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There’s a proverb that says if you love something, let it go. If it returns, it’s yours. If not, well, it never belonged to you in the first place. But had my son Braden written that proverb it would go more like this: “If you love something and it won’t cooperate, stomp the guts out of it.”
When thinking of school sports, the usual come to mind: football, basketball, and baseball. But there is another sport that is starting to gain some traction, and it has made its way into the high school ranks:
Despite being a non-fan of writer/director/actor/comedian, Seth MacFarlane (the “brains” behind such farcical fare as Family Guy and Ted), I still had high hopes for his latest project, A Million Ways to Die in the West. I love westerns and the genre is pretty easy pickins when it comes to laughs, but unfortunately MacFarlane scrapes most his material from the bottom of the comedic bucket.
Mallory McMurray, a junior at Mountain Pointe High School, completed her Girl Scouts Gold award by installing a friendship bench at Kyrene de la Colina Elementary School.
St. John Bosco Catholic School was named a 2014 Mix It Up Model School by Teaching Tolerance, the educational project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. The school was recognized for its exemplary efforts to foster respect and understanding during the 2013-2014 school year.
Mountain Pointe High School students were given the chance to listen to Holocaust survivor, Dr. Alex White, who shared his personal story and engaged students to become beacons of stopping hate.
After being conceived by Chippy and Marsha who were two adopted teens at the time of his birth, Devon came into this world with the odds already stacked against him. Will Devon become a womanizing abusive man like his father? Will being bullied drive him to the point where he no longer desires to live? Will he be pushed to the brink of insanity after having to cope with the pressure of becoming a teen parent the same tender age as his mother?
Every month a special group of teens and young adults gets together in Ahwatukee to do something good for the community and for each other. What they offer the community is selfless giving, but what they offer each other is friendship and acceptance unlike what they experience in the outside world.
House Republican leaders late Monday gave up trying to corral the votes for a new budget, at least for now.
Despite the gubernatorial veto of legislation billed as promoting religious freedom, the Center for Arizona Policy has a long history of getting lawmakers and governors – at least Republican governors – to do what it wants.
I’m often surprised at the frequency in which I hear a Christian bring up Karma. As applied, Karma is the great balancer in the universe to right all wrongs and keep each successive day moving along as it should. It might be a warning to a person that a momentary bad deed will come back to haunt them, or an encouragement to a person wronged that retribution is on its way. Spend a few moments sitting at your local coffee shop and you’ll overhear hints of this in the conversations all around you. Whether we profess faith in Jesus or not, most of us live with a deep need for fairness in our daily lives. It’s what makes our world tick.
Congressional Republicans are like a pathetic victim of bullying. When faced with a challenge, they draw up into a ball and beg not to be kicked.
The office of the Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction will present the facts on how College and Career Ready Standards will help children and the state during Kyrene Parent Summit.
Calvin Terrell, a nationally recognized authority on diversity, bullying and social justice issues, will be speaking on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m. in the Corona del Sol High School auditorium, 1001 E. Knox Road.
Unable to get elected governor in three tries, Democrat Terry Goddard is now hoping to get to the state's No. 2 spot.
LOS ANGELES — Marketed as Ben Stiller's bend toward drama, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" finds the actor, who also directed the feature, seemingly exuding super-human strength while jumping between buildings and battling his nemesis as they surf asphalt.
Even after three decades, the triple-dog dare doesn’t get old.
Today JB the Bernese Mountain Dog is an award winner and a professional model, but at 8 months old he was a bullied puppy whose owners couldn’t keep him around.
Girls on the Run, a Valley nonprofit organization, will be hosting its ninth annual 5K run, celebrating their fall graduates and raising awareness on ways of combating bullying.
Mariah Kang is a big fat bully.
In my monthly book club group we open the discussion with just a word and a number — how much we enjoyed the book on a scale of 1-10 and one word that best describes it for us.
I am not suggesting for a moment that my extended family is weirder than any one else’s. I am also not suggesting that we are any less weird. Chances are pretty good that we fit under that 68.4 percent normal distribution bulge in the bell curve of weirdness. When it comes to religion, we are all over the place.
An anti-bullying allegory writ on the largest possible scale, "Ender's Game" frames an interstellar battle between mankind and pushy ant-like aliens, called Formics, in which Earth's fate hinges on a tiny group of military cadets, most of whom haven't even hit puberty yet. At face value, the film presents an electrifying star-wars scenario — that rare case where an epic space battle transpires entirely within the span of two hours — while at the same time managing to deliver a higher pedagogical message about tolerance, empathy and coping under pressure. Against considerable odds, this risky-sounding Orson Scott Card adaptation actually works, as director Gavin Hood pulls off the sort of teen-targeted franchise starter Summit was hoping for.
October is anti-bullying month and Chompie’s, Arizona’s New York Deli, is doing its part to help keep recess yards at Phoenix schools safe. On Oct. 24, Chompie’s presented a check to Playworks Arizona, totaling $11,282, through its “Chompie’s Cares” program.