Fourteen-year-old Torin Hodgman decided to make a statement when Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visited their Michigan school: Hodgman wore a floor length transgender pride flag that was impossible to ignore, even for someone as mind-numbingly aloof as DeVos.
The youth vote has long been a desirable little political prize (which is why Republicans make really embarrassing ads that look like this), but motivating young voters to turn out in the midterms and vote for what is often a menu of bad options can be a challenge. This year, the teens leading the newest wave of gun…
The Labor Department wants to weaken decades of labor protections for young workers with a plan to let teens pull longer shifts in hazardous workplaces, complete with chainsaws, trash compactors, and other heavy machinery that can pulverize your arm into a meaty pulp.
It turns out that school dress code policies—which prohibit harmless black cultural signifiers and draw attention and shame to individual body parts—make school disproportionately difficult for black girls. Imagine that!
Across the country, as part of The Sex Ed Sit Out, parents pulled their kids out of school yesterday to protest “graphic, gender-bending sex education.” (As usual, the self-parody absolutely performs itself.) As the protest’s chief organizer, Elizabeth Johnston, told Breitbart, “A few of us moms were disgusted by the…
Thousands of students across the country participated in the #NationalSchoolWalkout on Friday, commemorating the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting and continuing the teen-led activism that has erupted in the wake of the Parkland shooting.
The Trump administration has reversed its position on Special Immigrant Juvenile status, which lets immigrants under the age of 21 who are abused or neglected by a parent get green cards. Now, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services seems to be treating many New York applicants who were over the age of 18…
Molly Ringwald wrote a fascinating essay for The New Yorker in which she revisits the old movies she worked on with late director/writer John Hughes. As a teenager, she was long considered his muse, but the two eventually grew to have a strained relationship.
Ahed Tamimi, a 17-year-old Palestinian girl who was arrested for hitting and kicking two Israeli police officers, accepted a plea deal in which she’ll serve eight months in prison.
The American Academy of Pediatrics endorsed new guidelines on Monday calling for universal screening for depression in teenagers.
More teenagers are identifying as trans and gender non-conforming than previously thought, according to new research.
A new study from the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University found that in an analysis of over 450 stories from teenage girls aged 12 to 18, over two-thirds of the participants reported being asked for nude photos.
In a terrifying case of life imitating art, two teenage girls made Pretty Little Liars-inspired threats at a Piqua, Ohio high school which led to rumors of a school shooting.
The parents of a Texas teenager who hanged himself are blaming a mysterious online game called the “Blue Whale Challenge,” which has been linked to suicides around the world with little evidence.
A 14-year-old girl plummeted 25 feet after falling off a ride at Six Flags amusement park in upstate New York. Thankfully, her injuries are minor, and as of Sunday morning she is in stable condition.
Konni Burton, a Texas Tea Party state senator, has proposed a bill that would lawfully require school employees to out queer students to their parents, regardless of the students’ wishes.
You likely remember Judy Blume paperbacks as well-worn treasures plucked from the middle school library, brightly colored, with a cover illustration of a teenage girl with ’70s hair and a bad sweater. And the character of Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret, definitely did not have an iPhone with which to summon her…
If, by chance, you seek an excuse to spend the rest of your Sunday evening watching Empire Records and The Craft back-to-back, know that your pal Rachel has got you. Robin Tunney (aka Debra and Sarah Bailey, respectively) turns 44 today. Why wouldn’t we want to celebrate?
In mid-January, protests erupted in Berlin after a 13-year-old German-Russian girl claimed that migrants of either Middle Eastern or North African origin had kidnapped and raped her. But now she admits that her allegations are false.