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The Good Dinosaur -- Finding Your Roar!

KIDS FIRST! | February 5, 2016 | Teen
The Disney/Pixar film, The Good Dinosaur, will be released on Blu-Ray/Digital HD on February 23. It asks the question: What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct?
JamesMichael Nichols

Why I Love Being Queer

JamesMichael Nichols | February 4, 2016 | Queer Voices
For me, being different from the rest of the world is one of the most special things about being queer.
Sherina Harris

Confessions of a Non-Fan Girl

Sherina Harris | February 4, 2016 | Teen
It's time for me to make a confession: I love cats, but I hate the animated cat collecting app Neko Atsume. I found out about Neko Atsume from my sister, who had seen it online, and then heard about it again from my best friend. They both said I'd love...

The Little Prince: The Planet of Bubble Gob -- Fun, Exciting, Vibrant Animation, Bit of Suspense

KIDS FIRST! | February 3, 2016 | Teen
The universe is in grave danger of extinction! The evil Snake extinguishes the stars as he passes through the galaxy, causing chaos and plunging the planets into darkness. The Little Prince must leave his Asteroid home and beloved friend, Rose, in his quest to outsmart the Snake and save the universe from doom.
Walaa Chahine

Hijabi Fangirls -- We're Out There

Walaa Chahine | February 2, 2016 | Women
Yup, that's me imitating Nick Offerman at BookCon 2015. As a fangirl, I was ecstatic that a photo of me made it to the official gallery of a convention. As a Muslim fangirl, I was proud. It's not every day that a hijabi is portrayed as part of the fangirl experience.
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Teens and Love: How Should a Parent Handle Their Child's First Heartbreak?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | February 3, 2016 | Teen
Sad Sam fell in love in tenth grade. He was quiet and cautious. He and his girl made good friends. They talked to each other about anything. By his senior year Sam decided to reach and hold her hand. This was long in coming. I n a text, Julia said...
The Mash

Teens Technically Can't Use Uber Until They're 18

The Mash | February 2, 2016 | Teen
Now, in the new age of "ridesharing," the dynamic of how we get around has changed dramatically.
Niamh Scanlon

Kids Should Have the Chance to Learn to Code

Niamh Scanlon | February 2, 2016 | Teen
As kids, we learn how to write, maybe play a musical instrument and draw. So why don't we learn to code computers programs too? What coding has in common with writing, playing music and creating art is that it lets you bring your ideas to life. Coding is all about creativity and that's why I love it.
Murray Rosenbaum

The American Problem

Murray Rosenbaum | February 3, 2016 | Teen
In a powerful OpEd written by The NY Times Editorial Board, the numbers are painful. Nearly 12 million Syrians have left their homes. Of those 12 million, nearly half are children. And another point is that these people fleeing their homes aren't all Muslim. Furthermore, many of these...
Murray Rosenbaum

Acting for the First Time

Murray Rosenbaum | February 1, 2016 | Teen
On Wednesday, January 13th, I performed on stage for the first time. As someone who take part in so many activities in and out of school, finding the time to be a part of any production is extremely difficult. I was lucky enough to get an opportunity to try acting...
T Statman

Primary Party

T Statman | February 1, 2016 | Teen
It's time for Iowa! Can you believe it? It is my first election season, and I cannot explain how excited I am to vote in the primaries and then in the general election. I see people sporting various t-shirts, buttons, and stickers and I can tell they are...
Arianna Huffington

Calling All Teens Who Don't Want to Grow Up in Trump's America

Arianna Huffington | January 29, 2016 | Teen
If you're 13 to 19 years old, send us an essay or video on what you think Donald Trump doesn't understand about America. Because as we approach this election, it's more important than ever to hear the voices of young people who will live with its consequences, even if they aren't able to cast a vote.
Chris Weigant

Guest Author -- Brandon Grant On Political Corruption

Chris Weigant | January 27, 2016 | Teen
People are suffering and need your help! You're a United States legislator and you have just been presented with an up-and-coming bill. If this bill passes, people will receive aid and live better lives.
Amy Lord

Control and the Nose Ring

Amy Lord | January 27, 2016 | Teen
As my almost 19 year old daughter Jackie, came home for winter break I had a laundry list of fun things we would do together like shopping, getting our nails done and meaningful late night talks over chamomile tea. I was so excited to have some much needed bonding time...
Zane Rubin

How Making My Film Helped Me Move on

Zane Rubin | January 26, 2016 | Teen
Making art is a beautiful thing; at times it can allow you to say or do the things you couldn't bring yourself to do in real life.
The Cut

Bridging The Gap Between Black And White Feminism

The Cut | January 25, 2016 | Women
It helps if we understand that sexism and racism function together and are intertwined.
Jessica Payette

What Successful Students Do Differently

Jessica Payette | January 25, 2016 | Teen
My school introduced a new schedule this year. Which hasn't been a problem for me, but for many its effects have been detrimental. The-effects-of-Alan-Rickman's-death-on-the-Harry-Potter-fandom detrimental. There are a few key differences in the habits of those who are handling his death - I mean this school year - well and...

These Next-Level Venn Diagrams Capture the Magic of 'Harry Potter'

SparkNotes | January 20, 2016 | Books
What do Draco Malfoy and Ron Weasley have in common? How about Dolores Umbridge and Remus Lupin's tenures at Hogwarts? These Venn diagrams about the wizarding world of Harry Potter clear up these questions and more, like this one: Why is the ​Forbidden Forest a ​mandatory​ part of discipline?
Camryn Garrett

I'm Boycotting the Oscars and Here's Why You Should, Too

Camryn Garrett | January 27, 2016 | Teen
Even if we don't break records, we'll still be sending a message: we are important. We matter. Our achievements and our work are not worth any less because of our skin color. We should be recognized. After all, it is true.
Armand Wolf

Why I, a Liberal Democrat, Would Rather Vote for Donald Trump than Hillary Clinton

Armand Wolf | January 19, 2016 | Teen
The stage is set for 2016. From the Republican side, the likely contender for the nomination is Donald Trump. Trump really embodies Republican ideals, he's a businessman who speaks in short sentences. He gives off the vibe that he knows the country's problems and that he can fix them overnight....
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