Stories from Teen
College-bound Sebastopol teen steps outside comfort zone
Jocylene Santibañez, who is bound for Gettysberg College, attributes a lot of her personal growth to a program called Summer Search that she was chosen for in her sophomore year of high school.
Environmental issues spur Lake County teen into politics
An avid kayaker, Jack Shrive, 16, is interested in reducing the number of older, polluting boat engines that propel vessels across Clear Lake.
Teen Essay: Better to learn foreign languages young
Mendocino student shares why it would be more beneficial to learn a foreign language in grammar school instead of in the later school years.
Straight Talk: Stepmom seeks help from kids’ hostility
Abusive behavior is bad for everyone; it’s time to schedule a family meeting.
Teen Essay: Why people should exercise their right to vote
Are you ever unhappy with the way the world is going? Many people complain but do not do anything to change it.
Teen Face: Log on to social media and help advance society
After recently missing a few days of school because of being sick, I was behind on all my classwork and homework.
El Molino senior following a different path to success
Anika Gillespie-Jones enrolled in the Forestville school’s independent study program at the SRJC, and will attend Chico University in the fall.
Teen essay: A chance for all of us to help fight hunger
Sonoma County Junior Commission on Human Rights hosting 24-Hour Fight to End Food Insecurity and bring awareness to the issue of food instability.
Straight Talk: Is 18 too young for marriage?
A reader wants to get married to her boyfriend, but her mother thinks it's too soon. What do you think?