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Figuring it out along the way

Figuring it out along the way

By Stephanee Smith

April 20, 2015

Junior Ashley Perez always wanted to be a younger mom so that she could be more involved in her kid's life. Perez gave birth to her first baby, Michael, earlier than expected--during her sophomore year. Perez is currently pregnant with her second child. Her due date is July 21. "I was happy when I...

Against all odds, single father succeeds

Against all odds, single father succeeds

By Beth Mauthe

March 26, 2015

A giant grin and a giggle bubbled out from the one-year-old’s mouth as she stumbled and reached out her hands to her dad. "Da-da! Da-da!" Senior Gabriel Rutledge glowed with pride and happiness as he watched his baby girl take her first steps. Rutledge is working against all odds and opinions to...

Hopeful Beginnings guides teen moms

Hopeful Beginnings guides teen moms

By Laura Plata

February 16, 2015

Hopeful Beginnings is a non-for profit agency located in Arlington Heights that works with teens and women dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. To assist young women on their journey, the team utilizes a problem-solving approach where social workers offer a listening ear to young women who don’t ...

Teen mom vs. teen mom: sensationalizing teen pregnancy

Teen mom vs. teen mom: sensationalizing teen pregnancy

By Haley Moreau and Courtney Lowery, Catonsville High School

January 30, 2015

Teen mom. Whether you first think of the MTV series Teen Mom or of pregnant adolescents in general, it is clear that teen pregnancy is a rising issue in the United States, one that the show has placed front and center. Teen Mom depicts the lives of four new mothers under the age of eighteen. ...