After a year of searching and saving, I still can’t afford to move out.
I thought it would be a shortcut to happiness — until I experienced the side effects.
Until recently, the vast majority of my knowledge about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. came from my school teachers. Since first grade, I’ve learned about Dr. King through many lenses: as a great speaker, as a Baptist minister, as a nonviolent civil rights advocate. But with all due respect to my teachers, they left something big out of the picture.
Do teens today identify with political parties, or are they redefining political action? What does being politically active mean to you? #DoNowPolitics
Some people are calling 2016 the ‘most important election of our lifetimes’, and it’s easy to see why. Technology is providing venues for new voices to have their say on issues that will have a global impact; the emotions of both the right and the left run high as the country prepares to decide what direction its leadership will take; all while more and more social-media-savvy millennials are reaching voting age.
Growing up, my understanding of politics could be summed up in two words: Republican and Democrat.
Growing up, my understanding of politics can be summed up in two words: Republican and Democrat. But now that I’m 18, I don’t identify with any political party. My own political involvement mostly happens in front of a computer screen.
Youth Radio’s Desmond Meagley explores what contributes to teen suicide, and how firearms can affect the chances of suicidal thoughts becoming reality.
When I was younger, there was no problem that a hot meal and a long chat with my parents couldn’t solve. Problem is, now I can’t seem to get their attention.