Christian Barrios (2010)

Christian was selected by the Junior High School faculty and administration. The award was presented in an all-school assembly and he received a standing ovation from students, parents, and staff. Our Difference Maker, Christian Barrios, has impacted our school and...

TEEN TRUTH PARTNERS WITH TEEN LINE

TEEN TRUTH is excited to announce our new partnership with TEEN LINE – a confidential telephone helpline for teens, by teens. We know how important it is to talk to someone when you have a problem, so we’re really happy to join forces and announce TEEN...

CREATIVITY FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

Creating social justice and social change is no small feat – it takes energy, commitment and creativity. Yes, creativity! The process of creating change – whether it’s social, environmental or personal – requires seeing things from another...

Adnan Hamwi (2010)

Adnan Hamwi is a junior here at Monta Vista High School. I have known him since he was a freshman. His positive attitude and acts of kindness have increased over the years. He continually trains his mind to be more compassionate and caring. Adnan has been in the...

TEEN TRUTH: VOICES – ART COULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE

TEEN TRUTH: VOICES – Meet a student who speaks very profoundly about the importance of art in her life. She states that painting is her way to communicate with the world, and she urges other students to find their creative outlet to communicate with those in the...

TEEN TRUTH: VOICES – “It had to be done”

“Spread the word to end the word! Special Olympics! Sign the pledge!” I shouted over and over again at a busy spot on my college campus. March 3rd marked the second annual day of awareness to end the pejorative, everyday use of the word “retard(ed)”. At the University...

TEEN TRUTH: INSIGHT – RELATIONSHIPS CREATE HAPPINESS

Recently, we posted a few notes and thoughts about a lecture we heard from UC Berkley Professor, Dr. Dacher Keltner on the keys to happiness. The posting was so well received that we thought we would write an additional post about other “life” elements that can assist...

SUSPENSIONS ARE NOT THE ANSWER TO BULLYING

Students who bully their peers should be allowed to stay in the classroom, Baltimore schools CEO Andres Alonso said Monday as he addressed several high-profile harassment incidents by urging parents and community leaders to step up their involvement. “We believe...

IT’S NOT ALWAYS EASY TO RESIST USING STEROIDS

LANDOVER, Md. — Washington Redskins fullback Mike Sellers said Monday that it’s still “extremely tough” for NFL players to resist the temptation of steroids. But Sellers added that he had some simple reasons to stay away from them....