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Becoming a Team Player
Running for student council taught me tact
author image When the writer runs for class vice president, she learns how to accomplish goals as a group, something she’d never done before. In the process she masters the art of compromise.

Last November, our teacher told us we were having a student government election. At first I wasn’t interested because I knew being an elected official takes a lot of work. But my friends... [more]

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Oppressed by My Dad - I Was A Cyberbully - My Safety Transfer Saga - Shame On You, Lady Gaga! PLUS: Our Interview With Schools Chancellor Farina
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Change is On the Way YCteen interviews new Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina about issues ranging from overcrowded schools to the reinstatement of art and music programs. [more]
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Secret of the System Paige is continually bullied by classmates, but teachers and school administrators ignore her complaints. Finally, she switches schools. [more]
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I Stood Up to My Macho Dad	Mitzi and her father only interact when he orders her around. Feeling depressed, she speaks to a social worker. [more]
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Is College for Me? In her senior year, Breanna realizes that she needs to get her grades up if she wants to get into college. [more]
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Occupy the Classroom Julieta's passionate Spanish teacher inspires her to learn about Latin America and stand up against injustice.
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A Caring Teacher Helped Me Conquer Physics Neha was failing physics until her teacher went the extra mile to make her believe she could succeed. [more]
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Cheater to Tutor The author’s friends convince him to help them cheat, but he eventually realizes that’s not who he wants to be. [more]
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Perfectionista Playing the piano is an escape from the pressure Linda puts on herself to be a perfect student. When her self-criticism affects her music, she realizes she needs to ease up. [more]
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Can MOOCs Benefit HS Seniors? Jalil explores whether taking a MOOC, a massive open online course, might give him an advantage over other college applicants. [more]
Defining Feminism Roberta used to think feminists were militant protestors that all hated men. Here, she discovers that’s not the case. She explores the definition, history, and comes to her own interpretation. [more]
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