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Why I’m Worried About Going to College With My Twin

After 18 years of spending almost every minute with her twin, Youth Radio’s Sierra Fang-Horvath wanted to go to college independently. “I fear that college will be four more years … Continue reading

May 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

Flirting Do’s and Don’ts — High School Editions

Flirting can be one of the hardest things for teens to figure out, but luckily Richmond’s Maryalexis Gutierrez is here to help. Among the most important things to remember when … Continue reading

October 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

Op-Ed: Should School Days Start Later?

Sleep deprivation affects over 90 percent of American teens. So why are schools still starting so early? “The school year is further in now and a full eight hours of … Continue reading

October 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

For Merced Union, School Discipline is an Evolving Artform

A lot has changed in the Merced Union High School District since the days of corporal punishment. Although the nature of discipline is still changing, schools are moving towards more … Continue reading

October 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

‘Senioritis’ and the long road to graduation

Where does your motivation come from? For one Richmond teen, the push he felt from his parents and teachers to do well in high school wasn’t enough, and he had … Continue reading

June 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Finally — A Long Beach high school with Olympic dreams gets upgrades

A Long Beach high school with a history of training Olympians and other successful athletes is getting long-needed improvements to its sports facilities. The indoor pool room has no ventilation, … Continue reading

May 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bullying does not end in high school

Teachers and other adults told Nate Lopez to ignore the bullies harassing him at school. So that’s what he did, but the problems didn’t stop. “I call on you to … Continue reading

March 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

School systems are failing students of color

How good is a school system that rewards students for perfect attendance and but gives little support for the young people who struggle each day to get to school and … Continue reading

October 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

What I didn’t learn in high school

For Marie Sosa, it seemed most classes at her big public high school in the Bay Area were too focused on memorization. It just didn’t feel like learning. But there … Continue reading

September 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Kern County youth weigh in on school district’s decision to allow guns on campus

Students didn’t have a say when Kern High School District board of trustees voted in June to allow people with approved concealed weapons permits to bring guns to campus. In … Continue reading

September 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

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