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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.

Straight Talk: Thanksgiving and family

Holiday offers an opportunity for intergenerational bonding and support.

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