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My Own Stamp of Approval

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My first two years of high school, I felt on top of the world. I had a 4.0 GPA. I discovered my love for theater. I made a lot of friends. I was up late studying so I wasn’t sleeping much, but I didn’t mind that. I figured that was a side effect of attending […]

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Silent No Longer

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Names have been changed. Four years ago, my family spent Christmas with my aunt in Dallas. One afternoon, we walked into a boutique at the mall. Rows of trendy clothes caught my eye. “Let’s get you something nice,” my grandma said. I was excitedly picking through the shelves, talking to my grandmother in Spanish, when […]

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We Asked 8 New York City Teenagers: How do you feel about returning to school?

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It feels like the ones in power do not really care about us. New York City has the nation’s largest school system with approximately 1.1 million students. If we all go back, it is likely that interaction with our peers and strangers could cause many of us to contract the virus; cases are bound to […]

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TIPS FOR TEENS: Back on Track

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I do not love remote learning. When we were sent home in March, I began struggling with classes that I’d been doing fine in before. I did better when learning was more interactive. In addition, I get distracted by my phone—which they take away at school—and by worries about my family’s health and my mental […]

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