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International Volunteer Day

By: Syd Schertzer December is considered the month of giving. Mostly, because it's the beginning of the holiday season, but sometimes giving does not always include money. In fact, to some, it means volunteering at a food pantry, a shelter, or taking part in another...

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National AIDS Day

National AIDS Day by: Syd Schertzer Currently, there are about 36.7 million people globally suffering from the AIDS/HIV virus. More than 35 million people have died due to the virus since its initial discovery in 1984. The AIDS virus was first discovered in homosexual...

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Survivors of Suicide Loss (SOS) Day

SOS Day By: Rachel DeGrane Survivors of Suicide Loss Day (SOS Day) is a day where friends and families who have lost someone to suicide can come together to remind each other that they are not alone and share ways to cope with the loss. In 1999 Senator Harry Reid...

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Family Health History

Family Health History By: Rachel DeGrane Anytime you go to a doctor’s appointment they hand you this large packet to fill out asking about your health history and your family’s health history. I know for me, I always ask myself, “Why is this even important?” or “How...

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Veterans Day

Veterans Day By: Rachel DeGrane Veterans Day is celebrated annually on November 11th. This is a day is reserved to honor those who have served our country in the military. This holiday is celebrated across the United States in many different ways. Some schools come...

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National Stress Awareness Day

By: Rachel DeGrane The first Wednesday in November is Stress Awareness Day. Stress is a natural part of life in fact, sometimes it’s even healthy to be stressed! Most of the time when people are referring to stress they are talking about bad stress. National Stress...

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Military Family Appreciation Month

By: Rachel DeGrane November is Military Family Appreciation Month. This is a time to take a moment and recognize those who have a member of their family in the service. We may not see it, but just like their family member, the family is serving too.             Each...

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What is ADHD?!

By: Rachel DeGrane Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the more well-known mental disorders. A person with ADHD has a brain that developed a little differently that the normal brain. The area of the brain that is most affected by ADHD is the...

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Domestic Violence Awareness

By: Amelia Lin Domestic violence does not discriminate. In the US alone, more than 10 million men and women are victims to this harm. However, what these statistics hide is the full impact that domestic violence has on an individual or on a family. In these...

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National Bullying Prevention Month

By: Carley George What is bullying? **Bullying is UNWANTED, AGGRESSIVE behavior that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.** Why is National Bullying Prevention Month important? Students feel safer… That means parents worry less and teachers can focus on their...

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