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Writing Contest Winners Winter 2021-22

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Four times a year, we ask our readers to write about the impact recent stories have had on teens around the country.  In Winter 2021-22, we had a range of responses from writers connecting to stories about comparing trauma, race, and activism. Congratulations to our winners and be sure to apply for our next contest for […]

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Reading the Tea Pages

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I first heard about the murder of George Floyd when my sister forwarded a news article via our family group chat. Over the next few days, I read as much as I could about the many acts of social activism taking place around the world in response to Mr. Floyd’s death.   But I also saw people making jokes about his […]

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I Was Assaulted and Two Policemen Helped Me

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One spring day in 9th grade, I was walking home after school, mostly looking down at the sidewalk, longing to throw myself into bed after a long day. I had only gotten about a block away from school when seemingly out of nowhere, I was confronted by two girls, their faces full of anger. I […]

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Am I an Activist to Make Change or to Look Cool on Social Media?

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The air felt thick, and the masks weren’t helping. Sweat dripped down my back and soaked my sweatshirt. I was jostled forward by those behind me as the crowd started moving. A man holding a sophisticated looking camera equipped with antenna and sensors was filming a group of people next to me. Even before I […]

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