Archive for the ‘Youth’ Category

“France to ban mobile phones in schools from September – – Children will be allowed to bring their phones to school, but not allowed to get them out at any time until they leave, even during breaks.”

December 12, 2017

“[The] suicide rate for 15-to-19-year-olds shot up between 2007 and 2015, increasing by 31% for boys and more than doubling for girls. Psychologists are [researching] whether this…merely coincides with the rise of social media, or whether something causative is happening.”

November 27, 2017

“Open House Begins at Provo Missionary Training Center”

August 6, 2017

Last night I had the opportunity to serve as a volunteer host at this open house.

“UTAH VALLEY EVERYDAY HERO Utah Valley Everyday Hero: Springville student recognized for helping prevent friend’s suicide”

May 24, 2017 A Rare Journey Into the Cheyenne Mountain Complex, a Super-Bunker That Can Survive Anything

May 5, 2017

I took a tour of this place one weekday evening when I was in high school, a Church youth activity.

Just as I remember it:

“The tunnel curves ahead of us, a skew that will route nuclear (or whatever) material and send it out through the south entrance. The blast doors that lead to the complex’s buildings branch off from the tunnel at around 90 degrees, so any material will glance off rather than slam into them.”

“Because it’s not enough for the mountain’s welded-metal buildings to sit on springs that can take a nuclear or earthquake hit, which they do . . . “