First-hand experiences and true stories from young people all over the world.
- A Wiccan Explains Her WitchcraftToday, there could be as many as 1.5 million Americans who practice Wicca, a modern Pagan religion also called Pagan Witchcraft, according to Newsweek. Much of the United States assumes Wicca is a bunch of hocus-pocus, but Nina Neilson, 19, highlights how Wicca represents the relationship between the individual and the universe.
- Patterns in Gen Z Voting—From a Gen Z PerspectiveWhat does Gen Z value? Are we different or similar to previous generations? What issues are most important to us?
- I’m starting college during a pandemic. Weirdly, I miss strangers most.Photo of Isabel Funk. Isabel Funk; Mercer Island, WA— My last day of school was March 12. I got up at the same time I always did. I drove toContinue reading “I’m starting college during a pandemic. Weirdly, I miss strangers most.”
- The voice of Gen Z:“Veni, vidi, vici,” I came, I saw, I conqueredPhoto from Patrick Nunn, Wikimedia Cindy Huang; Beijing, China— Gen Z, composed of a group of the world’s youngest little giants, makes up over a third of Earth’s population. ExposedContinue reading “The voice of Gen Z:“Veni, vidi, vici,” I came, I saw, I conquered”
- Not so nice jeansDrawing by Julia Pastreich Julia Pastreich; Washington, DC— The final blue button poked its head through the hole in the front of my shirt. I pinched my fingers together andContinue reading “Not so nice jeans”
- Finding community in the COVID climateAmalie Zinn, co-founder of “Interfaith Online;” Maryland— In March, I packed up a few suitcases and caught a flight from Wisconsin to DC for an extended spring break due toContinue reading “Finding community in the COVID climate”
- Homemade education: intergenerational stigmas on homeschoolMichaela Wang— My hands struggle through the thick cornstarch and water mixture, glop sticking to my hair and the tabletop underneath. Solid blends with liquid, stabilizing and destabilizing as myContinue reading “Homemade education: intergenerational stigmas on homeschool”
- How getting informed has changed my worldEmmet Jamieson; Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania— I’ve been writing news articles for over two years now. I wrote for my high school paper as a junior and senior, contributed articles to myContinue reading “How getting informed has changed my world”
- Becoming a political minority at my Catholic high schoolFarrah Anderson; Danville, IL— Fiscally conservative and socially liberal: a popular phrase coined among moderates across the country. If you would have asked me how I identified politically during myContinue reading “Becoming a political minority at my Catholic high school”