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What a Crazy, Quirky, Funny Adventure! Albert Up, Up and Away

KIDS FIRST! | April 29, 2016 | Teen
Inspired by the beloved children's book, Albert by Ole Lund Kirkegaard, this lively, animated tale whisks you on a journey that has to be seen to be believed! Albert is a smart and cheeky boy, but his taste for mischievous pranks make him...
Sarah Huang

Our Misguided Visions of the Future

Sarah Huang | April 29, 2016 | Teen
What do these numbers and letters really indicate about me as a person? Sure, it demonstrates my ability to conform to others' expectations and my ability to study and take tests. But seeing the world as black-and-white, hard results has blindsided me.
FlockU

You're "Asking For It"

FlockU | April 28, 2016 | College
At 14 years old, and now more than six years later, I still find it ridiculous that women have to worry about how they dress because of the attention it may bring to them. I dress the way I do to make myself feel pretty and powerful, not to get attention from anyone else.
Josh Legere

Love: Finding "The One"

Josh Legere | April 29, 2016 | Teen
This is the dream many people have. Young girls imagine their prince charming who will sweep them off their feet. Boys imagine the girl of their dreams. As we get older we date other people looking for the one. We date...
Facing History and Ourselves

BLACK IS... Winner of Inaugural Harper Lee Memorial Award & Scholarship from Facing History

Facing History and Ourselves | April 28, 2016 | Teen
BLACK IS... - Diallo Thornton, Moore High School, Louisville KY Black is ... the color they see. Darkness is what they think of me. Find fear is the thought they believe. Or is this just a saying? Are they just playing? I should be the one...
KIDS FIRST!

The Little Prince: The Planet of Bamalias - Not Your Average Fairytale!

KIDS FIRST! | April 27, 2016 | Teen
On Planet Bamalias, the Little Prince will go through a terrible experience - he loseshis memory. And can't remember where and why he is there! Planet Bamalias is at the center of five other planets and all these planets depend on it for...
Eboni Marshall Turman

Fighting for Amy: On Bullies, Bathrooms, and Violence Against Black Girls

Eboni Marshall Turman | April 27, 2016 | Black Voices
Amy's tragedy has urged me to recall what I know for myself about the reality of violence perpetrated against black girls and women. That is, that all too often there is a man or boy at the center of it.
Janice Celeste

Prom Priorities: Lamborghinis & Hummers Over College Tuition?

Janice Celeste | April 27, 2016 | Teen
Can we get our priorities straight? There will be some parents not paying their rent in order to pose their child in front of a Hummer for a prom picture.
Sydney Vogl

The People You Will Fall in Love With in College

Sydney Vogl | April 27, 2016 | College
You will be in love with your life, and for the first time in what feels like your entire existence - you will belong.
Bustle

6 Small Ways Feminism Made Me Be a Better Friend

Bustle | April 26, 2016 | Women
Just a little reminder: Who your friend does or does not sleep with is none of your business, nor does it dictate their worth as a human. Embracing your sexuality, whatever it may be, can be threatening to people. Eff those people... metaphorically speaking.
Shelley Emling

The 7 Words That Can Break A Parent's Heart

Shelley Emling | April 26, 2016 | Fifty
When my kids were little, people would always say, 'Enjoy this time. They grow up so quickly.' And, yes, they were right. But whereas days used to slip away like hours and weeks used to slip away like days, right now our months as a family unit feel as though they're slipping away like minutes.
Stephanie R. Caudle

Florida Teen Takes Selfie After Car Accident

Stephanie R. Caudle | April 26, 2016 | Teen
A Florida man was involved in a car accident recently with a Volvo after it collided with his semi that was carrying 8,500 gallons of gas. The semi rear-ended the car before bursting into flames. Police were contacted but the driver of the Volvo left the scene before the...
Courtney Lambert

How Traveling Solo at 18-Years-Old Prepared Me For College

Courtney Lambert | April 26, 2016 | Teen
"Today I visited an 83- year-old man who looks like he's 60. He lives on two acres of land, which is abounding with every fruit tree imaginable. He has vines of the greenest, fullest spinach leaves creeping up tree trunks and enormous mango...
Frano Katalinic

The Detrimental Effects of an Early School Start Time for Students

Frano Katalinic | April 26, 2016 | Teen
Sean Gallop via Getty Images A majority of high school students across the United States do not receive a sufficient amount of sleep. A recent CDC report found that across forty states more than 75 percent of public schools started...
KIDS FIRST!

Alisa Knows What to Do: The Mystery of the Last Truenox

KIDS FIRST! | April 26, 2016 | Teen
Based on the supremely popular stories by Soviet science fiction writer Kir Bulychov, Alisa Knows What to Do is a 3D series produced by Russian studios and now available in the U.S. on DVD from N Circle Entertainment. The stories follows the incredible...
KIDS FIRST!

Jon Favreau's 2016 Adaptation of The Jungle Book Reigns Supreme

KIDS FIRST! | April 23, 2016 | Teen
From Disney animation comes the live action film, The Jungle Book, based on the classic books by Rudyard Kipling. A contemporary reboot of the beloved 1967 film, it captures your attention from the opening scene and holds through to the very end. Its...
Sherina Harris

Life in Valencia: Being Genuine in the 21st Century

Sherina Harris | April 20, 2016 | Teen
Earlier today, I saw a video of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau answering a question at a press conference. That aspect of the video wasn't unique - I'm sure Trudeau answers reporters' questions all the time, and clips of his answers often make their way onto the internet ("Because it's...
Rachel Mellicker

The Feminism of Fashion

Rachel Mellicker | April 18, 2016 | Teen
Wearing clothing that proclaims your feminism, but is made by young children, or exploited women is not feminist.
Sabrina Dominguez

A Love Letter to Taylor Swift

Sabrina Dominguez | April 18, 2016 | Teen
It seems at every major point of my life, there was a Taylor Swift song to go along with it. From my first love, to never wanting to grow up, Taylor had a song for everything. Since I found her in sixth grade, she has been one of the people...
Judith Johnson

Teens Addicted to Social Media

Judith Johnson | April 15, 2016 | Teen
I attended an interview with Nancy Jo Sales about her book American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers, at the 2016 Woodstock Writers' Festival. Her research, based on conversations with over 200 teen girls...
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