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The Power of Projects Makes a World of Difference

The Power of Projects Makes a World of Difference

| October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

From Senior Project to Industry Showcase. For Interactive Media and Game Development (IMGD) project collaborators Ryan Dasey, Mike Frankfort, Jill Sauer, and Alex Thornton-Clark, the senior Major Project was more than a WPI graduation requirement. It was the perfect vehicle to showcase their collective talents to industry experts and potential investors. Pandora, their first-person puzzle […]

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Parents and Teens Talking About Sex? Really? Yes!

Parents and Teens Talking About Sex? Really? Yes!

| October 25, 2013 | 1 Comment

October is Let’s Talk month, when sex education providers and advocates across the country encourage young people and parents to communicate with one another about sexuality.  Sexuality isn’t just about sex – it is also about healthy relationships, body image, reproduction, gender and sexual orientation, sexual behavior and preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.  There […]

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What Does the New Facebook Privacy Policy Mean for Teens?

What Does the New Facebook Privacy Policy Mean for Teens?

| October 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

You know everyone is talking about Facebook’s privacy changes. But what does that really mean for your family? Teens ages 13-17 will now be able to post publicly if they choose instead of having just “friends” or “friends of friends” see their posts.  As we all know, we’re not just talking about kids ages 13-17.  […]

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Love Math? Win a Math Scholarship!

Love Math? Win a Math Scholarship!

| October 22, 2013 | 0 Comments

Raytheon’s MathMovesU Middle School Grant and Scholarship Program Calling all middle school mathematicians! Raytheon Company, a worldwide innovation leader in defense, security and civil markets, has officially opened its 2013-14 MathMovesU Middle School Grant and Scholarship Program.  All sixth, seventh and eighth grade students nationwide are invited and encouraged to participate in this contest for […]

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How You Can Stop Teen Medicine Abuse

How You Can Stop Teen Medicine Abuse

More teens are abusing prescription medicine than ever. Findings from The Partnership at Drugfree.org show that one in four teens has misused or abused a prescription drug at least once in their lifetime. That is a 33 percent increase since 2008. This translates to about 5 million teens – almost twice the population of Chicago. […]

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Bully Pulpit, Part Two: In Practice

Bully Pulpit, Part Two: In Practice

| October 16, 2013 | 0 Comments

Bullying is a major problem in American schools. And, according to Dr. Elizabeth Englander, Ph. D., director of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center (MARC) at Bridgewater State University, it’s not something that can go away overnight. “This is a social problem,” she said in an interview. “It has to do with getting people to rethink […]

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