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Americans should be more upset about Obama

My question and concern as an American is that we show great concern and animosity with the events that occurred in Ferguson, Mo., and strongly condemn Ray Rice for assaulting his now wife, so why aren't we as Americans bitter about the Benghazi attacks, the ISIS beheadings, or the broken Ob…

September 16, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Put the iPhone down and let's talk

YOUNG VOICES: Put the iPhone down and let's talk

Being part of the millennial generation has made me realize a drastic change in the way we are communicating as a society. As social media fads have shown, most communication today is not face to face or even over the phone. According to International Business Times, texting has surpassed ph…

September 01, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Living in a world filled with bullies

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Living in a world filled with bullies

Last time I wrote about how much of the violence and bullying we see in the world can be directly attributed to the school environment. I also wrote just a little on the prevalence of violence among and from the law enforcement officers responsible for keeping the peace and keeping our commu…

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo school board beefs up bullying policy

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso School Board approved changes in the district's bullying policy Thursday, updating and beefing it up to comply with the latest changes in the state law.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Fighting bullying requires ntensive collaboration

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Fighting bullying requires ntensive collaboration

Bullying is a problem in many schools and neighborhoods. Countless children wake up afraid to go to school or venture out of the house because they are victims of bullying.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: We need to address bullying in sports, elsewhere

YOUNG VOICES: We need to address bullying in sports, elsewhere

I have some not-so-breaking news: Bullying still exists.

December 16, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Does your child feel welcome in this world?

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Does your child feel welcome in this world?

Just last week I was having a conversation with a young man I have known for several years now. He is struggling with many of the same challenges a lot of young adults are facing right now, like not enough income to support independence, job troubles, car troubles, “baby-mama” troubles, lega…

September 22, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Discrimination deprives world of innovations

YOUNG VOICES: Discrimination deprives world of innovations

Our society is constantly worrying about our outward appearances and is frequently trying to make sure we “fit the status quo.” What is wrong with being the person you are without having to worry about what the random person down the street thinks about you?

June 24, 2013 12:00 am

Valpo council urged to support anti-bullying efforts

VALPARAISO | In the battle against bullies, a growing number of people are getting involved, ranging from the U.S. Army to a Valparaiso middle school student.

May 13, 2013 5:47 pm
Students positive about assemblies

Students positive about assemblies

HAMMOND | Students and staff at Morton Elementary School held the first Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports assembly of the year recently.

February 13, 2013 12:00 am
Parents struggle to find gender-neutral toys

Parents struggle to find gender-neutral toys

Parents who hope to expose their children to different kinds of play, like science sets for girls and dolls for boys, for example, can find themselves stymied by a toy industry that can seem stuck in the past when it comes to gender roles.

December 27, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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This New Year, resolve to get more sleep

This New Year, resolve to get more sleep

In 2013, why not focus on one health change you'll enjoy sticking to: getting more sleep.

December 14, 2012 9:00 am
Break the Habit: How families can change their routines for the better

Break the Habit: How families can change their routines for the better

Breaking habits can be tough, but luckily there are many ways to reach your goals.

November 16, 2012 9:00 am
Keeping kids and teens tobacco-free

Keeping kids and teens tobacco-free

The teen years bring plenty of changes for students, as well as new worries for parents. Smoking is at the top of that list for many parents.

November 16, 2012 9:00 am
Standing up to bullying

Standing up to bullying

There are measures parents and caregivers can take to help identify the signs of bullying and the anxiety it can induce so they can help their children manage through this difficult situation.

November 16, 2012 9:00 am
Portage High School students bring diversity to Myers Elementary

Portage High School students bring diversity to Myers Elementary

PORTAGE | Crystal Fuller remembers what it was like when she moved to Portage as a fourth-grader.

March 18, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Portage girl speaks out on being bullied

Portage girl speaks out on being bullied

SOUTH HAVEN | Jodi Bunjan, 15, haltingly shared her story Saturday about being bullied, relying on her mother to read a message she'd written about it.

February 04, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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MARK KIESLING: Senate fails its state twice in one week

MARK KIESLING: Senate fails its state twice in one week

Sometimes I wish the whole Indiana General Assembly would book rooms in Illinois and just stay there so they could avoid doing stupid things.

April 08, 2011 12:00 am

D.215 clarifies harassment, bullying policies

CALUMET CITY | Thornton Fractional Township High School District 215 board officials have made it clear they oppose bullying or harassment of any kind.

January 27, 2011 12:00 am

Nathan Hale kids start Response to Intervention

LANSING | Nathan Hale Elementary School is trying a new program to track students' behavior and encourage them to be positive, prepared and respectful at school.

November 21, 2010 12:00 am
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