Boston and New York City to other states within the United States as well as Canada. The trains were not always a luxury, depending on the time in which they were ridden. The very first trains were nothing more than cattle cars with some seats and a bathroom. However, as more money was available, the trains ...
TeenHelp April 3rd 2016 05:31 PM
Canadian Syrian Refugee Plan By Chantal (Atropos) Canada's Liberal Government launched a Syrian refugee plan to bring in 25,000 (twenty-five thousand) Syrian refugees in November 2015 and reached the total goal of 25,000 on February 27th 2016 in Montreal, Quebec. Canadian's welcome 25,000 (twenty-five thousand) Syrian refugees who are fleeing from a civil war, and have lost everything. It is announced that the Liberal Government will be opening its doors to 280,000...
TeenHelp August 9th 2015 12:56 PM
Caitlyn Jenner's journey by Cassie (Calico.) and Dez (*~Sparkly Queer~* ) The term transgender refers to people whose gender identity is not equivalent to the biological sex they were assigned at birth. People often expect someone to conform to the societal norms of a male or female, when the person may feel differently inside. Children with gender dysphoria generally feel that they need to hide part of who they are because societal norms say that they must do male or female things, ...
TeenHelp July 3rd 2015 05:27 PM
Feminism Basics By Oliver ( *~Shimmery Queer~* ) Feminism has become a trending topic, but many people still do not fully understand what the movement's aims and ideals are. Feminism began in Western culture in the late 19th century. While it has gained women more rights than they initially had, feminists still believe there is more work to be done in order to achieve equal rights. What is feminism? Feminism is defined as the movement for social, political, and economic equality of...
TeenHelp January 5th 2015 10:36 PM
The Scottish independence referendum By Adam (Adam the Fish) On 18th September 2014, Scotland’s citizens voted decisively to reject a split from the three-hundred-year-old union it shared with England in the United Kingdom. With a record turnout and passionate campaigns prior to the referendum on independence from both the “Yes” and “No” (“Better Together”) sides of the argument, the decision was a historic one. Circumstances leading to the referendum Whilst independence is something...
TeenHelp November 5th 2014 09:22 PM
Remember, Remember, the 5th of November By Louise (LlamaLlamaDuck) In most parts of the world, November 5th is no different from any other day. In the UK, however, it is a night celebrated with parties, bonfires, and fireworks. It is much like the 4th of July in America but on a smaller scale. Known as Bonfire Night, Fireworks Night, or Guy Fawkes Night, it is commemorated across the UK every year. It all began courtesy to the man known as Guy Fawkes. Originally from York in England,...
Fading Light. June 3rd 2014 06:01 AM
The Troubles in Northern Ireland By Gareth (Catharsis.) Northern Ireland has endured a history of political and social instability. As a disputed constituent country of the United Kingdom, ordinary residents of Ulster have long lived in everyday fear. The worst stretch of violence that ever occurred in Ulster is known as "The Troubles". Two factions decided that enough was enough, and took to violent measures to profess their loyalty to either the Crown, or the Irish freedom fight. Widely...



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