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Carolyn’s story – “I tried to end my life after my abortion”

first_img19 years ago, 17-year-old Carolyn made a permanent decision to a temporary problem. She was unexpectedly pregnant, and she mistakenly thought that an abortion was the only solution. After the abortion, she attempted to take her own life. Fortunately, she was unsuccessful.“If only someone had let me know about adoption, or shown me an ultrasound of my baby, or introduced me to a midwife that would have told me about the support available, or offered to be my support person… I wasn’t prepared for the grief and the regret and the pain that came – I shouldn’t have been given that abortion, so if they didn’t turn me down, who are they actually turning down?”Carolyn’s abortion didn’t actually fix the problems, it created a whole lot of problems.Hear her story.LoveThemBoth.nzhttps://abortionregret.nz/i-tried-to-…last_img read more

Nikias’ letter warns about rave dangers

first_imgPresident C. L. Max Nikias warned students to think twice before attending raves in an e-mail sent Wednesday.Nikias advised students to be “cognizant of your choices and to make wise decisions during your time here at USC.”In the letter, Nikias mentioned that several venues near campus­­ ­— including the Los Angeles Coliseum, the Los Angeles Sports Arena and the Shrine Auditorium — routinely hold raves. These events, Nikias said, “present serious risks to all who attend.”The Shrine | Daily TrojanThe letter went on to list some of the common effects of the drug ecstasy, which is frequently linked to the rave scene.“Ecstasy, which is common at raves, produces a number of adverse reactions that may include disorientation, anxiety, paranoia, panic attacks and hallucinations,” Nikias wrote. “These reactions, even in mild forms, can create a ripple effect of dangers that lead to catastrophic consequences.”The letter comes about two months after a USC freshman fell from the sixth floor of Birnkrant Residence Hall after attending Hard Haunted Mansion, a rave at the Shrine Auditorium.LAPD Deputy Chief Pat Gannon told the Los Angeles Times that based on a police investigation report, it appeared the student had consumed alcohol, marijuana and ecstasy during the rave on Halloween night.This summer, a 15-year-old girl died at the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Coliseum. The girl did not meet the minimum age requirement of 16 to attend the rave, and doctors told family members that she had ecstasy in her system, according to the Times. More than 185,000 people attended the two-day event, and approximately 120 people were taken to emergency rooms, according to the Times.The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission plans to meet next week to decide if it will allow the Electric Daisy Carnival to occur this June.Pasquale Rotella, the owner of Insomniac Inc., one of the two companies that holds raves at the Coliseum, issued a statement in response to Nikias’ letter.“Insomniac’s events aim to cultivate and enrich the human mind and spirit through the arts — a goal that is perfectly in tune with USC’s own mission statement,” Rotella said. “We are eager to meet with President Nikias to provide more information to him and to address his concerns.”Insomniac Inc. is hosting another rave, Beyond Wonderland, on March 19 at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino.Denzil Suite, USC’s associate vice president of Student Affairs, said Nikias’ letter to the student body was intended to raise awareness about raves.“I think it was prompted purely out of concern for the well-being of the students,” Suite said. “Some students attend raves and he just wanted to make sure they are making good choices if they decide to do so.”Linda Dahl, a sophomore majoring in political science and history, said that although the message seems well-intentioned, she thinks USC should not implicitly link drugs and raves.“The intent of the message is good, but just because you go to a rave doesn’t mean you have to do ecstasy,” Dahl said.Dahl said that it would be better if USC discouraged drug use in general.Some students do not believe the message will change the minds of those who attend raves.“If you are a raver, then you’ll go to a rave no matter what,” said Michael Cheng, a freshman majoring in mechanical engineering.Carol Jun, a sophomore majoring in business administration, said she believes the message will raise awareness, but not alter students’ decisions to attend raves.“[The people who go to raves] already know about the drugs and they still go to them,” Jun said. “[The message] raises awareness, but I don’t think it will reduce the number of people who go to raves.”Suite said he believes the message was not meant to change students’ decisions about raves, but to inform students about how to make healthy decisions.“It’s easy when students are in an environment like this to succumb to the moment,” Suite said. “By giving this information we hope that students will make good personal choices if they decide to attend.”last_img read more

Ognjen Vranjes disqualified from BiH Football team!

first_imgBosnia and Herzegovina’s (BiH’s) national football team selector Robert Prosinecki informed on Tuesday here that Ognjen Vranjes is no longer player of country’s national team.“He has disqualified himself from the national team,” Prosinecki said during the press conference here, explaining that BiH Football Association has brought the decision to disqualify Vranjes because of conflict with fans, tattoos of war criminals and scandal with Serbian singer Jelena Karleusa.“We all have to be in the service of the national team and the country, and we should strive towards the placement in the European Championship. We do not need even the smallest problems in the team,” Prosinecki warned.In 2018, BiH’s national team defensive player appeared with the tattoo of Momcilo Dujic, Serbian Orthodox priest and war commander during the Second World War. Somewhere in November last year, Vranjes entered in numerous verbal fights with fans, after which he was engaged in a scandal, releasing explicit content of videos and text messages with Serbian singer Jelena Karleusa.Ognjen Vranješ, born 24 October 1989, is a Bosnian professional footballer who played as a centre back for the Bosnia and Herzegovina national team.Vranješ started his professional career at Borac Banja Luka, before moving to Red Star Belgrade in 2009. In 2010 he had loan spells with Napredak Kruševac and Sheriff Tiraspol. He then played in Russia for Krasnodar and Spartak Vladikavkaz and in Turkey for Elazığspor and Gaziantepspor. In 2016 Vranješ joined Sporting Gijón, only to sign with Tom Tomsk later that year. A year later he moved to AEK Athens. The following year he was transferred to Anderlecht.A former youth international for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vranješ made his senior international debut in 2010, earning over 30 caps since. He represented the nation at their first major tournament, the 2014 FIFA World Cup.last_img read more