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Transcript of 2013
The Battle with Depression
Teens are known to be moody. Some more than others, but being sad for a long time is no joke. Major depression is a treatable illness that affects the way a person thinks, feels, behaves, and functions. Many parents and teens themselves don't think much of it because they believe its just hormones, but that is where they are wrong. Depression is a serious cause that should be dealt with and not avoided.
• It’s estimated that about two million people in the U.S. injure themselves in some way.
If you have been on social media sites such as Instagram, Twitter and even Facebook, you may have noticed a couple of hashtags. Hashtags are everywhere. They were meant to be used to identify messages on a specific topic but have recently been overused.
Nothing makes me smile like the sound of kid slaughter #CareerEndingTwitterTypos
Is your name Google? Because you’ve got everything I’m searching for #GeekyChatupLines
*Uploads a picture of a Starbucks drink* #Starbucks #coffee #love
#CommonWhiteGirl #delicious #yum #girl #cute
Lawyers for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers had argued that the regulations did not protect women and would shut down a third of the abortion clinics in Texas. The law also bans abortions at 20 weeks of pregnancy and beginning in October 2014 requires doctors to perform all abortions in surgical facilities. District Judge Lee Yeakel wrote that the regulations violated the rights of abortion doctors to do what they think is best for their patients and would unreasonably restrict a woman's access to abortion clinics.
One of the most controversial topics in Texas from 2013 was abortion. The big question that was going around was are you pro life or pro desicion?
Teen Internet Addiction
International Icon for Girls' Education
In 2013, the amount of time teenagers spend on the internet reached an all time high. Teenagers spend approximately 7 and a half hours online every single day listening to music, watching videos, surfing the web, and updating their Instagram.
After getting shot from the Taliban for advocating girls' education, this 16-year-old Pakistani girl has brought upon the need for developing global female education. Her story is told as followed:
On the way home from school, a member of the Taliban boarded her school bus, and shot her in the head. In a state of critical condition, she was transported to a hospital in England and miraculously survived.
93% of teens go online
And 63% of them go online every day
58% of teen internet users use
Only 15% of parents are aware
of how much time their kids
The Government Shutdown
A confrontation over budget led to the shutdown of the U.S. government from October 1st to October 16th
The Thirst for Thigh Gaps
What exactly are thigh gaps? Defined by Urban Dictionary as, "the gap between a women's thighs directly below the vagina, often diamond shaped when the thighs are together", thigh gaps have taken over social media sites as an emerging beauty obsession.
The new trend is popular among teenage girls, as celebrities and models have them.
Teenage girls have pursued extravagant weight loss, eventually harming their
health, in order to obtain one. To them, thigh gaps represent the ideal body image.
According to ABC News' Juju Chang, girls
desire thigh gaps not for boys' attention but for popularity and self-satisfaction.
As a result, she has spoken at the UN Youth Assembly, written a book titled, "I Am Malala", and had been a contender for the Nobel Peace Prize. Currently, Yousafzai is campaigning globally for female education.
• About 20 percent of teens will experience teen depression before they reach adulthood.
• Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people between the ages of 15 and 24.
• Each year nearly 20 percent of teens seriously consider suicide while nearly one in 12 attempt suicide
Top 5 Best-Selling Albums
as one in 33
children and one
in eight adolescents
"Locked Out Of Heaven
"When I Was Your Man"
Spending too much time on the
internet can cause teens to lose
interest in their schoolwork, increases the amount of time they spend indoors, and can even cause brain damage.
1.4 million copies sold
1.4 million copies sold
"Crash My Party"
"Drink A Beer"
"That's My Kind of Night"
Effects of the Shutdown
1.52 million copies sold
It cost the federal government billions of dollars
850,000 federal employees were furloughed a day
1.73 million copies sold
"Suit and Tie" ft. Jay-Z
Delayed almost $4 million in tax refunds
2.43 million copes sold
Prevented hundreds of patients from enrolling in National Institutes of Health
Prevented the investigation of 59 plane accidents
Child Stars: Then and Now
There are many celebrities we grew up with that completely transformed themselves in 2013 whether it was for the better or worse.
Dylan and Cole Sprouse
1. The 20/20 Experience
2. The Marshall Mathers LP (Eminem)
3. Crash My Party (Luke Bryan)
4. Night Visions (Imagine Dragons)
5. Unorthodox Jukebox
Many people seemed to go from Facebook to Instagram during 2013. So it is no surprise that selfies became a worldwide trend, even cell phones developed a front camera that made taking selfies easier. However, the most outrageous selfies came from the #SelfieOlympics that started on twitter.
A new source of social media developed in 2013, known as Vine, which is a website where people,known as Viners, post 6 second videos. Here is a list of the top 13 viners:
1. King Bach (4.8M Followers)
2. Nash Grier (4.8M followers)
3. Brittany Furlan (4.6M Followers)
4.Jerome Jarre (4.1M Followers)
5. Marcus Johns (3.9M Followers)
6 Josh Peck (3.7 M Followers)
7. Dem White Boyz (3.5M Followers)
8. Nicholas Magalis (3.5M Followers)
9.Curtis Lepore (3.4M Followers)
10. Alx James (3.4M Followers)
11. Kc James (3.2M Followers)
12. Rudy Manuso (3M Followers)
13. Jessi Smiles (2.7M Followers)
Drugs and Alcohol
It seemed as if most of pop culture revolved around the topic of drugs and alcohol. Almost every popular song, music video, or pop culture icon was connected to a specific drug or had alcohol. Therefore it is no surprise that teens began consuming these substances.
The drugs Molly (ecstasy), marijuana, and lean seemed to be the most talked about in music . Here Are the top artists that mention it in their music
2. Wiz Kahlifa
3. Miley Cyrus
4. Kanye West
Miley Cyrus smokes a marijuana on stage at the EMAs
Justin Bieber was seen smoking Marijuana,too
The most common drug among teens is Lean, which originated in Houston,Texas. Lean is a mixture of the codien and promethaxine of Cough Syrup, Sprite and sometimes Jolly Ranchers. Teen comsumption of this drug has become so popular that cough medicines have put a warning for parents about possible drug abuse. Lean is also Known as Purple Drank and syrup or Sizzurp
Affects: Euphoria, no pain or feeling and dizzyness
Jesus even became part of the Vine community
And who doesnt love a little kid getting mad