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15 Inspiring Quotes From TEDxTeen

Posted 03.16.2013 | Teen

This year's TEDxTeen conference was all about "Generation Why" -- a generation of amazing young people who refuse to accept "that's just the way it is...

5 Ways High School May Let You Down (And Why That's Okay)

Posted 03.12.2013 | Teen

High school can be really stressful -- to say the least. Our weekly "Hey, It's OK!" series is here to remind you of all things you SHOULDN'T be worrie...

I Don't Know What I Want To Be When I Grow Up

| Posted 03.12.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at Youth Communication, a nonprofit organization that helps marginalized youth develop their full pote...

Nevada Educators Block Integrity Effort

Victor Dorff | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Victor Dorff

A "code of honor" already applies to schools in Nevada, statewide. Now, some state lawmakers want to give that code a little more teeth, by making serial cheaters ineligible for a state scholarship, but top education organizations in Nevada say they are against the idea.

'He Went To College And Forgot About Me'

| Posted 03.09.2013 | Teen

This is a regular column featuring original poetry and fiction by and for teens, provided by Figment, the online community writing site for young read...

You Know You're A Writer If You Do These Things…

| Posted 03.07.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at By ClaireM., Niskayuna, NY The words “I bought a book” are as commonplace as...

I Was Told I Was 'Too Short' To Pursue My Dream

| Posted 03.05.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at By Jennifer M., East Providence, RI Standing in front of the mirror one day, I c...

'How To Be Popular In 10 Steps'

| Posted 03.01.2013 | Teen

This is a regular column featuring original poetry and fiction by and for teens, provided by Figment, the online community writing site for young read...

'What My Hair Cut Made Me Realize About Myself'

| Posted 03.01.2013 | Teen

This is a teen-written article from our friends at By NicoleG, Woburn, MA As I sat in the passenger seat of my mother's car, stroki...

These Breakdancing Kids Will Make Your Jaw Drop (VIDEO)

Posted 02.24.2013 | Teen

One word: WHOA. (Source: JuBaFilms, a German company that creates short films about dance. H/T: Buzzfeed)...

In Defense Of 'Fanguys'

This article was written by teen reporters from The Mash, a weekly publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools. By Victoria Gonzalez, River...

Hymn Of A Catholic School Girl

Andrea Vale | Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion
Andrea Vale

It is often assumed in today's largely secular society that attending a parochial school will lead to a parochial mind. I think I thought this, too, when I entered a Catholic high school.

We Will Never Ever Be Together

Matthew Ford | Posted 04.22.2013 | Teen
Matthew Ford

Save that word for someone special, not some ding-dong in math class. Congratulations! I just saved you money you could've spent on boxes of Kleenex and chocolates.

Operation: Awesome Future

Emily Truong | Posted 04.21.2013 | Teen
Emily Truong

I pinched myself and winced. "Holy guacamole, this is real." With a huge, goofy grin, I read the screen again.

'Community''s Hallowalentine's Day

Crystal Duan | Posted 04.21.2013 | Teen
Crystal Duan

Overall, the second episode of Harmon-less "Community" (HLC) was considerably better. However, that statement will stay tentatively qualified until next episode, because I'm still not impressed.

My 5 Favorite Books I Was Forced To Read In School

Luis Ruuska | Posted 04.21.2013 | Teen
Luis Ruuska

Do you agree with this high school senior's list?

A Beauty Pageant for Artists and Philosophers

Ariel Brooks | Posted 04.20.2013 | Teen
Ariel Brooks

"Make something beautiful. Say why it is." This was the simple prompt at the heart of the Beautiful Minds Challenge, a contest we invited teens from the around the world to take part in.

'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.