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    Have you ever thought about Misrepresent(Asian)?
Have you ever thought about Misrepresent(Asian)?

Community Service Learning Project is organized by the Teen Resource Center at Charles B. Wang Community Health Center. CSLP is a six month (March through August) internship program for youth between the ages of 15 to 19. The program aims to provide youth an opportunity to improve their life skills (public speaking, stress/time management, negotiation/communication… Read the rest »

August 15th, 2014 | No Comments
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    Fitness Goals
Fitness Goals

I know it’s important to stay healthy and active, but I don’t always have the time to do a 30-60 minute workout every day. If you or a friend are struggling to stay active, that’s okay because I’m struggling, too. Between school work, social media, and social life, it’s hard for me to have that… Read the rest »

March 11th, 2016 | No Comments
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    Coconut Oil: Moisturize your life!
Coconut Oil: Moisturize your life!

When Winter comes, I don’t know about you but my lips get chapped and my hands get dry. This winter, I neglected my skin and the consequences were painful: itchy elbows, dry hands and ashy legs. My hands got so dry to the point where I got windburns from the cold. With each and every… Read the rest »

March 2nd, 2016 In | No Comments
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    College & Money
College & Money

Source I still remember the day I heard back from my early action school. I was in the kitchen with my laptop as my parents were making dinner. I nervously logged into my account and clicked on the tab Acceptance Status. I could feel my breathing quicken as I scanned the page until I saw… Read the rest »

February 18th, 2016 | No Comments
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    What is an internship?
What is an internship?

Internship (n.) (in-turn-ship): An official or formal program to provide practical experience for beginners in an occupation or profession.   Have you seen The Intern starring Robert DeNiro and Anne Hathaway? Or The Internship with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson? I love watching movies because I get to learn from other people’s mistakes and experiences…. Read the rest »

February 4th, 2016 | No Comments
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    Changing for the Better
Changing for the Better

This article is an excerpt from the Winter 2015 Teen Talk Magazine written by members of the TRC’s Teen Advisory Committee (TAC). Read the other articles here!  By Samsang Dolma I’ve never liked change. There’s always been a comfort in following the same routine, hanging around the same people, even something as simple as taking the same route every… Read the rest »

February 1st, 2016 | No Comments
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    Top Book Choices for Teens
Top Book Choices for Teens

Read ‘em before you watch ‘em! You can enjoy a novel before you watch it play on the screen. Sometimes there can be huge differences between a book and a movie that is based off of a book. Movies only tell you so much about the book and often only touch upon the surfaces of… Read the rest »

November 20th, 2015 | No Comments
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    TIPS FOR TAKING THE SATS
TIPS FOR TAKING THE SATS

Day before the test: Do Something Fun! Hang out with friends, join a free event, get a massage – anything to take your mind off the test. Sleep a little earlier than your usual bed time. Set your alarm early (just in case). Take a short trip to your testing center or print out a… Read the rest »

October 27th, 2015 | No Comments
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    Building Self Confidence
Building Self Confidence

  Photo Source Oftentimes growing up, I realized that it was so tempting to compare myself to others. Whether I was comparing my accomplishments, lifestyle, or appearance to others’, it soon became clear that this constant comparison lowered my self confidence. That’s why it’s important to appreciate what you have and understand that you are… Read the rest »

September 17th, 2015 | No Comments
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    TRC College Packing List
TRC College Packing List

Congratulations to all the high school graduates! It’s time to move on to college! If you are moving away from home to attend college, the excitement of gathering items that you will need for your dorm room may cause you to forget important things. Take a look at the following checklist of college essentials, it… Read the rest »

August 24th, 2015 | No Comments
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    7 Great Reasons to Become A Patient Now!
7 Great Reasons to Become A Patient Now!

 Photo Source We understand that sexually active teens might not have the money to pay for birth control. They might feel shy or afraid to take condoms from school because they feel that their teachers or classmates might judge them. Also, not all teens have health insurance and if they do, they might not be… Read the rest »

July 17th, 2015 | No Comments