The Conversation

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What begins as a simple nostalgic conversation turns into a much deeper emotional reconnection in RG Evans’s poem of male friendship.

How to Be Openly Gay and in School – High School

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High school can be hard for anyone. Darianna Jones has some advice to make it easier for kids who are out in school.

How to Re-Engage Young Men in High School and Life

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Craig McClay encourages us to support young men staying in high school by helping them with tools for life.

A Parent’s Guide to Helping Teens Prepare for College, Work and Life

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5 easy but necessary tips to help parents prepare teens for roommates, careers and life

An Unsuccessful Attempt to Be a Considerate Lover

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Bob Marrow remembers a time when he thought he was reading the signals perfectly. Not quite.

When Reunions Work

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Ken Goldstein found — much to his surprise — that he had a blast at his recent college reunion. Here’s why.

Punishing Creativity

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Our education culture suffers from a desire to standardize and censor.

What Can You Say Today That Someone Might Remember 35 Years From Now?

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The words were simple: “I’m sorry to hear about your father.” But for a young girl, they had an impact that spanned decades.

This Is What Happens When Grown Men Fail To Support Teens

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How a teen lost himself in the absence of support from the men in his life.

High Schoolers’ Promposals Are Nauseatingly Adorable

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There’s a new trend flooding teenage Instagram feeds all over the internet—they’re called “promposals” and they’re something to behold.

Me and a Bag of Chips

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Jacob Rostovsky recalls a moment when doing something totally ordinary could have had completely unintended consequences.

Young Men Want to Matter- Here’s How

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Handshakes can change the world.

Will the Class of 2014 Be Ready for Life’s Challenges?

Will Class 2014 Be Ready

Rob Plascencia wonders if he and his graduating class is ready for what comes next in life.

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Zero Tolerance in Education

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I shudder to think of all the instances of out-of-control teenage anger that nearly killed another, when those same angry kids never really intended to seriously hurt anyone in the first place.

Geeks Vs. Jocks

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Alyssa Royse has been thinking about the geeks vs. jocks conflict in high school, and how it may shape the way our men grow up.

My Addiction to Fiction

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17-year-old Ernesto Ponce had never enjoyed reading until the semester he was forced to spend an hour a day actually reading whatever he wanted.