Temitayo Fagbenle is an 18-year-old Rookie Reporter of Nigerian descent. She attends high school in Manhattan and will graduate in January 2014. In college Temi plans to major in Chillness with a minor in Social Justice. She's blunt, hilarious, and very poker-faced most of the time, but when excited she's known to make baby dinosaur noises. Temi dislikes phonies, though is willing to admit the very one who popularized the term is, in fact, a phony himself.
Temitayo Fagbenle appears in the following:
Monday, January 19, 2015
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Biology makes teenagers want to stay up later, but school means they've got to be up early.
Friday, August 16, 2013
In 2011, the New York Police Department made more than 120,000 stops of black and Latino kids between the ages of 14 and 18.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Thursday, May 09, 2013
May 9, 2013 —
As 17-year-old Radio Rookie Temitayo Fagbenle puts it, "Once you reach high school, weed is a part of your life." Even if you don't smoke, marijuana is at parties, the corners and parks near schools, and sometimes in school stairwells.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
According to a group of New York City teenagers, sexually explicit content involving their classmates is a regular occurrence in their social media lives and mostly, they said, they ignored it and kept on scrolling. But they acknowledged that they could do more to limit the bullying and “slut shaming” they see.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
A two-part conversation on April 4th, 2013, for NYC teenagers about the realities of sexual cyberbullying and what can be done about it.
* Online live chat here on our website during the school day from 1PM-2PM EST
* Teen town hall event after school at WNYC’s Greene Space from 4PM-6PM EST
Thursday, January 31, 2013
We decided to check in with Rookie Graduates in different communities to ask them how they feel about guns. They rated how easy it is to get a gun in their neighborhood on a scale of 1 to 10 [1 being very easy, 10 being very hard].
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Friday, December 28, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Radio Rookies hosted an in-class live chat to coincide with a new story about sexual cyberbullying. Rookie Reporter Temitayo Fagbenle hosted a facilitated online conversation for high school students to discuss the issues her story brings to light.
Saturday, September 01, 2012
Two Radio Rookie reporters got a chance to sit down with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly to discuss the tactics of his police force and its impact in the community.