Avon teens experience homelessness

Avon teens experience homelessness

There are 12 comments on the WISH-TV 8 Indiana News story from Dec 7, 2008, titled Avon teens experience homelessness. In it, WISH-TV 8 Indiana News reports that:

With wind chills near ten degrees the last thing you would want to do is spend the night outside but a group of teenagers in Avon did just that over the weekend.

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Miriam

Indianapolis, IN

#1 Dec 7, 2008
The teens are learning a valuable lesson. I think to many people take things for granted. We are
fortunate to live in a country that try and help the less fortunante. Keep learning and trying to make things better for all.
Anna

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Dec 8, 2008
Great job, Adam!!!
IrishKevin

Troy, ID

#3 Dec 8, 2008
let the eat cake.
IrishKevin

Troy, ID

#4 Dec 8, 2008
let them eat cake.
Janic Jarocz

Carmel, IN

#5 Dec 8, 2008
IrishKevin wrote:
let them eat cake.
They are learning about homelessness, not homosexuality Irish Kevin. Your gayness is disgusting and we pity your perverse lifestyle.
threeguitarz

Wilmington, NC

#6 Dec 16, 2008
How did the cold feel when the kids tried to get some sleep, and how long could a person sleep in such cold temperatures before the body's temp drops too low?
been there

United States

#7 Dec 16, 2008
Spending the night with your friends, behind a church, bundled up, fires burning, finding ways to have fun is hardly the experience that homeless people go through. They didn't have to worry about being told to "move", having another homeless person beat them for what little they have, have no place to go once the night is over, and know that the next night will be the same. They didn't have to experience the hopelessness, fear, self loathing, depression, and all the feelings that go with being in a position you never thought you'd be in. Perhaps a door to door campaign collecting funds and goods for shelters would have been more productive.
3rd and Grant

Noblesville, IN

#8 Dec 16, 2008
been there wrote:
Spending the night with your friends, behind a church, bundled up, fires burning, finding ways to have fun is hardly the experience that homeless people go through. They didn't have to worry about being told to "move", having another homeless person beat them for what little they have, have no place to go once the night is over, and know that the next night will be the same. They didn't have to experience the hopelessness, fear, self loathing, depression, and all the feelings that go with being in a position you never thought you'd be in. Perhaps a door to door campaign collecting funds and goods for shelters would have been more productive.
Exactly right.A week from now these kids will not have any different feeling towards homeless than they did 2 weeks ago.All they have learned is it gets cold at night.The mental anguish of being homeless can not be felt in campout.Not knowing if some freak is going to beat you so he can steal your shoes,not knowing if you will ever get hot shower and change of cloths,or the truely worst fealing that no one cares and the fealing that you will always be considered just a wortless bum.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#9 Dec 16, 2008
Here's the story writer & editor of this article:

"Adam Prickel
Edited by Jackie Carpenter" (NOTE: "EDITED")

Now here's THREE lines from the story:

"Yeah, you just kinda got to bundle up. Body tempeture is the best, cuddle-up, you know," one of the teen campers said."
(TEMPETURE?)

"In addition to raising money and awareness, the teens are looking to learn a valueable lesson."
(VALUEABLE?)

"I'm hoping to learn not to take for granted everythign that I have. That some people might not be as fortunate as us," a teen camper said.
(EVERYTHIGN?)

Obvious that the position of "editor" Ms. Carpenter should be re-evaluated, and maybe one of the homeless should be given a crack at her "job"?
Pitiful.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#10 Dec 16, 2008
Anybody remember the same scenario in California, when the "touchy-feelies" pulled the same stunt? Only then, they refused to give up the warm sidewalk grates for the real homeless who actually needed them. Nice publicity stunt, right?

Like the two previous posters, camping out and KNOWING you will wake up the next day, is completely out of touch with the reality that you might not wake up at all!
Starlett Miller

Marysville, OH

#11 Dec 16, 2008
Sown Oats wrote:
Here's the story writer & editor of this article:
"Adam Prickel
Edited by Jackie Carpenter" (NOTE: "EDITED")
Now here's THREE lines from the story:
"Yeah, you just kinda got to bundle up. Body tempeture is the best, cuddle-up, you know," one of the teen campers said."
(TEMPETURE?)
"In addition to raising money and awareness, the teens are looking to learn a valueable lesson."
(VALUEABLE?)
"I'm hoping to learn not to take for granted everythign that I have. That some people might not be as fortunate as us," a teen camper said.
(EVERYTHIGN?)
Obvious that the position of "editor" Ms. Carpenter should be re-evaluated, and maybe one of the homeless should be given a crack at her "job"?
Pitiful.
You should see some the emails I receive from my supervisor and some of his peers.
They use wrong words and poor grammar and to top it all off they are too stupid to use the spell checker.

I donít know which is worse, all the mistakes or not knowing how to use basic functions of a program.

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#12 Dec 16, 2008
Starlett Miller wrote:
<quoted text>
You should see some the emails I receive from my supervisor and some of his peers.
They use wrong words and poor grammar and to top it all off they are too stupid to use the spell checker.
I donít know which is worse, all the mistakes or not knowing how to use basic functions of a program.
I kinda wonder, what affirmative action program or whatever other program did these "editors" skate through school with? What did they present as their qualifications?

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