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Redwood Voice: Bullying: Defining the problem

Editor’s note: The Redwood Voice is a group of youth journalists in Del Norte County and adjacent tribal lands who report on stories that might otherwise remain untold, overlooked, or disregarded. Their aim is to illuminate diverse points of view and challenge misconceptions about youth, the community, and the world around us. 

The Redwood Voice’s journalists are a diverse group of youth, 14–20 years old, consisting of students from Crescent Elk Middle School, Del Norte High School, Castle Rock Charter School, and College of the Redwoods. 

It is funded by the Building Healthy Communities Initiative with the California Endowment, with support from the Del Norte County Unified School District. 

The goal of developing the Redwood Voice is to amplify the voices of the youth in Del Norte County and Adjacent Tribal Lands as well as take steps in building youth empowerment.

The Triplicate will periodically publish some of their work. This article is written by team member Paul George, a senior at Del Norte High.

Last year, 10-year-old Cole Price was being bullied by a student in his class at Pine Grove; he says he was called “loser” and “fat” every day when he stepped on the school grounds. Said Cole, “You really can’t do anything because you’ll tell the teacher over and over, and they’ll do one thing that’s not very big and then it will just keep happening.”

 

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Church Notebook: Animals have a lot more smarts than we give them credit for

We can learn a lot from our animals. We can’t, however, always make those lessons available to our kids.

My daughter relayed the latest in “sneaky Pete” to me this week, and I wish I could have been there to see it in real time.

 

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Farmers markets open: A fresh start

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Kai Bieraugel, 2, samples a strawberry Wednesday from the Ocean Air Farms booth at the Downtown Crescent City Farmers & Artisans Market. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 Del Norte County is in for a rousing start to its farmers market.

Ron Phillips, coordinator of the Crescent City Farmers Market, said he is expecting at least 60 vendors at the Del Norte County Fairgrounds on Saturday. He also expects a big turnout thanks to the Del Norte Community Health Fair, which will be held in the main building at the fairgrounds at roughly the same time.

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Community Health Fair on Sat.

Sutter Coast offering lab tests for $5; event will be adjacent to farmers market 

Del Norte County residents will be able to get low-cost laboratory tests while they’re checking out the farmers market on Saturday.

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‘Ghost Forest’ lecture on redwood conservation

Del Norte residents will get a chance to hear from one of the leaders of efforts to save the redwoods from deforestation on Friday.

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Bugs hunt on Sunday

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Author Pete Haggard will guide a walk into Tolowa Dunes to identify insects and discuss how they benefit the ecosystem. Redwood Parks Association
 Summer nature program kicks off 

Bug lovers will get an up close look at the beetles, butterflies, ants and other crawlies that call Del Norte’s sand dunes home on Sunday.

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First Art Walk of season Fri.

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Bronze sculptures and their creator, Stephan Seable, will be at the Gallery of Arts and Culture on Friday evening. Del Norte Triplicate / Bryant Anderson
 Sixteen downtown Crescent City businesses will host various local artists at the first Art Walk of the summer season on Friday.

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Memoir about life with bipolar disorder

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Author Margaret Crockett is a native of Smith River.
 Aims to help people struggling with undiagnosed mental illness   

Margaret Crockett was 17 and a freshman at College of the Redwoods in Eureka when she began to show signs of bipolar affective disorder.

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Competition hones life skills

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DNHS senior Collin Sturdevant does brazing work at a competition at University of California, Davis on March 8.
 Five members of Del Norte’s ag mechanics team compete against 80 schools 

Hours of practice, a good head for math and the ability to be flexible earned five local students a spot at the FFA California State Finals competition last month.

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Grad night: Donors, volunteers to keep grads safe

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Safe and Sober Graduation night volunteers, left to right, Debbie Olson, Eva Lopez and Debbie Bruschi receive a check from Pelican Bay State Prison Community Resource Manager Robert Losacco for $1,800 raised by inmates. Submitted photo
 Graduating seniors will have a chance to cut loose after receiving their diploma later this month thanks to the hard work of a handful of volunteers and donations from the community.

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