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Stories from Teen

Straight talk: Girls sports a hotbed for gay shaming

Sisters who love playing basketball consider quitting team because others assume they are gay.

Teen Essay: Teaching for all learning styles to ensure all students succeed

If teachers embraced auditory, visual and kinesthetic methods, class would be much more engaging for students, particularly those with high energy.

Straight Talk: Mom hates new stepmom, wants kids to hate her too

Mom’s insecurity puts kids in the middle after Dad leaves her

Teen Essay: For those who never gave up wanting a pony

Rescue horses are often overlooked by people interested in buying a horse, but there are usually many available to adopt for a reasonable price.

Straight Talk: ‘50 Shades’ of Sick

A movie that tries to make sexual abuse sexy is a movie to be missed and dissed.

Teen Essay: Music can make you wiggle your foot or alter your life

When I was younger, my favorite band was Blink-182. “What’s My Age Again?” was the theme song of my awkward transition into teenage-hood and its punk rock aesthetic symbolized my 12-year-old self rebelling.

Straight Talk: Secretive behavior worries mom

Locked bedroom door and hushed tones conjures thoughts of drug use by teen sisters.

Teen Face: El Molino senior is a graceful dancer who ‘thrives on challenge’

Brianna Frazer found her passion at 3 years old when she began taking ballet lessons.

Straight Talk: Stereotyping needs to stop

Teens address the stereotypical comments or reactions they've received that contrast with their personal reality.

Teen Face: Santa Rosa High climber’s upward ascent

Justin Hall recently placed four in his age group at a national climbing competition in Wisconsin, winning a spot on the U.S.A. Junior National Team headed for Italy and the world competition this fall.

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