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'I Was Bullied For Being Skinny'

| Posted 10.22.2012 | Teen

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

Standing Up To The Haters

| Posted 11.01.2012 | Teen

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

'Enough Is Enough'

By Gabriela Bosquez and Rachel Tenuta Gabriela is a senior at Golder College Prep and Rachel is a senior at William Fremd High School. They are stu...

The Real Reason Schools Are Failing: They're Boring and Lack 'Edutainment'

Stephen Estes | Posted 12.02.2012 | Education
Stephen Estes

A little less talk, a little more action, and a bit of edutainment, and I think I see how the world's children will come to realize their true potential and build the skill-sets they will someday need.

Community Lauds Victim Of Apparent School Prank

AP | Posted 10.01.2012 | Education

WEST BRANCH, Mich. -- A mid-Michigan community cheered on a 16-year-old sophomore – the victim of an apparent prank by classmates – as she...

There Ain't No Crystal Ball

Fadzo Shumba | Posted 11.25.2012 | Teen
Fadzo Shumba

Everything you need to create your success is inside of you -- every ounce of bravery, strength, and intelligence. Do what you love, do what you're good at, and whatever you do make it matter.

Matt Grevers' Head Is Swimming

By Steffie Drucker Steffie is a junior at Niles North High School. She is a student reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to...

IUDs, Implants Urged For Teen Girls' Birth Control

AP | LINDSEY TANNER | Posted 09.21.2012 | Teen

CHICAGO -- Teenage girls may prefer the pill, the patch or even wishful thinking, but their doctors should be recommending IUDs or hormonal implants ...

2 Teens Take On An 'Extreme' Couponing Challenge!

By Aaliyah Gibson and Emma Harrison Aaliyah is a senior at Whitney Young Magnet High School and Emma is a senior at Hinsdale Central High School. B...

Can You Find True Love In High School?

By Yazmin Dominguez and Alexander Vassiliadis Yazmin is a senior at Huntley High School, and Alex is a former British School student who now reside...

I Found - And Read - A Stranger's Diary

Emma Orlow | Posted 11.19.2012 | Teen
Emma Orlow

It seemed odd that someone would donate this diary (complete with name, address, and school) to a stranger. I had stumbled upon a historic document about a suburban teenager from who-knows-when.

What's Wrong With Reading?

| Posted 09.19.2012 | Teen

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

'The Chicago Strike Through Our Eyes'

Posted 09.14.2012 | Teen

Daniaja is a senior and Kasey is a sophomore at Whitney Young Magnet School. Both are student reporters for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distri...

'The Hardest Part Was Seeing My Mom Get Hurt'

Posted 09.04.2012 | Teen

This video is part of "Undroppable," a documentary project from @Jason_Pollock that tells the stories of young people who have overcome significant ob...

'I Thought I Was Dead. My Whole Life Flashed Before My Eyes'

Posted 09.04.2012 | Teen

This video is part of "Undroppable," a documentary project from @Jason_Pollock that tells the stories of young people who have overcome significant ob...

Did These Senior Pranks Take The Joke Too Far?

Posted 06.25.2012 | Teen

When it comes to senior pranks, it's all fun and games until someone gets suspended -- or even arrested. And as senior pranks become increasingly dari...

Is 'Summer Brain Drain' A Real Thing?

| Posted 06.19.2012 | Teen

Preventing summer brain drain is a top priority for parents and educators. With teens roaming parks and pools instead of high school halls, they're sa...

Identical Twins' BIG Honor At Graduation

Patch | Posted 06.01.2012 | Teen

Talk about a proud family at a high school graduation. On June 24, at Peekskill High School’s Parade Field, identical twin sisters, Jennifer and Jen...

Why Homeschooled Teens Are Ahead Of The Game For College

| Posted 06.01.2012 | Teen

By Kelsey Sheehy Between deciphering college financial aid awards and settling into a shoe-box sized dorm room with a perfect stranger or two, maki...

20 Epic Problems Only Teenagers Understand

Posted 05.29.2012 | Teen

If there is one thing every teenager can agree about, it is this: Adults just don't get it. Teenager problems are unique, hilarious, confusing, and...

Why 'Switched At Birth' Tells The Story Of My Life

By April Bell April is a junior at Lincoln Park High School. She’s a student reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to Chic...

Spider-Man vs. Batman: Who Would Win In A Fight?

By Khalil Beckwith Khalil is a junior at King College Prep. He’s a student reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to Chica...

10th Grader's Romantic Music Video (Explaining Chemical Bonds)

Posted 05.27.2012 | Teen

Talk about a close bond with your chemistry homework. The above video project was apparently created by 10th grader Eli Cirino in an attempt to ex...

Do You Have Good 'Friendiquette'?

By Adrianna Parker Adrianna is a senior at Homewood-Flossmoor. She’s a student reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to C...

Spring Clean Your Digital Life!

By Gavin Sullivan Gavin is a junior at Loyola Academy. He’s a student reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to Chicagolan...