teenagers

‘Vaping’ gives tobacco pushers a new way to hook teens

‘Vaping’ gives tobacco pushers a new way to hook teens

Navarre middle and high school students are lighting up addictive drugs, whether parents realize it or not, but the method has changed. Vape pens, juuls, e-cigarettes and their kin have altered the landscape of underage tobacco use from cigarette smoke to the misnamed “vapor.” Read the full article in the Feb. 21 issue of Navarre […]

Successful financial planning starts young

Successful financial planning starts young

High schoolers who have a credit card will graduate with an average debt of $1,585, according to research by student loan provider Sallie Mae. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development found that 60 percent of 15-year-old Americans are not financially literate on the basics of handling money. As more financial planners, including nationally known […]

Changing face of bullying

Changing face of bullying

It follows them home. Insults about a child’s weight, appearance, intelligence, personality — blasted to dozens or even hundreds of their peers online. The victim feels his or her reputation is being destroyed one comment at a time. Messages at all hours of the day contain criticism and hate, often from multiple users. One message […]

Social Media Scavenger hunt teaches teens about dating violence

Social Media Scavenger hunt teaches teens about dating violence

Shelter House and Project Respect kicked off Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month by hosting Quest 4 Respect, a social media scavenger hunt for teens. Read the full article in the Feb. 16 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Teen cough syrup abuse leads to new regulations

Teen cough syrup abuse leads to new regulations

As 2016 said farewell, states across the country said hello to new regulations and laws. Florida was no exception. One important law that hit the books at the first of the year is SB 938 which prohibits the sale of certain cough medicines to minors. This piece of legislation makes it a civil violation for […]

Sheriff’s office: Stabbing suspect identified, not arrested

Sheriff’s office: Stabbing suspect identified, not arrested

Nearly three weeks have passed since the deadly stabbing of young Navarre teen Daniel Jebadiah Bubanas, 19. His family has laid him to rest. His friends have written tributes including a song. The holidays came and went. Yet in the loss of Bubanas, no arrests have been made and questions remain unanswered. The incident that […]

Insuring teens drives car insurance rates up

Insuring teens drives car insurance rates up

Raising a teenager is an expensive responsibility for parents all over the United States.  The cost of braces, a car, school activities and even college tuition can break the most modest of budgets.  On top of that, insuring a teen driver in Florida can add an additional 82 percent to the cost of premiums according […]

The Crew combines faith and fun

The Crew combines faith and fun

Students hang on every word as Ray Millsap speaks to them inside a room at the Funplex in Gulf Breeze that is only lit by stage lights. More than 100 students are in attendance and on this Wednesday night in early March, they are listening to Millsap, the student pastor at Momentum Church, talk about […]

West goes extra mile with random act of kindness

West goes extra mile with random act of kindness

Navarre High School student Savannah West wanted to go the extra mile during Love is Louder Week, a week started in 2010 that highlights the fact that love and support is more powerful than external and internal voices that cause pain and feelings of hopelessness. So the junior started writing down positive messages on hearts […]