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Youth Radio/Youth Media International (YMI) is a Peabody Award-winning youth-driven converged media production company that delivers the best youth news and culture and undiscovered talent to a cross section of audiences. Youthradio.org is a participatory news space where young reporters can publish original content, including writing, audio, photo, and video directly to the website from anywhere in the world.

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Latino Students Lead in College Acceptance and High School Dropout

(0) Comments | Posted June 13, 2014 | 8:04 PM

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By Cassandra Leyva Gutierrez
For the first time, more Latinos were accepted into University of California schools than their white counterparts. California's nine undergraduate universities accepted 17,589 Latinos, making up about 29% of all incoming students for the...

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Searching for Reasons Behind Segregation at Berkeley High

(2) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 1:24 PM

By: Sophie Varon

The courtyard at Berkeley High, May, 2014.

At 8:17 a.m. in the courtyard of Berkeley High School -- four minutes before the first bell rings -- students of all racial, ethnic and religious backgrounds are laughing and...

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The Fashion Accessory No Teen Really Wants

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2014 | 2:22 PM

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Double Charged is a special investigation into the U.S. juvenile justice system, produced by Youth Radio.

By: Sayre Quevedo

This story airs on American Public Media's Marketplace.

Seventeen-year-old Elisa Morris-Jackson is sitting on the couch in...

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Double Charged: The True Cost of Juvenile Justice

(0) Comments | Posted May 8, 2014 | 4:51 PM

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Double Charged is a special investigation into the U.S. juvenile justice system, produced by Youth Radio.

By: Myles Bess

This story airs on American Public Media's Marketplace.

Standing in the hallway outside a hearing...

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Do Electronic Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit?

(2) Comments | Posted March 26, 2014 | 2:59 PM

By: Jenny Bolario

Vape pens, or e-cigarettes, are often billed as a safer way for smokers to get their fix. The user breathes in water vapor infused with nicotine and/or other chemicals and exhales what looks like smoke. Some young adults who have been smoking for years...

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My Brother's Keeper: Sons And Brothers Speak Out

(0) Comments | Posted March 14, 2014 | 7:02 PM

My Brother's Keeper is an Obama Administration initiative that seeks to empower boys and young men of color. The effort kicked off in February 2014.

Youth Radio empowers young people by training them in technology and media production. This video highlights the voices of African American young men...

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Candy Flavors Put E-Cigarettes On Kids' Menu

(4) Comments | Posted February 21, 2014 | 3:07 PM

By Jenny Lei Bolario

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Franco Phan, 22, blows smoke rings using a electronic cigarette at a restaurant in Oakland, CA. Photo Credit: Jenny Bolario/Youth Radio

Electronic-cigarettes are often billed as a safe way for smokers trying to kick their habit. But...

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Real Talk: Are You Stuck In The Friend Zone?

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 1:16 PM

By Chaz Hubbard

"You're like a brother to me."

It's a phrase that's broken a lot of hearts, and if you've ever had it said to you, more than likely, you're someone's "just a friend." You're caught in the dreaded friend zone.

With Valentine's Day around the corner, it might...

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Going Beyond Ads To Attract Young Teachers

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2014 | 2:51 PM

By Robyn Gee

The 30-second PSAs from the U.S. Department of Education's TEACH campaign, run by a coalition of major corporations and Teach for America, makes the profession look pretty glamorous. The ads are designed to attract more college grads to the field of teaching. One ad depicts...

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Young Invincible On Affordable Care Act

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2013 | 1:58 PM

By Rayana Godfrey

On any given weekend my friends and I call, text, and tweet each other to figure out our plans for the evening. And while they're trying to decide between movies and a house party, I'm weighing a completely different option in my head. Should I even risk...

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Do Vape Pens Trick Teens?

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2013 | 12:40 PM

By: Jenny Bolario

Vape pens, or e-cigarettes, are often billed as a safer way for smokers to get their fix. The user breathes in water vapor infused with nicotine and exhales what looks like smoke. But with flavors like banana cream pie and alien blood, these pens are attracting...

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When Cyberbullying Gets Real

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2013 | 11:29 AM

By Bianca Brooks and Sophie Varon

Are you more likely to be bullied online or in person?


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We asked that question in a poll. 64 people answered and what they said might surprise you. Despite the heavy media attention paid...

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Students Challenge College Sexual Assault Policies

(0) Comments | Posted November 1, 2013 | 3:04 PM

By Robyn Gee

Sexual violence and sexual assault often go unreported on college campuses.  The  Center for Public Integrity reports that perpetrators of sexual assault on college campuses rarely receive  serious consequences from the university administration, while the victims can be traumatized.

UC Berkeley is...

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Teaching Puberty Earlier

(0) Comments | Posted November 1, 2013 | 2:50 PM

By Donisha Dansby

Today in America, puberty is beginning earlier than a generation ago. Researchers are debating the possible links to environmental chemicals, stress, and obesity. But regardless of cause, more and more kids are already well into puberty by the time sex education happens in school--which is usually fifth...

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Are Problems with the Common Application Overhyped?

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 6:20 PM

By Bianca Brooks

I was so excited about applying to college that I started filling out the forms long before school began. I was only applying to one school, my dream school. But before I knew it, the November deadline was upon me, and I still had tons to do...

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Kids Have To Think About Work-Life Balance Too

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 4:20 PM

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe.

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20 year-old Jonathan Anabo takes on many caregiving responsibilities for his ten-year old sister Katrina....

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13-Year-Old Builds Haunted House For Good in Parents' Driveway

(0) Comments | Posted October 31, 2013 | 1:19 PM

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe.

By: Miles Bess, Jenny Bolario, Chaz Hubbard, Luis Flores

Check out Youth Radio's video profile of  Sam DuBois, one of the few teens in the U.S. with the title Director of Operations stamped...

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Getting Halloween Right Amid Geisha, Indian, and Pimp Costumes

(0) Comments | Posted October 25, 2013 | 1:22 PM

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By: Malachi Segers

For young adults hunting for a last minute Halloween costume, it's often really hard to walk the line between cool and offensive. There's quite a bit of offensive out there.

I headed to a big Halloween chain in Berkeley, California...

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Teach-In: The History Of Sexual Violence At UC Berkeley, By Sofie Karasek

(0) Comments | Posted October 16, 2013 | 2:38 PM

A junior at UC Berkeley, Sofie Karasek, recently testified before the California State Legislature about the University's sexual harassment and sexual assault policies.

After being assaulted her freshman year, she developed this presentation: A History of Sexual Violence at UC Berkeley.

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe.

Youth Radio/Youth Media International (YMI) is youth-driven converged media production company that delivers the best youth news, culture and undiscovered talent to a cross section of audiences. To read more youth news from around the globe and explore high quality audio and video features, visit Youthradio.org...

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High School Football: Can It Be Safe?

(0) Comments | Posted October 10, 2013 | 4:48 PM

At a time when the NFL is coming under pressure for ignoring evidence that links football to chronic brain damage, Youth Radio's special coverage examines how high school teams are dealing with teenage head injuries.

Turns out, only two states have actually implemented significant safety...

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