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


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.

‘Friday Night Lights’: A True Story of the Big Myth

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As the Texas high-school football playoffs enter championship weekend, one ex-player provides a first-person portrait of Friday Night Lights.

I Want to Be an Astronaut


Carl Bosch wants his students to find the things they love and go after them.

A Teenage Boy’s Letter to His Older Brother Leaving Home

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Gabriel Goldstein sends off his older brother to military service with a moving portrait of their brotherly bond.



Nothing says “sorry” like a fist.

Gatsby as Stalker

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Pat Brothwell learns how a new generation interprets his literary favorite.

Do You Really Have an Influence On Your Kids?

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You may think you know the answer, but Mike Crider suggests the answer may not be as compelling as we think.

An Outsiders Look at High School Football Culture

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When Pat Brothwell moved out of northeastern Pennsylvania, he realized that Friday Night Lights is real.