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Double Take: When saying ‘no’ doesn’t get message across
July 29, 2013
No is a sacred trust.
Double Take: Passion for subject just one factor in choosing college major
July 22, 2013
How should college students approach a major that the love but probably won’t offer a lucrative post-college career?
Double Take: Parents struggle to keep up with teens’ tech
July 15, 2013
Technology is a lot like the Kansas weather. Give it a minute or two and it’ll change.
Double Take: Teen embraces unglamorous job
July 8, 2013
Young employees rarely have much good to say about work and many employers only tolerate them because they need the labor. Not exactly a winning combination. Recently, however, I encountered a young man whose energy and dedication to his job impressed me as few have.
Summer reading program combines books, fun to combat brain drain, boredom
July 1, 2013
Fun activities and books come together during the Lawrence Public Library’s summer reading program, many a parent’s summer lifesaver.
Double Take: Diploma completion grads earn another chance
July 1, 2013
Watching a graduation ceremony for the Adult Learning Center Diploma Completion Program is inspiring.
Double Take: Advanced placement not always helpful
June 24, 2013
The benefits and drawbacks of advanced placement.
Double Take: Students should be realistic when picking a college major
June 17, 2013
What should young adults consider when choosing a college major?
Double Take: Be proactive about STD testing
June 10, 2013
How should a young woman move forward after learning she has a sexually transmitted disease?
Double Take: Teacher criticizes teens’ use of depression meds
June 3, 2013
A student wants to know if teachers can be told to be careful what they say concerning sensitive matters.
Double Take: Young woman should wait to enlist
May 27, 2013
A young woman wants to join the military but is concerned about recent reports of sexual assault in the armed forces.
Double Take: Respect girlfriend’s wishes for space
May 20, 2013
How should a boyfriend handle a girlfriend who has stopped answering his texts and phone calls?
Double Take: And next teen co-author is…
May 13, 2013
We had a record nine applicants for this year’s Double Take contest, with three juniors and six seniors, one from Free State, four from Bishop Seabury Academy and four from Lawrence High.
Double Take: Introverted behavior not unhealthy
May 6, 2013
Dr. Wes and Katie talk about why introverts get a bad rap, and why it’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Double Take: What is the definition of love?
April 29, 2013
Dear Dr. Wes & Katie: You’ve written a lot about sex and dating culture. Could you talk about love? Specifically, how do you define it? I don’t actually know if I’d recognize love in a relationship if I fell over it.