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These Parents Made Their Shitty Teenage Son Stay In A Tent, Because Teenagers Can Be Monsters

Teenagers are horrible monsters we let survive out of sheer fear and a tiny slice of empathy. More »


High Schoolers In Vermont Are Wearing “Straight Pride” T-Shirts In Response To Transgender Bathroom Laws

A handul of students at Green Mountain Union High School in Vermont rallied together to protest a transgender bathroom policy at their school with “Straight Pride” T-shirts. Yes, you read that correctly. The world truly is a rolling dumpster fire.More »


Here Are Some Of The Things Teens Like In 2016

In case, as an adult, you want to be like a hip teenager. More »


In Defense Of Extracurriculars

When I was in high school, I was the president of my school’s Queer-Straight Alliance, the vice president of the Artistic Cooperation Society, and I occasionally attended the Socialist Club and the Feminist Club. I also had a part time job, working Sunday afternoons at an antique jewelry store, and in my senior year, IMore »


Are Young Female Athletes Eating Enough?

Today in never, ever, ever stop eating: Apparently there’s a syndrome called the female athlete triad that consists of a loss of bone density, irregular periods, and low energy, and it happens when female athletes aren’t eating enough. This plagues a lot of teenaged athletes in particular, for reasons having unsurprisingly to doMore »


Shocker, Goth Kids Are More Likely To Be Depressed

A new study revealed that kids who associate with the goth scene tend to be more depressed than average, and are more likely to engage in self-harm. The researchers said that the majority of goth kids aren’t at risk, but that it could be important to reach out to the minority who are.

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This Tumblr Celebrates Teenage Bedrooms On Screen

Do you remember your teenage bedroom? I do. It was the jam. First of all, the stucco walls were painted what my mother considered a “hideous” shade of pinkish-coral, but I thought it was perfect. My walls were plastered with rock posters (Pearl Jam, obvi) and snapshots of me and my besties, the bottom drawer… More »


The Soapbox: There Is No Justification For An Adult Raping A Minor

When I read an article (via Facebook) about a 23-year-old man being charged with the rape of a 12-year-old girl, after being caught by the child’s mother engaging in sexual acts in the back of his car, I knew it would be a mistake to scroll down to the comments section. I anticipated… More »


Justice Department Report Faults Ferguson Police For Racial Bias

The US Justice Department has issued a scathing report faulting Ferguson, MO police for racial bias. More »


This Mandatory (And Sexist) Sex Ed Workshop Is Why Society Is Moving Backwards

As a modern woman who values her reproductive rights and the education of sexual health, I’m ALL ABOUT today’s young folks taking sex ed classes— but not when they’re sexist, bigoted and alllll sorts of wrong.

A secondary school in Singapore, Hwa Chong Institution, held a mandatory sex education session recently sponsored by… More »


Alabama Teen Receives Death Threats For Posting Smiley Selfie At Auschwitz

Selfies strike again.

Breanna Mitchell, 18, of Roanake, Alabama, graduated from high school this year. In June, she celebrated this milestone by traveling to Europe with her grandmother and visiting Poland. Like many teens, Breanna documented her trip on social media. Sounds like a great story so far, right? The ugh moment is… More »


The Great Diary Project Is Preserving Hundreds Of Years’ Worth Of Angsty Teenagers’ Thoughts

Did you keep a diary as a teenager? Does the thought of reading it now make you want to cringe with embarrassment or would you jump at the change to gain some perspective on the course of your life so far?

Dr. Irving Finkel of London, a self-proclaimed diary rescuer, has it made… More »


It’s Time To Cry: Teen Takes His Great-Grandma To Prom

I want to think 19-year-old Austin Dennison, a church-going Eagle Scout who plays football, baseball, and basketball and performs in the school band, is a little goody-two-shoes. But I just can’t, because Austin is adorable. He called up his great-grandma “DD” — Delores Dennison — and asked her to be his prom date. Delores is… More »


Study: Teen Girls Fantasize About Sex As Much As Teen Boys

According to a small study of 800 Swedish teens, boys and girls fantasize about sex the same amount! The Journal Of Developmental And Behavioral Pediatrics study also found that teen boys were more likely to have watched porn (not too surprising) but that teen girls who watched porn were most likely to have had… More »


An Open Letter To The Young Women Gossiping On The Subway

Dear Young Women On My Subway Car Yesterday,

I remember high school, a small world in which everyone feels like a character in an epic drama.  A place where peers pass judgement and share hearsay as entertainment. Where few consider the appropriateness or repercussions of their conversations. Yesterday, the two of you stood… More »


Study: Being Popular Doesn’t Make Teens More Immune To Bullying

Sorry, teenagers, but new study of high schoolers has found that becoming more popular can actually increase the risk of being bullied. Researchers from Pennsylvanita State University and The University of California, Davis teamed up and interviewed 4,200 North Carolina high school students about their social lives. The team used the interviews to create something of… More »


Can Teenagers Predict The Future Of Technology?

Much to the eye-rolling chagrin of teens, it seems that most people have a tendency to overlook their youthful opinions. After all, they spend their days doodling on notebooks in study hall, don’t they? What could they possibly know about the “real world” or how to shape it?

As it turns out, a whole… More »


Single? #LookADouche Is Here To Tell You To “Shut Up” To Be Dateable

Yesterday at a Richardson High School assembly in Texas, students got some … interesting … relationship advice.  Motivational speaker Justin Lookadoo — now appropriately deemed #LookADouche by the students — shared questionable “tips” such as telling students that “dateable girls know how to shut up.”

I’m sure that went over wonderfully with fragile 14-year-olds’ More »


Vermont High School Cancels The Rest Of This Year’s School Dances Because Kids Were Grinding

Stowe High School in Stowe, Vermont, canceled its remaining three school dances this year to punish students for grinding at past dances. The three dances that got the kibosh included a Halloween dance, which was cancelled just days before it was supposed to happen. Prom, fortunately, has not been cancelled. However, Principal Jeff Maher told… More »


Teen Girl Commits Suicide After Her Parents Wouldn’t Let Her Log Onto Facebook

Teenagers are known for having … shall we say, dramatic … reactions to things they don’t like. But this story is beyond tragic: a 17-year-old girl in India committed suicide after her parents would not let her log onto Facebook. The college sophomore’s parents chided her for spending too much time online and talking on… More »


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