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Reasons To be Vegan

IN THE February 1 ISSUE

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by Ashley Brandon



I ordered a Big Mac the other day and I told them to hold the meat, the sauce, and the cheese. Why? Because I’m a vegan. I’m not going to be one of those vegans who preach it as if it’s a religion, but there are many benefits of veganism. First of all, veganism isn’t so much a diet as it is a philosophy and a lifestyle. There are environmental benefits, health benefits, and the benefit of saving animals from cruel treatment.

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Teen Poetry Corner April 2013

IN THE April 6 ISSUE

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by Valley Teens & More



These poems were written by local, and not so local, teens who won our most recent Teen Talk poetry contest. The contest is open to anyone age 13-19.

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The Blab With DJ Reimer–The Latest News At RHS!

IN THE September 22 ISSUE

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by D.J. Reimer



Change is among us at Reedley High School. Upperclassmen entered the parking lot on August 27, 2012 to discover an unprecedented tragedy: Ms. K is no longer with us. The Anglo-Saxon community at RHS briefly mourned her absence that Monday morning. Luckily, she is happy at her job at Reedley College, chasing the same kind of kids, just bigger and older. We wish her the best.

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by Jessica Ham



Do you like young love and humor? Then you will love The Perks Of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. The Perks Of Being A Wallflower is narrated by a teenager going by the alias Charlie. He describes several scenes in his life by writing a series of letters to an anonymous person who he does not know personally.

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Gossip Girl Books Review

IN THE March 24 ISSUE

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by Jessica Ham



If you love drama, teen romance, or the show Gossip Girl, then you will love these books written by Cecily von Ziegesar. It all takes place in New York, mainly the Upper East Side, and follows the lives of the rich and fabulous students of two prep schools in Manhattan. There are many characters in this series but the two that are featured are Serena van der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf, the queen bees of the Upper East Side.

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Poetry Corner February 2012

IN THE February 25 ISSUE

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by Valley Teens



These poems were written by local teens who won our most recent Teen Talk poetry contest. The contest is open to anyone age 13-19. Any subject or type of poem will be considered with five or more poems selected each time.

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by Liz Stoeckel



On October 3, 2004, seventy-five people gathered in Fresno, California to hold a prayer vigil for a missing 16-year old girl. I’d seen these vigils on the news—pictures of a smiling teenager, Mom begging for information, candles lighting up the night, and volunteers handing out flyers. I wasn’t watching this scene unfold on the 6:00 news, however. The face on the flyer belonged to my daughter.

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by Jesus Ibarra



Magic Slays is an urban fantasy that is set in an alternate Atlanta and in a future where technology and magic come in waves, and magic is winning. When magic is in effect, most technology will not work, and spells, monsters and people with magic are at their strongest. The opposite is true when the magic goes down.

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September Teen Poetry Corner 2011

IN THE September 24 ISSUE

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by Teen Poets



These poems were written by local teens who won our September 2011 Teen Talk poetry contest. This time we only have two winners-one from Parlier and the other from Reedley. The contest is open to anyone age 14-19. The next contest results will be published in October and will have a Halloween theme.

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The Hunger Games: Book Review

IN THE September 17 ISSUE

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by Aimee Lewis



If one of your family members were forced to fight for his or her life, yet you had the opportunity to step in for them, would you? Honestly, I get the feeling that not many people would. Yeah, many people say, “Of course I would! It’s family!” but when it comes down to it, and they’re actually put into this situation, would they do it? In The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, families are put to the test. It shows that sometimes, no matter how much you love someone, you don’t necessarily know how you will react.

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The Pack by Jason Starr: Book Review

IN THE September 3 ISSUE

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by Jesus Ibarra



Jason Starr presents what happens to a normal guy, Simon Burns, who gets lured into a “pack” by three other stay at home dads who are more than they seem to be. Simon’s life isn’t going that great. He gets fired, he is having marital problems, and is adjusting to becoming a stay at home dad. And after being drawn into a wild night, he blacks out and wakes up in the woods naked. After that night, Simon notices extreme changes. Simon is suddenly stronger, faster, acute senses, and overall more animalistic. The gist is he has become a werewolf and possibly killed somebody.

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


As the Reel Pride Film Festival in Fresno celebrates its twenty second year, the festival organizers have made an extra effort to bring in local youth to the festival. One of the things they have done toward that effort is to bring on board Clovis youth Justin Kamimoto as outreach coordinator. Reel Pride runs from September 14 through 18.

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by Tom Sims



Brandi Gant is a woman of vision. It is a vision born out of personal pain and triumph. She found a brighter future and now she dreams of providing brighter futures for the youth of Clovis.

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by Amanda Hager



In Jamie Carpenter’s mind, he has always believed that his father died a traitor to his country, but the reality is significantly different from what Jamie could have ever imagined. And when Jamie’s mother is kidnapped by strange creatures (vampires), he finds himself placed in the government’s most secret agency: Department 19.

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