Many teens do not report it because they are afraid to tell friends and family. Youth who experience dating violence are more likely to experience the following: Additionally, youth who are victims of dating violence in high school are at higher risk for victimization during college.
A 2017 CDC Report [PDF 4.32MB] found that approximately 7% of women and 4% of men who ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner first experienced some form of partner violence by that partner before 18 years of age. Communicating with your partner, managing uncomfortable emotions like anger and jealousy, and treating others with respect are a few ways to keep relationships healthy and nonviolent.
Imagine standing somewhere over there on Washington Street on Marathon Monday and watching sixty- eight hundred yous go running by. “But, Dave,” you cry, “Walt Whitman tells me I’m my own version of perfection! In our unspoken but no so subtle Darwinian competition with one another—which springs, I think, from our fear of our own insignificance, a subset of our dread of mortality—we have of late, we Americans, to our detriment, come to love accolades more than genuine achievement. Love everything you love, everyone you love, with all your might.
So think about this: even if you’re one in a million, on a planet of 6.8 billion that means there are nearly 7,000 people just like you. So that makes 6.8 billion examples of perfection, 6.8 billion sparks of Zeus. If everyone gets a trophy, trophies become meaningless.
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CONGRATULATIONS to our JV & Varsity Volleyball Teams for winning the 2017 OIA Division II JV & Varsity Championships.
The JV beat Kaiser in straight sets (21-19, 21-19) to claim the crown.
The Varsity beat Pearl City in straight sets (25-11, 25-16, 25-16) to claim the crown.
What an awesome accomplishment for our Volleyball Program. Today, remember this: Life is a privilege, and you have the privilege ofcontributing to it.