Stories from Teen
Straight Talk: Wishes for the world 2015
The hopes and dreams of today's youth plant seeds for a better future.
Teen Face: Santa Rosa soccer star’s goal is to help others
Maddie Batchelder, a junior at Santa Rosa High, is a regular volunteer with Special Olympics and a recent coach of their soccer tournament.
Straight Talk: Finding spirit in season of frenzy
A reader wonders if the once-sacred holidays hold any meaning at all for young people.
Teen Face: Youth believes Scouts prepared him well for adventure
Kelseyville teen has embarked on two-year religious mission to Paraguay.
Straight Talk: The pesky holiday problem of drunken parents
You can try to change family members’ behavior, but don’t despair if you are unsuccessful. Just know that your adult life will not look like that.
Teen Face: Analy's Julian O’Leary a high flier
The Sebastopol 4.0 senior is both a standout at school and in the skies.
Straight Talk: Help, I’m spending Christmas with my boyfriend –– and his teens
The perils of blending family holidays with dating partners.
Teen Face: Music, film help fill void from loss of mom
Santa Rosa High senior Zola Ruiz makes documentary films and hopes to complete a double major in college in history and film studies.
Straight Talk: Top gifts for young people
Get it right from the horse’s mouth: Socks are the absolute worst present for a teen.