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Why Were 11 Girls Turned Away From Their Homecoming Dance?

The Huffington Post | Amanda Scherker | Posted 09.25.2014 | Teen

Nearly a dozen girls were turned away from Utah's Bingham High School homecoming dance last Saturday, according to FOX 13's KTSU. The reason? Their "i...

50th Reunion First Rule: Just Admit You Don't Recognize Most of Your Old Pals

Martha Nelson | Posted 10.15.2014 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

I've never attended a school reunion in my life. Not high school, college, or graduate school. Never. But the 50th Oswego High School (NY) reunion was irresistible to me. I asked myself, "If not now, when?" And so I booked the hotel, rental car, and flight, and took off for Lake Ontario.

Do You Want the Good News Or...

Patrick Corvington | Posted 07.16.2014 | Education
Patrick Corvington

Pushing towards graduation is a worthy pursuit -- an important and achievable goal. And graduating 80 percent of kids on time -- phenomenal. But with these 12th grade math and reading scores, it does raise the question: What is the quality of these graduates?

Haven't Talked To Your Doctor About Sex? You're Not Alone

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Molly Cunningham, Rivers...

The Seven Stages Of Post-Finals Grief

Lana Gorlinski | Posted 04.04.2014 | Teen
Lana Gorlinski

For one week, school halls fill to the brim with bleary-eyed, sweat pants-clad students aimlessly wandering around like zombies, nose buried in a study guide or textbook. That's right. It's finals week.

Teens Pump The Brakes On Getting Their Driver's Licenses

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Tanya Kurepina, New Trie...

Not Stacking Up To Your Friends? That's OK

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Kathryn Cua, Hinsdale Ce...

If All Else Fails, Turn Your Homework Into A 'Lord Of The Rings' Tribute

Posted 12.30.2013 | Teen

In the words of Gandalf: Alex, you shall not pass this homework assignment. (And be careful -- the teacher clearly has their eye of Sauron on you.) ...

A $10,000 Scholarship for College-Bound High School Girls -- The Harriet Fitzgerald Scholarship

Diane Propsner | Posted 02.25.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

In a recent blog post, How to Afford a Quality College Education for Your Daughter, I wrote about the affordability of attending a women's college. Hi...

RIDING HIGH

tv | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen

By Julia Rubin "It was the scariest thing ever." That's how 16-year-old Ashley, a high school junior in Nevada, describes her experience driving hi...

'Cheating Is Just The Norm'

tv | Posted 12.11.2013 | Teen

By Julia Rubin These days, cheating scandals seem to be in the news more often than not. We read about cheating at the country's most prestigious s...

Feeling Over-Tested?

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By McKayla Braid, Plainfiel...

How To Visit College Campuses Like A Pro

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Breana Brill, Niles West...

A Prom Story With An Ending She Couldn't Have Calculated

Posted 11.25.2013 | Teen

Last year, STEM high school student Regina Reynolds told her friends, "If nobody asks me to prom, I'm taking my calculator." When the time came and...

Are Colleges Really Creeping On Your Facebook?

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Katherine Kiang, Hinsdal...

Teachers Turn Bathroom Vandalism Into Masterpieces (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.06.2013 | Teen

The teachers at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School in South Hadley, Mass. know EXACTLY how to deal with student graffiti in the scho...

Taking A Stand Against The 'S-Word'

tv | Posted 10.30.2013 | Teen

By Kaitlin Menza When two clothing brands released graphic tees this summer with cheeky allusions to how many ex-boyfriends Taylor Swift has, they ...

Teens' (Hilarious) Reactions To Smart Phones

Posted 10.29.2013 | Teen

"Is that guy taking a selfie while proposing?" Yes, he is, and the proof is in the latest edition of the "Teens React" series by the Fine Bros, whe...

'A Thousand Pieces Of Me Come Together For One Moment'

Annie Schugart | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen
Annie Schugart

As I watch the football players play their hearts out, I think about all the players who had done the same in the exact field years before. I think about the thousands of fans who pile into the bleachers year after year.

Teen Asks Costume Store For Some Non-'Sexy' Choices, Please

Posted 10.25.2013 | Teen

Maya is a high school senior who would like to dress up in a non-sexy Halloween costume. Unfortunately, her store-of-choice, Party City, doesn't have ...

THIS Is Why You Should F***ing Love Teenage Girls

The Huffington Post | Elizabeth Perle | Posted 10.28.2013 | Teen

Those girls, man. They take all that energy, all that circulating fire in their veins, and instead of letting it destroy them, they choose to love, ferociously. Teenage girls find a buoy for themselves in the sea of emotional ruin, and they hold on tighter than anyone else.

Working Your Way Out Of A Major Life Rut

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 12.22.2013 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

While we all can't go on time-traveling adventures like Billy Pilgrim, we all can come unstuck in time in a different way. We shouldn't be living in our memories of the past or feel like we're unhappy in our present.

The Student-Inspired PSA That Should Be Shown At Every School

Posted 10.21.2013 | Teen

A handful of teens of different ethnicities and backgrounds from a Minnesota high school have a powerful message for their classmates: "It's all about...

The Scary Drug That's Finding Its Way Into Teen Pop Culture

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Gabby Abesamis, Niles We...

8 Girls With Incredibly Big Dreams (PHOTOS)

Posted 10.09.2013 | Teen

In honor of International Day Of The Girl this Friday, here are the faces of eight young women from around the world whose dreams for the future will ...