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Straight Talk: Should teens be allowed to lock their bedroom door?

Sisters with new stepfather want security of a locked bedroom door.

Straight Talk: Promoting a healthy relationship with food

Parents can counter barrage of photo-shopped perfection and junk food by focusing on healthy choices for their kids not on their appearance.

Teen Essay: Being a weird bug girl never really leaves you

Senior at Casa Grande High School tells how tarantula was a comforting, peaceful presence.

Teen Face: Petaluma rower ‘firing on all cylinders’

Samantha Lamos hoped for a great experience last summer when she was selected as one of 33 high school women to train at a national rowing camp in Connecticut. Then things got even better.

Straight Talk: Good cop, bad cop debate divides friends

Panel looks at importance of conversation regarding police tactics across nation

Teen Face: Passion for marine life inspires activism

Montgomery High senior asks Santa Rosa official to finance a specially designed metal collection box, or “bait tank,” for discarded cigarette butts.

Straight Talk: Looking forward

Millennial generation shares challenges for 2015

Teen Face: Cutting his political teeth at El Molino

First-generation Indian-American has gained a reputation at Forestville high school for ensuring that students’ viewpoints are heard.

Teen Face: Senior leaves lasting mark on school with anti-bullying campaign

Petaluma High School officials are praising the work of a high school senior who this year launched the school’s most ambitious anti-bullying campaign.

Teen Essay: A daughter who couldn’t ask for anything better

I am the daughter of a skateboarder and a photographer, a guitarist and a backpacker, a college dropout and a high school dropout, and I could not ask for anything better.

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