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Sunday, April 27th, 2008
3:58 pm
[nice_vibe]
New Meat!
Hey there. The name's Cara and I'm 15. I've been vegan for 2 days already! I decided to convert because of the treatment of farm animals and to generally improve my health, etc. This seems sort of ironic because I always thought vegetarians/vegans were all deprived tree-huggers (which could not be further from the truth). I'd really appreciate it if you could give me some tips or recommend some recipes/ substitutes. Wish me luck! Also, I've heard that soy is harmful. Could anyone validate that?

P.S. Is there anyone from NYC out there?

Current Mood: accomplished
Thursday, April 17th, 2008
9:35 pm
[lilkittyangel]
Let them eat cake! Lyk for real :)
Birthday coming up? Anniversary? Funeral? Major chocolate craving? This is by far the best vegan cake I've ever made/eaten in my LIFE. And it's SOOOO EASY.

OM NOM NOM

I was surprised to find out how many supermarket icings are vegan, too-- just read the packaging!

Enjoy :)

And feel free to share any recipes of your own that you really like! Let's not let this community die!!
Thursday, April 10th, 2008
9:14 pm
[lilkittyangel]
Vegan camp?
Ok so here's an interesting question... anyone know of any summer vegan (or even vegetarian) camps for high-schoolers? I'm looking to get out of my boring town for at least part of the summer. Any other ideas for the summer would be appreciated as well. Thanks in advance!
Wednesday, April 9th, 2008
7:33 pm
[lilkittyangel]
Is this thing on? :/
Hey, anyone out there? You guys can feel free to post, you know. There's lots to talk about concerning veganism and high school. Anything you want, really.

Here's a topic that (almost) never gets old: People who say stupid stuff to you when they find out you're vegan. I've had people who I thought were really smart say the dumbest things to me, or they think they're being really funny/smart/creative when in fact I've heard the same thing over and over and over. Here are a few of my "favorites":

"Well if God didn't want people to eat animals, why did he make them out of meat?"
"Vegetables aren't food... vegetables are what food eats."

And then of course, "But do you get enough protein?" (This, of course, came from a football player who drinks this disgusting whey protein crud every science class. He thinks whey comes from soy. Double you tee eff?)

And then there's, "Oh... are you vitamin deficient?" Um, thanks for your concern, but no I'm not. I'm actually probably healthier than YOU are. Did I mention I haven't gotten sick since I went vegan almost two years ago? (knock on wood)

And then there's the ever-brilliant "F--k that, I want some MEAT." Or of course, "Oh I would be vegetarian/vegan but my doctor told me not to." Ok, fine. Your doctor is probably a quack but whatever, none of MY business.

Haha people can be sooo stupid X/
Sunday, April 6th, 2008
10:36 pm
[lilkittyangel]
Clubs?
Does your school have a vegan/vegetarian club or some kind of animal rights group? We have People for Animal Welfare (PAW), which I currently manage the website for. It's not a bad group-- we do letter-writing projects and fund-raisers and all that good stuff, but it's not really focused on vegetarianism/veganism. I think it's kind of weird people will fight for puppy rights and everything but not feel that saving a cow or a chicken or a pig is as important.

Anyway, what does your club do? Are the members vegetarians/vegans?

Oh, and one more question, probably irrelevant but whatever: When you're talking about veganism, do you say "I AM vegan or I am A vegan?" I'm pretty sure the latter is grammatically inaccurate, but maybe not?
Friday, April 4th, 2008
9:06 pm
[arrogant_burn]
Sports?
Just for curiosity's sake, is anyone here involved with their school's sports teams? 

How has veganism factored into this, be it finding non-leather gear or your diet's affect on your performance?
(Just to prevent speculation.. I realize veganism isn't a fad diet.  In this context I mean how has not consuming animal products affected you in terms of endurance, speed, reflexes, game-time concentration, etc.)


Personally, I'm on my school's softball team.  I have mesh & nylon cleats, which were semi-difficult to find.  My league recently allowed us to use metal spikes, which were hard to come by in the first place, let alone leather-free.  I found some though, and they've held up much better than my teammates' leather ones. 
Unfortunately, it is near impossible to find a quality, durable, leather-free glove within my price range.  You can custom-order a vegan glove from Carpenter Trade at a whopping $250.  Though I have played for a number of years, spending that much money on a glove is way out of my budget.  I use either my dad's ancient hand-me-down glove or my own from 3 seasons back.  Though I'm not buying a new glove, I still feel weird using old leather ones.  From a recycling stand-point, I'm fine with it, but from a vegan perspective, it grosses me out.  Does anyone happen to have specific links/product names of reasonably-priced vegan softball gloves by chance?
Also, I'm looking for some batting gloves, obviously non-leather.  Any specific suggestions on those?
9:33 pm
[aiko_saishoku]
'ey you guuyys.
Lilkittyangel and I are the only ones making posts.

I encourage you to make one if you desire it, we won't snap or anything.

Also, I have a nice little vent story.
There's a girl who's my age and goes to another high school and she claims to be a vegetarian.
I look at her myspace and she loves sour gummy worms.
Unless these are specifically vegetarian, I DOUBT they don't have gelatin. I've been on vegan_snark too much, and now I feel like commenting her with "Vegetarians don't consume gelatin, you know".
I mean, she's making some kind of difference from not consuming 'bulk' meat, but gelatin is basically animal.
Bone isn't MEAT, but it's the animal, is it not?

/rant

Who knows a, cough, "vegetarian" or "vegan"?
Thursday, April 3rd, 2008
9:46 pm
[lilkittyangel]
Problems?
What kind of problems do you face being a teen vegan? Do your parents and friends support you? Do you find it hard to be in relationships with people who just don't understand why you don't eat animal products?

For me, I'd say I have it pretty good-- I've gotten a lot of my friends at least interested in the idea of veganism, and my parents support me completely. I never have been in a relationship, so I don't really have to worry about that. I think a lot of guys think I'm weird though XD Oh well.
Tuesday, April 1st, 2008
10:22 pm
[lilkittyangel]
The Wonderful World of Employment
Anyone have an after-school job? I ask because I'm looking for one (well, a different one) that relates to animals/veganism. I currently work as a kennel assistant in a veterinary clinic and I hate it (but only because of my coworkers-- the animals are, for the most part, absolutely delightful). I was thinking of applying at a veggie restaurant or something instead. Anyone have any experience/advice on the matter? Or should I just quit and avoid employment like the plague until I have a degree in something?
7:20 pm
[aiko_saishoku]
Mmm, it hurts so goodd.
I'm procrastinating right now from some paper on the Odyssey that needs only another paragraph.
So I'm thinking "Wow, if this paper were to be on veganism, I'd totally get passionate about it and get a big ass A on it".

So has anywhere ever written/typed a paper on veganism for one of your classes?
Which class and how well did you do on it?

I'm a smart kid, but it's really only things I'm passionate about or give a flip about that I omgexceed at.
Monday, March 31st, 2008
10:35 pm
[lilkittyangel]
Wow!
Hey everyone! I'm amazed at how many people joined this comm after just one day! :)

Anyway, I thought we could maybe have an introduction thread? I'd love to get to know everyone here better-- high school-age vegans are a rarity where I live, let me tell you. So, here are some basic questions to get you started.

What state/country do you live in?
What grade are you in?
How long have you been vegan?
Do you know any other vegans (or even vegetarians) in your school?

As for me, I live in Virginia. I'm currently a junior (and hating it) and I've been vegan for a year and a half (vegetarian for two and half before that). I know a pescetarian and a vegetarian but that's about it at my school.

So... nice to meet you all! Oh yeah, and if you guys want to discuss anything or share recipes or etc etc, feel free. You don't have to request posting access and all that.
Sunday, March 30th, 2008
7:46 pm
[lilkittyangel]
Lunchtime!
Soooo for our first discussion, what do you bring for lunch? Do you end up buying things in the lunch line? I used to do that, but without making it a whole meal (since I can't get the entrees) it made it REALLY expensive-- like $5 a day. Now I only bring things. Usually it's peanut butter and some granola bars.

Also, some days I have to work until 9 (long hours, huh?) and I bring one of those microwavable soup cups. Not the most filling or nutritionally balanced dinner, but I only work two days a week anyway.
7:08 pm
[lilkittyangel]
Welcome!
Welcome to highschoolvegan! This is a community I had a random idea for while commenting in another community. I hope lots of people will join so we can talk about all things vegany and high school-related!
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