Stories from Teen
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.
Teen Face: Volunteer finds a job with Boys & Girls Club
As a Boys & Girls Club program coordinator, Maria Villagomez takes charge of about 26 first-graders after their regular school day ends.
Straight Talk: Thank you for not smoking
Cash incentives to graduates for not smoking can save big money.
Teen Face: Maria Carrillo senior has passion for making things work
Evan Drake, a 17-year-old track and cross country runner, is also a founding member and president of the school’s Make Club.
Teen Face: Sonoma Academy junior shoots for charity
Teen photographs people at charity events around Sonoma County in which most of profits go to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Straight Talk: Anatomy of the high school party scene
There are some innocent parties, but most have alcohol, weed, and sometimes cocaine, Ecstasy, Molly and roofies.
Teen essay: Living with narcolepsy and cataplexy
Teen tries hard to keep condition from defining who he is, but his life has changed dramatically since diagnosis.