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Students: What’s on your mind? What are the conversations you’re having with your friends about school? Share your insights with us, and all of our readers. Submit potential opinion pieces to schoolbook@wnyc.org.

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Opinion: Teen Girls Changing the Face of Philanthropy

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

"The image of an old, wealthy man seated on a pile of his money has changed—now teenage girls can change the world." says a local teen activist.

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Student Mentors Should Not Be Overlooked

Monday, August 19, 2013

A recent graduate looks back at what made high school successful for her. She says it had a lot to do with the other students, and the way her school helped students help each other.

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World War II Through the Eyes of Student Historians

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A museum exhibit on World War II occupies a very natural habitat this summer: historic Governors Island. The photography and propaganda exhibit was entirely curated by students from the New York Historical Society's internship program.

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Mayoral Hopefuls Ditch Kids at Youth Debate

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Several youth groups organized a forum for the mayoral candidates that focused on issues of concern to young New Yorkers. Six out of 10 candidates showed up but not for long. After the second question, the panel had dwindled to two and students felt dissed.

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Exploring Points Where Science Meets Life and Death Reality

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WNYC

"I have watched several people die in emergency rooms, and at times, I’ve wondered if the outcome could have been different if some slight detail had changed." Personal experience led this New York City student to build a computer program that has earned him a spot at the nation's top science competition underway this week in Phoenix, AZ.

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Teens: Weed is Part of Life

Thursday, May 09, 2013

WNYC

Listen to a story from two teenagers who offer an inside look at the current culture of marijuana, and hear their takeaway on what parents should think about if they find a joint in their kid's bedroom.

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HS News Sites May Soon Publish Their Own Obits

Monday, May 06, 2013

WNYC

Student newspapers that publish online are losing their hosting site. The move has left some local journalism advisers at a loss.

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South Brooklyn HS Rivalry Takes the Mound

Monday, May 06, 2013

WNYC

Listen to a story that captures the sounds of spring, namely baseball, and the neighbors and brothers who compete on the field and "trash talk" between games.

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High School Athletes Open to 'Out' Teammates

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

WNYC

Teammates from the Norman Thomas High School baseball team reacted to news of the NBA's first openly gay athlete. "I believe a team is a family," said one player. "To each his own."

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STEM Makes Headlines in School Newspapers

Friday, April 05, 2013

WNYC

In our unscientific survey of school newspapers, we found students reporting on a huge range of issues, from robotics competitions to school health policies. Take a look at what the high school papers are saying.

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A.P. Courses Kill the Fun of Learning

Thursday, February 14, 2013

A student argues that the expansion of A.P. classes, and the pressure to take as many as possible, rewards a test-obsessed approach to education and keeps students from taking more intellectually stimulating classes.

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Student Chefs Cook for Top Prize

Monday, January 21, 2013

Nutrition taught through competitive cooking. A program run by Montefiore Hospital is teaching teens what it takes to cook and eat healthy food.

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Teens Say Online Shaming is a Familiar But Confusing Issue

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

A Radio Rookies story on sexual cyberbullying sparked a classroom discussion among students from the Academy for Young Writers who said they regularly encounter sexually explicit material online that involves their own classmates or friends.

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Radio Rookies Host Live Chat on Sexual Cyberbullying

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Radio Rookie Reporter Temitayo Fagbenle will host a live chat for for high school students about the problem of sexual cyberbullying - often of teen girls - on social media. Join the conversation.

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Students Donate Books to Rockaways School

Thursday, January 03, 2013

As schools displaced by flooding and storm damage return to their buildings, and the holiday volunteer buzz fades, communities hard hit by Sandy still face a long recovery. One student recently undertook a book drive to help an elementary school, and he collected over 400 books.

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Managing the Stress of Applying to College

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

In our series on the college application process, this high school senior shares how she found guidance from adults at her school and after-school programs who helped her tackle the process while juggling a full load of work and other commitments. Now she is waiting for those acceptance letters to roll in.

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Ready to Press "Submit" on Application

Thursday, December 13, 2012

In our occasional series on the college application process, from the perspective of high school seniors, we hear from a Brooklyn student who struggled with the process largely on her own but gained some satisfaction from the independence.

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College Process is Brand New for Some Seniors

Monday, December 10, 2012

Rainiel Baez moved to New York City from the Dominican Republic for his senior year of high school. In our ongoing series on the college application process, he shares this postcard on what it's like to navigate so many new things at once.

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Don't Succumb to Application Pressure

Sunday, December 09, 2012

In the next installment of a SchoolBook series on the college application process from the perspective of high school seniors, one applicant argues that colleges are doing themselves a disservice with the college essay. By asking 17- and 18-year olds to write about profound subjects, he says, colleges are inviting students to misrepresent themselves

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Timing is Key With College Applications

Thursday, December 06, 2012

In the first of an occasional series, SchoolBook features an interview with two high school seniors on the college application process. Hear how one chose the early action route and the other, well, she is scrambling to get her applications submitted in time.

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