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Cristela Alonzo

To Those Who Can't Go To College: Dreams Don't Have Expiration Dates

Cristela Alonzo | May 28, 2016 | Latino Voices
I write this because I know that there are people out there who feel like I felt when I knew I wasn't one of the "fortunate ones" to go to college. I just want you to know that because you might not be able to do it now, it doesn't mean that you're done. In fact, this is only the beginning. I believe in you. Because I AM you.
Zoha Qamar


Zoha Qamar | May 27, 2016 | Teen
There is a darkness full of colors I've never seen before. It browses the cracks of my mind before spilling into my nose and mouth and ears where I smell and taste and hear the darkness. But I've never seen it. When I close my eyes, I see...
The Mash

An Ode to Zayn Malik

The Mash | May 26, 2016 | Teen
For the black Muslim girl who went to the One Direction concert in junior high, trapped between a million versions of who she could be, Zayn holds countless lessons for me.

Why I Turned Down My Dream School and Took a Gap Year

FlockU | May 26, 2016 | College
So don't feel bad about being unsure, and don't be afraid to change your mind. There's strength in recognizing when something doesn't feel right. Don't believe the hype about having to attend the most prestigious college in order to lead a successful life.

Another Astonishing Marvel Fantasy - X-Men: Apocalypse

KIDS FIRST! | May 25, 2016 | Teen
The new X-Men: Apocalypse comes out May 27 and, according to our reporters, is worth the wait. The storyline follows Apocalypse, the first and most powerful mutant from Marvel's X-Men universe who has amassed the powers of many other mutants, becomes immortal and...

Alice Through the Looking Glass - A Magical Fantasy in the Tim Burton Tradition

KIDS FIRST! | May 25, 2016 | Teen
Based on the book by Lewis Carroll, Disney brings us Alice Through the Looking Glass directed by James Bobin and produced by Tim Burton. The story follows Alice who returns to the whimsical world of Wonderland and travels back in time to save...
Gabrielle Reed

Why Keke Palmer Is Beautiful and Internet Haters Are Ugly

Gabrielle Reed | May 25, 2016 | Black Voices
While everyone else is talking mad crap about Keke, she's somewhere living her life, achieving her dreams and ignoring all the B.S. And that is a true example of someone that is internally beautiful. Beautiful is as beautiful does.
Piper Jenne

How My Gap Year Transformed Me From Lost High School Kid to Prepared Young Adult

Piper Jenne | May 25, 2016 | College
To anyone contemplating taking a gap year: I cannot urge strongly enough that there is no better way to transform yourself from a lost high school kid who thinks they've got a clue, to a young adult who's starting to get the idea that cluelessness is a necessary part of life.
Julia Rogers

The Inherent Value in Gap Years for All Students, Not Just the 1 Percent

Julia Rogers | May 25, 2016 | College
Dismissing the gap year concept as another privilege of the 1 percent does a disservice to us all, as society would gain substantially from a generation of more engaged, self-directed and academically-motivated young people.
Natalie Kalin

Advice from a College Freshman Survivor

Natalie Kalin | May 24, 2016 | Teen
You go to college to learn. That's the whole point of it. After having completed my freshman year, however, I realized that you learn just as much outside the classroom as you do inside it. And, believe me, these lessons will bruise you and break you just as much as the exams and labs do.
Taylor Vidmar

Nobody's Perfect, but We'll Get it Right

Taylor Vidmar | May 25, 2016 | Teen
I read a lot of graduation speeches during my writing process, and, I have to say, the majority of them were painfully, terribly boring. One of them started with a quote from Ulysses, which I haven't read because there's no pictures in it. Another was dedicated entirely to Full House....
Ann Makosinski

Five Tips for Teens: How to Make Your Idea into an Invention

Ann Makosinski | May 25, 2016 | Teen
Here I am presenting to student attendees at the EF Global Student Leaders Summit which looked at the future of energy from Iceland By Ann Makosinski I have half an hour to write this article. GO. My name is...
Colleen Fogerty

Why I Need a Career Break at Age 23

Colleen Fogerty | May 24, 2016 | College
We spend the first 18 years of our life learning English, math, science and history. Once we know how to write in MLA format and long divide, we're expected to have the tools to select the best path to lead us to our dream career.
Lateef Romeo

What College Means

Lateef Romeo | May 23, 2016 | Black Voices
The most powerful influence on a teenager is another teenager. Our shared experiences give us perspective and help us believe in ourselves and overcome any obstacles.
Mei Webb

Stop Telling Me I'm 'So Lucky'

Mei Webb | May 20, 2016 | Women
As a 19-something-year-old adoptee living in a Western society, I've often been thrown the phrase, "you're so lucky!" after telling someone I'm adopted.
Sherina Harris

The Deal on Debates

Sherina Harris | May 20, 2016 | Teen
Most students get excited when they see "work period" or "movie" written on the board upon entering class. I get excited when I see the word "debate". In my classes we don't follow a formal debate procedure, like a debate team would, so some could argue (pun intended) that our...
Suzanne Rutledge

Slow Travel Is The New Slow Parenting

Suzanne Rutledge | May 20, 2016 | Travel
When my husband and I decided to quit our jobs and take our son on a trip around the globe, part of the decision was making a conscious choice to jump off the spinning merry-go-round of life.
Zoha Qamar

Dorm Move Out, Part V

Zoha Qamar | May 19, 2016 | Teen
May 2016 My ability to stick is just as strong as a Command hook, and my ability to stick around is just as weak as one. The way the end of the school year tugs at my tanned ankles dangling off the dock; the way the end of May yanks...
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

San Salvador, Street Artists, Food Insecurity And 'Conect-Arte'

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | May 18, 2016 | Arts
Six street artists took their social engagement a step further in El Salvador last month and taught youth some serious skills from the street. Coming from Brazil, Australia, Ecuador, Mexico, New York and New Jersey, this international crew took the time to share and teach about painting, art, and how...

'Angry Birds' - A Laugh-Out-Loud Kind of Movie

KIDS FIRST! | May 17, 2016 | Teen
Loosely based on the hugely popular app which has had billions of downloads, this film holds its own. In the 3D animated comedy, The Angry Birds Movie, we finally find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes us to an...
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