The Powerful Role Of The Bystander

Bullying situations usually involve more than the bully and the victim. They also involve bystanders—those who watch bullying happen, or hear about it. An important new strategy for bullying prevention focuses on the powerful role of the bystander. Depending on how bystanders respond, they can either contribute to the problem or to the solution. Bystanders…
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The Great Place

Fargo is really a great place to live.  We take the “North Dakota-nice” mentality seriously.  As a police officer, I see it in the calls for service we get sent on…welfare checks on people that may turn out to be nothing except that someone was concerned, calls about accidents or stalled vehicles – even calls…
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North High Students Campaigning To Eliminate The “R-Word”

Two North High students have begun a campaign to change the opinions and perceptions of their younger classmates. Seniors Kayla Smith and Abby Roche, both members of the school’s DECA club, made an appearance last Friday at the Roosevelt Elementary Campus for their campaign, “Spread the Word to End the Word.”  It encourages young people…
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The Facebook Phenomenon

The dynamics of social interaction are changing profoundly, more so than at any time in human history.  On-line social networks have redefined boundaries, challenged our concept of what privacy is, and profoundly altered who we distinguish as a “friend.”  No development has captured the attention and imagination of the world’s population as completely as Facebook,…
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High School Student Groups Raising Funds For Area Agencies

Amid the thick schedules of winter high school activities, students of Davies, North and South High Schools are also currently involved “paying it forward” to their community through a variety of fundraising events. On Monday, January 24, over 50 members of the Davies and South High cheerleading squads gathered in the South High Commons at…
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