Actress Emma Watson, known for her role as Hermione in the Harry Potter movies, told the United Nations this week that she is unabashedly a feminist. Even though the word, she said, has become associated with being too aggressive and even unattractive.
Before virtual reality can be “the next big thing” engineers and researchers have to defeat an old nemesis: motion sickness.
Shortly after I emancipated from foster care, I lost my MediCal. For the past two years, I’ve paid my medical expenses out of pocket. But I didn’t actually need to.
Most teens can’t remember a time without smartphones. But I can, because I just got my first phone last week, a red Nexus 5. Now that I have one, I still can’t see what all the hype is about.
A study published this month in The Journal of Neuroscience looks at free music programs aimed at at-risk kids, and finds that studying music improves performance in the human brain. Youth Radio’s Scott Lau went through a similar program, and is now a freshman at USC studying music business and the cello. Lau contributed his story about how playing the cello has changed him.
Tamajiea Videau is 16 years old, just halfway through high school, and already she can picture her future career.
When I was a freshman, I had to take and pass a health / sex-ed class. But that requirement was cut two years ago because of funding constraints. Now, the lack of sexual health knowledge is clear on my campus.
If there is one group of students with the most to gain from staying in school, it is those minors transitioning out of the juvenile justice system. Yet of the roughly 42,000 youth who attend California’s juvenile court schools each year, only 20 percent successfully reenroll within 30 days of their release from the system.
Xanax is a popular drug on my campus. It’s meant to reduce activity of the central nervous system and medicate anxiety. But it’s often taken recreationally.