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'Experience Everything, Forget Nothing'

Laura Brennen | Posted 04.20.2013 | Teen
Laura Brennen

Part of me wonders if this is my brain trying to tell me that I do not want to grow up and start making scary "adult" decisions. I have no clue what I want to study at University, much less what job I want to do.

Got Sleep?

Jessica Yang | Posted 04.18.2013 | Teen
Jessica Yang

It is a truth universally acknowledged that high school students do not get enough sleep. (Sorry for butchering the famous Pride and Prejudice line, Jane Austen-ites.)

Spanish Teacher Issues Grades In Hilarious Internet Memes

Posted 02.15.2013 | Teen

Failing the big Spanish test is never fun, but receiving the bad news doesn’t have to feel like such a drag. That’s why Justin Barney, a Spanis...

What's YOUR Super Bowl?

Zach Veach | Posted 04.17.2013 | Teen
Zach Veach

The Super Bowl reminded me that we're all working towards what we see as our top goal, our end result. As we continue to reach for those goals and realize those dreams, the stakes get higher and the obstacles far greater.

The Day I Went Deaf (Sort Of)

Leah Kashar | Posted 04.16.2013 | Teen
Leah Kashar

I didn't pay much attention to it at first. But as it got later in the day, I began to hear less and less.

Why Water Can't Wait

Hannah Weintraub | Posted 04.16.2013 | Teen
Hannah Weintraub

Thousands of miles away in countries across the globe, millions of girls do not have the luxury to ignore their chores like I do. Instead, their families rely on these girls to spend hours of their days collecting water from faraway or unreliable sources.

140 Characters or Less

Savannah Ivanitski | Posted 04.15.2013 | Teen
Savannah Ivanitski

The rapid growth of social media over the last ten years has changed a lot of things about the world we live in. Social media has had an impact on the way that racecar drivers interact with the world around them.

Is Dance a Sport or an Art?

Jenna Garecht | Posted 04.15.2013 | Teen
Jenna Garecht

Just because dance is a sport does not mean that it isn't also an art. Through your choreography and your facial expressions you are able to completely change yourself into another character.

'I'm A Side Character In Your Epic Teen Romance'

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 04.11.2013 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

But, given some time, I've come to terms with the fact that I'm not the author of this story; I'm a side character whose role has been fulfilled.

An Ode to Pizza

Emma C. S. McLaughlin | Posted 04.10.2013 | Teen
Emma C. S. McLaughlin

If every country is a pizza then I went from thick crust, tomatoes and cheese to thin crust and minced meat this past September when I left America to spend the school year as an exchange student in Turkey.

Five Reflections from Martin Luther King Day

Betsy Sheppard | Posted 04.10.2013 | Teen
Betsy Sheppard

Most young people hate waking up in the morning and having to go to school. However, students at KIPP wake up in the morning knowing that they have an amazing opportunity in front of them.

Technology Evolution

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 04.09.2013 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

How we will accept these technological advances and whether or not we pursue them is a choice that we, as a species, will have to make sooner than we think.


Evan Manning | Posted 04.09.2013 | Teen
Evan Manning

From the moment we step onto the high school scene, anxiety burst through our chests, restricting our breathing. It's a constant battle with our surroundings and within us.

Help! I'm Addicted To Making Lists

Casey Miller | Posted 04.08.2013 | Teen
Casey Miller

Creating lists also adds the element of focus. As I add to "ideal life", I write down objects that I want included in my future. The list includes words like "London", "journalist" and "travel."

'My School Is NOT Doing Enough About Bullying'

Olivia Busch | Posted 04.08.2013 | Teen
Olivia Busch

It's pretty safe to say that it's harder to hide from the bullies than it may have been 20 or 30 years ago. Some kids have to face it not only for seven hours at school, but also every hour beyond that because of the constant contact that can be made via text message or social media.

How Music is Instrumental in Breaking Generational Barriers

Alexander Vassiliadis | Posted 04.08.2013 | Teen
Alexander Vassiliadis

Teens think they're right about everything while parents fail to understand or even remember the different joys and troubles of adolescence. As people grow older, they lose touch with the emotions they felt so vividly as teenagers.

'Why Chloe Moretz Is My Hero'

Jessica Yang | Posted 04.07.2013 | Teen
Jessica Yang

I've seen her face on Aeropostale ads, best-dressed lists and more, but I brushed her off as just another teen actress. However, Teen Vogue's March 2013 issue changed everything.

I Go to Seek a Great Perhaps

Shanzeh Khurram | Posted 04.07.2013 | Teen
Shanzeh Khurram

The pursuit of this Great Perhaps is what gives meaning to my life. I guess we all need a sense of purpose, a connection to a greater cause. Without it, life would seem empty and pointless.


Karielle Stephanie Gam | Posted 04.04.2013 | Teen
Karielle Stephanie Gam

College applications are complete (excuse me while I kiss the sky), some of us lucky ones have already been accepted to schools we applied to early (congrats!) and after a particularly grueling first semester, nothing seems to matter in comparison.

Teen 'Rights' of Passage

Erica DeMichiel | Posted 04.04.2013 | Teen
Erica DeMichiel

I never want to get lost on the road, and I never want to vote for the politician just because she has the coolest name on the ballot. I want to be a better driver, and I want to be a more informed American.

What's The Point?

Oliver Harte | Posted 04.03.2013 | Teen
Oliver Harte

We work just hard enough to get by, but do not retain any of the information. Is that how we should be learning? Essentially, it's pointless.

Indie Movies: Why Are They So Underrated?

Murray Rosenbaum | Posted 04.03.2013 | Teen
Murray Rosenbaum

It didn't have explosions, it didn't have action every single moment and it had a moral to the story. So why did I find it so great?

7th Grade Class Sends Helly Kitty To Space! (VIDEO)

Posted 02.01.2013 | Teen

"Our epic space mission begins as we launch the space balloon..." So begins the most wonderful video we've seen all week, which follows a group of...

'Why I'm Glad I Didn't Get The Part'

Anne Hilker | Posted 04.02.2013 | Teen
Anne Hilker

Even though I landed a smaller role, I was crushed. I know you're thinking: "It was a just high school play! Nothing big, right?" Wrong!

An Open Thank You Letter to Taylor Swift

Eva Shang | Posted 05.17.2013 | Teen
Eva Shang

Thank you for empathizing with my feelings, and more importantly, for showing me that it's okay to feel at all. There's nothing wrong with being a teen girl.