In a relationship...because you're friends pushed you into it?

Being in a relationship in high school is pretty different from being in one in college, or even after that. For one, when we’re in high school, we see each other five days a week, 8 hours a day, and then some on the weekends. It’s our own comfortable little social hub...but it definitely has its drawbacks.

Social media changing relationships

So I’m sitting at home the other day and as usual when I’m bored, I take out my laptop and start opening the pages I usually open on the internet. I check to see if I have any new notifications on Facebook, then to see what’s new on my Twitter timeline. I check out a few videos on Youtube. Then I pull out my iPhone and check to see who has liked my last picture on Instagram. If I had a Tumblr, I’m sure I would have checked that, too. So all these things stress me out enough just by checking for new notifications.

What can you do to stay politically active now that elections are over?

So, chances are, most of you probably didn’t get to vote in this last election. If you did, good for you! You are one step ahead at being a politically involved citizen of the U.S. But for the rest of us, there is still so much we can do to make sure the government is listening to our ideas and concerns.

Introducing the Characters

Prepare yourself for a totally awesome meet and greet with fictional characters that exist only within the confines of Project U.

The UCLA Sex Squad

UCLA Sex Squad? I didn’t know we had that type of class on campus! When do we meet? Where do we meet? What do I need to do to register? What is Sex Squad exactly?... these are the type of questions I had before joining.

The Health Resolution

Happy New Year! Okay so we are in mid-January, but still, it is the first month of the year 2013. We are back to having that “tabula rasa”. The blank slate. That phrase is so refreshing for me personally, because I picture myself holding a blank slate and literally drawing all the things I want to achieve this year. But where do we start?

The A word

Academics. Did I just lose your attention? I know, I know. Who wants to hear yet another person nag about how it’s important to keep our grades up? I didn’t. Until now that I’m a senior and I realized how familiar my problems are to the ones from last year’s seniors...and the year before that...why didn’t I listen?

Leave the Restaurant

We all do things on a daily basis that seem to be just a force of habit. Like the situation that just happened was meant to happen, and it couldn’t be any other way. But that is called conformity.

The Finish Line

Most people see the end of the year as being “slack”, so senioritis kicks in, and some people cannot deal with the pressure of so much cumulative work that they get lazy and give up. But there couldn’t be a worse time to slack than the final stretch. That’s like a runner slowing down at the last few feet of the marathon, so close to the finish line!

Abstinence vs. Safe Sex

20 million new STDs occur each year in the US and every 9.5 minutes, someone is infected with HIV. And the worst part is, half of all new STD infections each year are among youth. That’s us. So let's make sure we practice safer sex and get tested.

Learnings from "Kids" the Movie

Revisiting a 1995 cult-classic film about teenagers that seems just as scary and relevant today.

My Idols Were Addicts

So many celebrities die from drug-related causes. Once these stars pass, it becomes almost taboo to speak about why. Fans simply choose to forget, or not learn from the mistakes of their idols.

All about LARC (Long-acting reversible contraception)

Find out about the options for birth control that can last up to 10 years, but can be removed anytime you want.

A Look at the Love, Sex, and Drama in ‘East Los High’

I recently discovered the meaning of the word binge-watching. I knew what it was; watching a television series for a long period of time to catch up to the current season or simply enjoy (Breaking Bad, anyone?), but I didn’t know it had been assigned a word. Most recently, I binge-watched the whole first season

Wellness Centers

LAUSD is excited to offer a new service to students called Wellness Centers! They have been opening in school campuses over the past few years. Wellness Centers offer physical health and mental health services for students, their families, and the community!

Always Like a Girl

When you hear the phrase “like a girl,” what do you think of?

10 Testicular Cancer Symptoms and Signs

Testicular cancer is a potentially deadly disease. Although it accounts for only 1.2% of all cancers in males, cancer of the testis accounts for about 11%-13% of all cancer deaths of men between the ages of 15-35.

Girls Ages 5-18 Talk About What Beauty Means to Them | Allure

Girls Ages 5-18 Talk About What Beauty Means to Them | Allure

Porn: Fact or Fiction?

What we see online about sex can be very confusing sometimes, especially in pornography. Take a look at this video and learn about what is fact or fiction.

What is Sexual Assault?

Sexual assault is a very serious topic. It can uncomfortable to talk about it too. Listen to Barb’s story.

How to deal with Rejection

Telling someone you like them can be very scary. It can be even scarier to hear that they don’t feel the same way.

What do you do when you’ve had unprotected sex?

Don’t panic! Here are ways to take responsible measures if you’ve have unprotected sex.