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Spencer Kaminsky

Why Going to Camp Is the Most Important Thing I've Ever Done

Spencer Kaminsky | September 4, 2015 | Teen
Camp is this beautiful place where your victories are celebrated forever and your failures are forgotten. It is the land of infinite second chances.
Anthony David Williams

Makeup/No Makeup

Anthony David Williams | September 4, 2015 | College
Fellas -- try wearing makeup next time you have the urge to cat call or to criticize our female counterparts for their lady like characteristics -- it's interesting riding on the-other-side-of-the-tracks and feeling that brush of excitement.
Young Invincibles

Student Support Is a Must: Improving Competency-Based Education Through the Student Perspective

Young Invincibles | September 2, 2015 | College
Completing a degree on your own schedule, whenever and wherever you want is a model that has the potential to change the game for a lot of students. Plus, the Harvard Business Review said Competency Based Education "is the key to filling the skills gaps in the workforce."
Zane Rubin

Technology -- Our Untreated Addiction

Zane Rubin | September 1, 2015 | Teen
We're a permanently lit, constantly over stimulated, and always connected without any connection culture.
Nadia Mendoza

Plagued by Insecurities? Seven Secrets to Beat the Blues

Nadia Mendoza | August 31, 2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Self-Esteem Team, the group I work with who go into schools teaching students on mental health, self-esteem and exam stress, are writing to David Cameron every single day for the next year in a bid to revolutionise the education system by including mental wellbeing on the curriculum. Until that date is in the diary though, here are seven ways to build resilience...
Murray Rosenbaum

My Six Weeks at RYSA

Murray Rosenbaum | August 31, 2015 | Teen
After our first field trip, the kids really bonded with me for only one reason really. I could pick them up. They all took turns on my shoulders as I ran around, or just piling on top of me to keep me from standing.
Caitlyn Jenner

Tales From a Camp For Extraordinary Kids

Caitlyn Jenner | August 31, 2015 | Gay Voices
On the surface, it looks like any other children's summer camp -- kids are running around doing sports, swimming, and lots of other fun activities. However, it's a retreat entirely for transgender children, teens, and their families.
Kelly Ruemmele

Why We Should Say Goodbye to the Lazy Summer Fantasy

Kelly Ruemmele | August 28, 2015 | Education
At the end of the last school year, two North Kansas City schools transitioned to the year round calendar. Parents had the opportunity to transfer their children to a traditional school or participate in the year round 45-15 plan. Some 95 percent of parents opted to stay.

WATCH: Rapper Teaches Kids to Work Hard for Success

HooplaHa | August 28, 2015 | Teen
Drawing on his own personal experience as both a producer and rapper, Drumma Boy stresses the importance of hard work and sacrifice.
Emily Tess Katz

What a Tweet From Taylor Swift Taught Me About Kindness

Emily Tess Katz | August 28, 2015 | Women
It was 3 a.m. and my cell phone was blowing up. The Twitter handle Twothousandswifteen was now following me. TaylorSwiftUpdates had favorited my tweet, with copious re-tweets by the likes of Tator Swift and Dazzling_Swift. Why the eff was I being digitally accosted by a gang of Taylor Swift devotees?

6 Ways to Break Your iPhone Addiction (That Actually Work)

Supercompressor | August 28, 2015 | Healthy Living
Rule 1. Never use your phone as your alarm clock. We all know how it goes: once you're done dealing your standard wave of 20 snoozes, you flick off the alarm, and go straight to browsing: Instagram, email, videos of baby elephants.
Caroline Bologna

How Surviving Katrina Changed the Meaning of 'Home' for Me

Caroline Bologna | August 29, 2015 | Women
When you're a teenager and life feels like a big confusing mess, there are certain things you can usually count on -- like, where your home is. But after Katrina, I didn't even have that anymore. All I knew was that we wouldn't be going back to New Orleans. At least not for awhile.
Nisa Yasmine Rashid

The Drug Education Teens Really Need

Nisa Yasmine Rashid | August 27, 2015 | Teen
In working with teens, we have to be nuanced in our thinking, open to different approaches and aware of broader social realities. But students are approached as though all drug use is the same and as though we don't each have a story of our own to tell.
Student Press Law Center

Why a High School Principal Gave Student Journalists More Editorial Control, After a Year of Prior Review

Student Press Law Center | August 27, 2015 | Media
Student journalists at East Lansing High School will now have editorial control of the school newspaper, Portrait, after last year's policy of prior administrative review that students said led to censorship.
T Statman

Youth Vote: Social Media

T Statman | August 27, 2015 | Teen
Rock the Vote has an awesome campaign encouraging young people to register and vote. They started internet registration in the '90s as the first to offer it online as well as over the phone.
Caitlyn Jenner

Where Do I Keep My Gold Medal?

Caitlyn Jenner | August 26, 2015 | Gay Voices
My gold medal is my most-prized possession -- I'm so proud of it. However, I never wanted my kids to feel like they had to have a gold medal in order to be considered a success... so I haven't displayed my medal. Here's where it currently lives...
Gabrielle Flank

8 Back To School Tips Every Student Should Know

Gabrielle Flank | August 26, 2015 | Teen
It's that time of year again and we can hear the school bells ringing! It can be hard to adjust from the dog days of summer to the busy and fast pace of the school year. Here are eight tips to get back into the school mode and start this year off right!
Justina Sharp

What I Learned at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards

Justina Sharp | August 26, 2015 | Teen
This Past Sunday, the 18th of August, I stepped out of my air conditioning and onto the blue astro-turf carpet at the 2015 Teen Choice Awards. I expected to melt, take selfies, and learn something new about our favorite celebrities. All three of these things happened.
Sophia Armenakas

Plaid Kilt or Mini Skirt? That Is the Question

Sophia Armenakas | August 21, 2015 | Teen
The debate on school uniforms and dress codes is intensifying as many parents and educators are increasingly concerned about the trend toward inappropriate dress in schools.

Trend Alert! Hair Accessories for Fall 2015

Uloop | August 25, 2015 | College
Accessories are a big thing for any outfit, with the potential to make or break a look or ensemble. While jewelry and gloves, bags and purses and everything in between might be quite necessary, few of us ever really stop to think about hair accessories.
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