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The Revolution

The Morning (And The Rest of Your Life) After

Maggie Rombach, Staff Correspondent

April 3, 2015

“The first time I had done what some people call third base, I was guilted into it; I didn't really understand what I was doing, and he was kind of an emotionally abusive boyfriend,” senior Jane* said. “I was in this state of mind where I felt like I had to do it because, why else would he be with...

Is Sex Next?

“I feel like a lot of people have had sex by senior year. I don’t think that people get pressured, they just think it’s the right time,” sophomore Taylor Sheffield said.

Statistics from: Finer LB and Philbin JM, Sexual Initiation, Contraceptive Use, and Pregnancy Among Young Adolescents, Pediatrics, 2013.

Ellie Forney, Staff Corespondent

April 3, 2015

As a specialist at the UVa Teen and Young Adult Health Center, who also teaches health education to Albemarle students, Mary Sullivan gets lots of question from students. One that she remembers vividly was, “Is there something wrong with me if I’m not interested in a sexual relationship right now?” Favorite...

Seasonal Depression: Winter Leaves Students With Negative Feelings

Kieran Rundle, Revolution Correspondent

February 27, 2014

“When it gets colder, I always want to wrap up in my warm bed and just stay and shut out the world,” junior Allison Jaggers said. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that happens when the seasons change and the amount of light in a day becomes shorter and shorter, according...

Mel’s Healthy Living: Reading Food Labels

Melanie Arthur, Managing Editor

February 27, 2014

Who remembers Capri Sun juice pouches? I remember there was always one in my lunchbox up until fourth grade when my mom stopped buying them because of their terribly unhealthy ingredients. “They’re junk,” she’d say, and that began my health food journey. So what exactly is this junk that I...

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