Stories from Teen

Straight talk: Cutting, burning, self-harm a cry for help

If you are hurting yourself, tell someone, whether it’s a parent, sibling, friend or other adult.

Teen Face: Sharp dresser with a passion for science, technology

Piner High senior Brandon Zavala likes to share his love of favorite subjects with elementary school students.

Straight Talk: Brother dislikes chauffeuring older sister

Getting a driver’s license today isn't the rite of passage it once was.

Straight Talk: Facing grim reality of child sex abuse

More and more teens refusing to be silenced by sex offenders.

Teen Face: Penngrove teen has passion for life

After a childhood medical reaction left her in a two week coma, a Tomales High School senior treats every day as if it were her last.

Teen Life: Nature lover bent on spreading the word

Maria Carrillo senior, runner, violinist helped develop recycling program at high school.

Straight Talk: The thigh gap, the latest body-image obsession

Girls should strive to be healthy, not starve themselves to be skinny.

Straight Talk: Good kid, bad kid — a wake-up call for parents

Teen asks why all the money, compassion and sympathy goes to the drug abusers while those doing the right thing get nothing.

Teen Face: Birding is Santa Rosa teen's calling

Santa Rosa High School senior Mario Balitbit loves birds and art and hopes to combine the two into a career as an illustrator for field guides.

Teen Face: Trejo has 2-year head start on peers

Vanesa Trejo graduated high school, community college on same day, now heading to San Francisco State for marketing degree.

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