All those stories about kids being excited to return to school? That’s not me. At least not yet. Being thrown back into the anxiety-inducing world of high school has definitely curbed any excitement I once felt about returning in-person. As for academics? Lately, I’ve been cramming for my online SAT prep class. Let’s just say […]Read More The Learning Gaps Are Real: A High School Junior Returns to Class
The Mexico-U.S. border is a grid map of coordinates: X or Y, from here or from there, this or that. And while fronterizx identity is about constantly crossing borders and mixing cultures, gender binaries are one facet that continues to face complex discussion and acceptance. For individuals who identify as nonbinary or that have transitioned, […]Read More Binaries on the Border
With the federal eviction moratorium no longer in place, millions are under threat of losing their homes. Here’s what to know about renters’ rights. Read more at YR Media.Read More Evicted: What Are Your Rights as a Renter?
With colleges opening up their campuses and dorms amidst the surge of COVID cases, the push for young people to get vaccinated is in full force — especially as more and more young unvaccinated people test positive for COVID. In the summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the lowest vaccination rates […]Read More Young People Have Some of the Lowest Vaccination Rates. Why Is That?
I was only 7 years old when I began to hide my name. I was making my first-ever order at the local Starbucks when I was asked to repeat my name. At first, confusion struck. Nevertheless, I clarified each syllable, letter, and even offered pronouncers for the vowels. I thought it would only happen once, […]Read More When People Mispronounce My Name
According to a recent study, 78% of high school juniors and seniors found their post-secondary plans changing during the pandemic — the biggest change being where people attend college and for how long. Some high schoolers chose not to attend college at all. Hadassah Zenor-Davis, owner of Heiress XO Cosmetics, says her decision to start […]Read More College for Everyone? Why Some of Gen Z are Opting Out
The transition from high school to adulthood is full of new responsibilities. In planning for college, Kieu Anh Nguyen Le was set on becoming financially independent so her parents would no longer need to work strenuous jobs to provide for her. “After months of writing college and scholarship essays, picking up jobs anywhere I could, […]Read More My Journey to Financial Independence by 18
It’s not easy being a Black student at a predominantly white institution. And for Ivelisse Diaz, she’s calling on her school to step up instead of relying on BIPOC students to foster inclusivity on campus. Listen to her essay on YR Media.Read More It’s Not Our Job Alone as Students of Color to ‘Fix’ Our Schools
“Research has taught us that kids have a unique capacity for change and also that the vast majority of youth who commit violations of the law will naturally stop offending generally in their mid to late 20s.” A conversation with Marsha Levick at the Juvenile Law Center about how the courts are handling youth cases. […]Read More What to Know About the Supreme Court’s Decision on Life Sentences for Minors
High schoolers applying to college during the pandemic face a difficult decision: Do I take the SAT/ACT or skip it? Standardized tests like the SAT and ACT can be a major hurdle for students. And in response to the COVID-19 pandemic many universities have opted to make testing optional for applicants. Read more at YR […]Read More Just How ‘Optional’ Are The SAT/ACT For College Admissions?