The doctors thought I had inhaled a peanut. But I kept getting pneumonia. Finally, I went to a different hospital and the diagnosis was lung cancer.
When I was seven, I remember my cousin stopping in the middle of football games, pulling a red L-shaped thing out of his pocket, and taking a puff of it. For some reason, I never questioned it. It wasn’t until we were older and he went to the emergency room several times, that I realized how serious this “asthma” thing was.
In partnership with UCSF’s Center for Vulnerable Populations, Youth Radio’s Health & Wellness Department Interns went on a photo-walking tour around…
I’m in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program — also called the International High School — perceived by students as being the most rigorous program… as well as the whitest.
Youth Radio started off the year covering school safety, focusing especially on elementary school classrooms. We went on to explore the changing timing of puberty education, programs for young undocumented college students and the phenomenon of cyberbullying on social media sites.
With the roll-out of the Affordable Care Act, this was a big year for young people and health. Youth Radio’s coverage spanned from the potential physical dangers of competitive high school football, to how teenagers cope with the emotional stress of cyberbullying.
This event was called Civics Day, and was put on by a national non-profit organization called Generation Citizen. The goal of the event was to engage young people in civics and empower them to become effective citizens.
Oakland recently denied a youth curfew for the third time. Oakland City Councilmember Noel Gallo’s proposal suggested that kids not be allowed on the streets between 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. everyday and 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on school days.
Despite the heavy media attention paid to cyberbullying as of late, according to a poll given to dozens young people across California, physical bullying remains a lot more common than cyberbullying.