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Author: Tiffany Soyster Date: July 15, 2015
Over a decade ago, Seattle schools decided to remove soda from vending machines in the school system.  The reason? For the health of the student.  But now, girls as young as 12 can receive an intrauterine birth control device, on the tax payer's dime, without parental notification.
Author: Tiffany Soyster Date: July 14, 2015
A recent study found that the more drinking teens see in movies, the more likely they are to drink. In fact, teens that reported viewing the most drinking on the big screen were 70% more likely to binge drink.  Does showing drinking in movies send a message of acceptance to our teens?
Author: Tiffany Soyster Date: July 14, 2015
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson recently spoke out regarding his relationship with musical artist Ciara.  Wilson said he intends on practicing abstinence until marriage, but admitted it isn't going to be an easy task.  “If there’s a 10, she’s a 15,” Wilson said, “so I need y’all to pray for me.
Author: Tiffany Soyster Date: June 02, 2015
Fox has become really good at disguising completely inappropriate content as suitable for young viewers. The trick? Animation. Shows like The Simpsons, Family Guy and American Dad have found their home during primetime Sunday night.  And, honestly, what parent would be concerned when they walk past their teenage kids sitting in front of a cartoon?
Author: Tiffany Soyster Date: June 02, 2015
Via Abstinence ClearingHouse   "YouNow" App allows users to broadcast real-time video while other users chat and comment about what is going on. According to its founder, Adi Sideman, 70% of users are under the age of 24. Journalist Amanda Grossman-Scott recently spent some time on the app in order to write a fair article of what a typical visit would consist of.
Author: Tiffany Soyster Date: June 02, 2015
 In a "Friends with Benefits" culture, we take the relationship aspect away from sex, making it just another commodity to get and give away.   But True Love Dates examines the real dangers behind living life this way, the least of which being lack of boundaries.
Author: Tiffany Soyster Date: June 02, 2015
With the increase of dating apps available at your fingertips, Utah has seen the number of STD cases increase. In fact, Chlamydia cases have increased by nearly 77%. This article argues that the increase is due to the ease now behind arranging a hookup thanks to Tinder.
Author: Tiffany Soyster Date: April 30, 2015
If you only make it to the theater once before summer (or at all for that matter) GO SEE THIS MOVIE. It is an encouraging and entertaining look into the faith of a child, and the sad reality of racism.  It is a beautiful picture of just what faith the size of a mustard seed can do.
Author: Tiffany Soyster Date: April 30, 2015
In a culture where people are considered famous based on their family's name alone, it is nice to see someone stepping out to use their influence in a positive way.  Check out this comparison of Kylie Jenner, daughter of Bruce Jenner and Kris Kardashian, and Sadie Robertson, daughter of Duck Commander CEO Willie and Kori Robertson.
Author: Tiffany Soyster Date: April 30, 2015
Now, for only $24.99 a month, girls can create an imaginary boyfriend! This "boyfriend" will send text messages, leave a voicemail message and even send a handwritten note... all so a single girl can feel valuable and worthwhile. Read more here.
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