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I am currently a student at New England School of Communications with a concentration of print and web journalism. I was editor of NESCom and; Husson University's campus paper during the first semester of my freshman year. I was previously the managing editor of largest broadsheet student run newspaper in New England, The Tide. As for work non-related to school, I was a paid freelance bi-weekly columnist for Fosters Daily Democrat in 2008. I am a fan of Hunter S. Thompson, Anderson Cooper, Fareed Zakaria, and others. I want to be an investigative journalist and an editor as my future career. I read and research a lot. I always read a variety of news from a variety of sources. I do not limit myself to any specific topic, but the topics that I am most interested in would be politics, crime & controversial issues. I keep myself up-to-date with all news: international, political, health, environmental, sports, crime, education, celebrity, entertainment, technology, business, etc. My posts are done from my personal 13" 2010 Macbook Pro (early 20th birthday present).
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This is an editorial I wrote for Ed Rice's Editorial and Column Writing Class. I got an A on it - so I thought it was worth posting. P.S. I'll have more posts in two weeks once school is done.
Written By Nikky Raney
Abstinence only education is better than no sexual education at all - there are parents who argue that they should be teaching their children about sex and not the schools. Well, for those parents who neglected to give their children that information they don't need to worry - the nurse's office has many different flavored latex condoms and has lots of pamphlets about al kinds of sex. That's definitely the best way to go about sexual education.
There are public elementary schools and middle schools around the country that teach students about sexual education, but once the students reach the high school level many schools do not give any classes about sexual education.
Well, when students are only getting educated about sexual education before entering high school it isn't surprising that in a study done by the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) it was reported that approximately 750,000 teen pregnancies occur each year; more than half end in abortion.
United States has one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the developed world which is reported to be more than twice as in Canada. Along with this over nine million new sexually transmitted diseases occur among young adults and teens.