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TeenLine Hawaii

Through Our Eyes

New Year Edition 2011

“Through Our Eyes “is a zine produced by the youth for the youth in collaboration with Teenline Hawaii. “Through Our Eyes” is a creative outlet for us to share and express our views, feelings, and interests. What is a zine? A zine is a self published underground publication, an abbreviated magazine of sorts. TeenLine Hawaii strives to empower teens to become active community participants, raise awareness on issues teens are facing and provide credible resources on a variety of issues like sex, alcohol, drugs, emotions, family, relationships, school, violence, GBLTQ, foster care, activism and personal development. “Through Our Eyes” is created and distributed free for youth across the state. Are you a writer, poet, artist? To submit your works contact us at Mahalo,

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Photos by Janae Rasmussen

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THROUGH OUR EYES TeenLine Hawaii 1130 N. Nimitz Hwy, A259 Honolulu, Hawaii 96817

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EDITORS Amberlynn Alualu Gabriella Gualano Michelle Guerra Nichole Weimer Sijing Qiu Jayceline Olivia Chelsie Wang Vanessa Dugay Janae Rasmussen Makeda Morris Sunny Islam

TeenLine Hawaii is a program of Coalition for a Drug-Free Hawaii and is sponsored by Hawaii Youth Services Network and Hawaii State Department of Human Services, Office of Youth Services . Printing sponsored by Xerox Hawaii

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You cannot get HIV through casual contact like hugging, sharing eating utensils, or HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, through coughing or sneezing. can be spread through blood, vaginal fluid, semen, and breast You cannot tell if someone has HIV just milk. by looking at them. It can take up to 10 years for signs and symptoms to show. HIV is usually spread through An HIV test is the only way to know if unprotected sex, and sharing someone is infected. needles. There is no cure for HIV To limit your risk of HIV infection you can… Abstain from sex. If you do have sex, use condoms correctly EVERY time. Do not use or share needles. Even tattoo or ear piercing needles! Get tested and treated for sexually transmitted diseases.

HIV Testing Is painless, quick, and easy! A simple cheek swab (no needles

or blood test) can give you results within 15 minutes. You and your partner can go together to get tested together! The Life Foundation offers free and anonymous HIV testing, with no appointment necessary. Just walk on in! Life Foundation: 808-521-2437 677 Ala Moana Blvd, Suite 226

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Cyber bullying By Makeda Morris

It’s the new craze, more popular than the newest album, and more a daptive than the stock market. Crazy riddle, right? Well, it is cyber bullying. Or more simply put, harassment through use of technology. The worst part is that it is so vast, it can range from a simple “ew is that you?” picture comment, to an entire web page dedicated to hating someone. Schools often require computers for typing up assignments, emailing peers and teachers, and checking grades and homework online. Then there is the fun social stuff like facebook, BlogSpot, MySpace, twitter, tumblr, formspring, YouTube, and texting. We spend so much time using technology, but are we aware of what we’re doing? Have you ever noticed that boost of confidence everyone gets online? That is the type of confidence that can help lead to or diminish cyber bulling. By doing simple things like noticing and confronting it, we can help put a stop to cyber bulling. Let’s say that someone comments negatively on someone's post. We can do something as simple as typing “that wasn’t cool”. Even if you are shy or feel uncomfortable doing that, you can do things like “liking” other peoples post who check the bully. If you’re more radical about the cause to get rid of cyber bulling you can report any hate pages you come across. Don’t be afraid to speak out. Most importantly, don’t be the cause of it. If you are being bullied online you can take action like blocking people, or reporting posts. Though it may seem corny, you can also talk to an adult you trust. Causing hate online makes situations more difficult to contain and deal with appropriately. Quite frankly, it is immature and reckless. We all can do things to help end cyber bullying, and it will mean a lot to those being negatively affected.

FACTS 35% of youth have been threatened online

58% of bullied youth have not told their parents or an adult about what happened

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Keep Your Head In the Game! Don’t hurt your chances to win on the field, in school, and in life. Alcohol impairs : 

Balance & steadiness

Reaction time

Fine & complex motor skills 

Information processing

How hangovers mess up your game : 



Body aches


Don’t let the effects of alcohol get in the way of your game! For more information visit or

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Dont know what to do with your friends this weekend? Tired of doing the same thing again and again? Here are some fun activities to mix up your routine!

Road Trip Whether in a car, or on TheBus, this is a great way to experience parts of the island you don’t normally visit. Get some friends, roll down the windows and sing at the top of your lungs!

Mini Golf A super fun activity to do with friends on a rainy day (indoor glow putting) or outdoors on a sunny day. You can challenge your friends to see who has the best butt kickin’ strokes. Glow putting: Windward Mall Jungle Fun putting: Pearl Ridge Shopping Center

Haleiwa This town has been kept country over the decades. It Night Snorkeling at is ultra cool and retro. It Hanauma Bay feels like you’ve stepped Every Saturday night Hanauma into the 70’s. A great place to Bay is open till 10:00pm. Bring an underwater flashlight, or rent grab a bite is Storto’s deli. It one for $10. Enjoy the stars, and is inexpensive and delish. Or, try Paradise Scoops. fish! They serve up some exotic and rich ice cream. Try the lavender flavor!

Ice Palace The Ice Palace is a great “get away” because of the freezing cold and the large ice rink. Take a couple laps with friends around the rink or grab a steaming cup of hot chocolate to warm you up. A great place to hang out on hot days!

Bowling Escape the rainy season by putting on a pair of bowling shoes and knocking down some pins! Bowling is an affordable and fun way to hang out with friends and get a bit of exercise! Don’t worry about if you’re any good...even if you do horribly, you’re bound to have tons of fun.

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There are many different causes of depression. Genetics, life experiences, and medical conditions all can play a factor. Identifying depression is the first step towards getting better! SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS Feelings of sadness Feeling hopeless Crying easily Feelings of worthlessness Difficulty concentrating Sleeping too much, or too little Weight loss, or weight gain Loss of interest in activities Withdrawal from family and friends Thoughts of suicide 

WHAT TO DO… There IS hope. Depression is very treatable! Talk to a teacher, physician, or counselor if you are experiencing any of the signs and symptoms above. Treatment can include talk therapy, medication, or a combination of both. If you want to speak to someone anonymously, you can contact the Access Line at (808)- 832-3100 Always seek help if you or someone you know is contemplating suicide. Even if you're sworn to secrecy and you feel like you'll be betraying your friend if you tell, you should still seek help. Talk to an adult you trust. If necessary, you can also call 911 or the crisis Access Line (808) 832-3100.

To play…

What does your handwriting say about YOU?

First write this short paragraph (the first paragraph of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone) on unlined paper. Then take our quiz to see how accurately your handwriting describes you! “Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. They were the last people you'd expect to be involved in anything strange or mysterious, because they just didn't hold with such nonsense.” 1. How do your letters slope? A) More to the left B) Straight up and down C) More to the right

Graphology is the study of handwriting and its application as a tool for understanding the human psyche. It has been around for hundreds of years, and many think that handwriting says something about one’s personality! Handwriting experts called "graphologists" analyze up to 300 different features of a person's writing to learn about someone’s personality. Though we can’t analyze all aspects of your writing, we can get some basic things stated about what makes you, you!

2. Are the letters in your words: A) Kind of connected, depending on the letters? B) Fully connected, with clear breaks between words? C) Unconnected (like print rather than cursive)

Mostly A’s: Sophisticated Scripter Your handwriting reveals you as a thoughtful, intellectual type who avoids fake people and places where there's lots of noise and crowds. Being creative is probably easy for you, but expressing it in front of a large group is not. You might write in a blog or journal and enjoy things that are classic rather than trendy.

3. Between words, do you leave: A) Wide spaces? B) Narrow spaces? C) No spaces

Mostly B’s: Eclectic Expressionist Your handwriting shows that you are first and foremost an individual. A little rebellious and a lot quirky, routines bore you and you're happiest when things aren't operating on a set like to be spontaneous! You have a great intuition, have a diverse list of friends, and your style is always changing. You probably have a passion for uniqueness and always seem to be busy!

4.Which color ink do you prefer? A) Black B) Red C) Blue

5. What does your t-bar (the line that crosses your “t”) look like? A) Mostly to the left of the “t” B) Right in the middle C) Mostly to the right of the “t”

Mostly C’s: Ambitious Author You have the handwriting of a person who's fierce and has goals, but in the nicest possible way. You are known as a smarty pants by those around you and probably have the ability to stay chill when everyone else is freaking out. You probably do well in subjects that require complex or analytical thinking, whether it's deciphering Shakespeare or super scary math equations. You have big dreams and aspirations and believe in working hard.

EVENTS! DAMIEN MARLEY IN CONCERT Kaka’ako Beach Park Amphitheater. Saturday, Feb 26th, 5:30 pm

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Our new Favorite Quote

"Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our mind." - Bob Marley HOROSCOPES ARIES You are finally able to spend some quality time on your own. Enjoy it! TAURUS There is no room in your schedule for doubt, plus there is no reason for it. GEMINI If you are flexible and up for anything right now, you will shine in the spotlight. CANCER Step up and take the lead. Call the shots as you see it. LEO It may be time for you to slow down and just coast for a while; take life in slowly. VIRGO If you never stop to smell the roses, you will never know how sweet life can be. LIBRA Whatever you do today, do it all the way! There is no point in going halfway now. SCORPIO Patience is your best friend for peace of mind. Just keep going and trust yourself. SAGITTARIUS Your role in society is something you can change today, but only if you want to. CAPRICORN You have a clearer sense of purpose now than you’ve had in a long time. Use it! AQUARIUS The only thing you should be focusing on is making new plans. Set some goals. PISCES There is new energy in your step. It’s a good time to give something one more try.

Featured Artist: Two Door Cinema Club Song: What you know In a few weeks I will get time To realize it’s right before my eyes And I can take it if it’s what I want to do


I am leaving This is starting to feel like It’s right before my eyes And I can taste it

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Featured artist Janae Rasmussen

“Through Our Eyes� is created and distributed free for youth across the state. Are you a writer, poet, artist? To submit your works, send us an email or message us on Facebook.

Through Our Eyes New Year 2011 Edition  

Through Our Eyes is a zine publication produced through TeenLine Hawaii by youth.

Through Our Eyes New Year 2011 Edition  

Through Our Eyes is a zine publication produced through TeenLine Hawaii by youth.