high school

LGBTQ
LGBTQ

The Gay-Straight Alliance Helped Me as Much as It Could

My school's GSA was my first LGBTQ community, even if it didn't represent my identity in full.
Diana Tourjée
6.29.18
Gender
Gender

A Letter to Teenage Boys, From Someone Who Used to Be One

Author and performer Jacob Tobia opens up about how growing up as a boy felt like being forced to sacrifice your softness and femininity.
Jacob Tobia
4.2.18
gun violence
gun violence

What Are Your Rights When You're Walking Out of School in Protest?

If you think you've been punished more harshly than you'd be for any other absence, call the ACLU!!
Kimberly Lawson
2.27.18
Jodie Landon
Jodie Landon

Seeing Myself and Other Suburban Black Girls in Jodie Landon

As the only black female character on "Daria," Jodie offered both a glance in the mirror and a glimpse of my future.
Britt Julious
2.6.18
Juno
Juno

'Juno' Made Me Feel Less Alone After I Got Pregnant as a Teenager

In the era before MTV's "Teen Mom" franchise, there were few if any humanizing portraits of pregnant teens on screen. Ten years after its release, "Juno" is still one of the most important movies about teen pregnancy.
Sian Ferguson
12.5.17
sexual assault
sexual assault

Teen Victims Beg School Board Not to Let Sex Offender Back in School

A 16-year-old served a 45-day detention in a juvenile facility after taking a plea deal for allegedly assaulting three young girls in Brighton Township, Michigan. Now he may return to school as early as next week.
Kimberly Lawson
11.29.17
Sex Ed
Sex Ed

Teachers Forced to Report All Teens Having Sex in Oregon School District

The Salem-Keizer school district in Oregon mandates that all school employees report students to law enforcement or state officials if they find out they’re sexually active. Some students are petitioning to change the rule.
Kimberly Lawson
11.2.17
teens
teens

How to Teach Teenage Boys to Actually Respect Women

"There's a lot to be gained by talking to men about their behavior."
Roos Wiegerinck
9.22.17
sports
sports

Video Surfaces of Cheerleader Screaming 'Please Stop' While Forced to Do Splits

Several anonymous videos sent to local media have prompted public outrage and a police investigation over alleged treatment of high school cheerleaders in Denver.
Kimberly Lawson
8.24.17
assault
assault

Hundreds of High School Students Groped During Illegal Drug Search, Suit Alleges

Nine hundred students at a Georgia high school were allegedly invasively searched without a warrant or probably cause in a four-hour, school-wide sweep for drugs.
Kimberly Lawson
6.5.17
sexual assault
sexual assault

New Report Exposes How Schools Dismiss Rape as 'Hazing' or 'Bullying'

In an expansive investigation on student sexual assault, the Associated Press discovered about 17,000 official reports of sexual violence by students in grades K-12 over a recent four-year period.
Kimberly Lawson
5.8.17
teen week,
teen week,

What You Were Like in High School, According to Astrology

"Edward Cullen is over," said a Sagittarius in 2009, probably.
Leila Ettachfini
4.27.17