Tag: students

Health Officials Urge Spring Breakers to ‘Wrap Up’ the Fun

According to the Center for Disease Control, young people between the ages of 13 and 24 accounted for 22 percent of all new HIV cases in 2015. The Valley AIDS Council is urging spring breakers to take the risks of STDs seriously during their break. Unprotected sex increases the risk of sexually transmitted diseases which is why experts remind spring breakers to be fully aware of their actions. Spring break is the time when students want to have a good time – sometimes engaging in risky behaviors. While no one wants to take away the fun, experts want to...

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MADD Urges Caution During Spring Break

Rio Grande Valley (KFXV) — Spring break is here and thousands of students look forward to having a good time with friends at their favorite destinations. Unfortunately, that good time often includes alcohol. “The message is the same. If you’re under 21, don’t drink. If you’re over 21 and drinking don’t drive,” said Anna Verley with Mothers Against Drunk Driving. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), underage consumption of alcohol is not only illegal, it is dangerous. Each year, underage drinking contributes to the death of approximately 4700 teens. Verley added, “we need to start having those conversations...

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Two UTRGV Students Arrested

Edinburg (KFXV) –Two UTRGV students were detained. Markeisha Nicole Watson and Santana Barrera were both arrested this past Saturday after police stopped their vehicle on the 1600 block of west Khun Street– when an officer smelled a strong marijuana odor emanating from the vehicle. Inside, law enforcement found the narcotics, including a bottle of liquor. Watson received charges for purchasing liquor for a minor while Barrera received charges for driving while under the influence, and for possession of...

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Donna ISD Partners with VAC to Fight STDs

DONNA (KFXX) — Local statistics of HIV infections prompt experts and school personnel to unite in providing education and support for teens more than ever before. Oscar Lopez, Director of Education at the Valley AIDS Council, said, “Right now, we get four new HIV infections in the Valley every week, and every nine days, that infected person is a teenager.” The Donna Independent School District is the first in the Valley to enter into an agreement with the Valley AIDS Council (VAC) to offer awareness presentations in an effort to prevent students from acquiring HIV, AIDS, or other sexually...

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Students Left in Limbo With UTRGV Probation

Edinburg(KFXV) – The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley(UTRGV) is still making headlines. This time the university has bee put on probation for 12 months. This news puts the future of many students and employees at risk. In addition, the 12-month probation may put at risk the university’s reputation. UTRGV President, Guy Bailey was notified on Tuesday that the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on colleges had placed the University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley on probation. In a statement, Bailey attributes timing issues involved with the development of UTRGV as meeting transition deadlines, was...

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