Where Do You Feel Safe in Richmond?

EDITOR’S NOTE: The shooting deaths of a 14, 15 and 21–year-old in Richmond this month have rocked the community and have youth advocates and community leaders looking for answers. In light of the recent killings, Richmond Pulse asked young people where they felt most safe and where they felt least safe. Here is what they had to say.

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Scholarship Funds Available to Richmond’s High School Seniors

For the very first year, the city of Richmond is offering scholarships of up to $1,500 for local students to attend a community college or four-year university. Officials say that while many high school students have shown interest in the Richmond Promise scholarship program, seniors only have until Thursday, March 17 to submit an application for the funds.

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Social Media Connected to Lack of Sleep, Depression

New research by the University of Pittsburgh shows a strong connection between social media use, irregular sleep patterns and depression. The study, which focused on the sleeping and social media habits of almost 1,800 adults between the ages of 19 and 32, found that the more people use social media, the bigger the chance they’ll have significant sleep disruption.

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Residents, Officials Unveil Yellow Brick Road Play Street

Richmond nonprofit Pogo Park, Iron Triangle residents and city officials celebrated the grand opening of the Yellow Brick Road Play Street last week, which includes a series of parks, walking paths and a roundabout that all intersect at Eighth Street and Elm Avenue. The celebration represented the official unveiling of the street, designed to be a “yellow brick”-guided safe zone for walking and playing.

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