“Why Shouldn’t I Be Able to Speak My Truth?” 8th Grader Who Refused Picture with Paul Ryan Defends Her Decision
"My generation is the future. I will be working and living in a society created by today’s decisions. So why shouldn’t I be able to speak my truth?"Read More
You're making the grown-ups uncomfortable.
A high school student invited Emma Stone to prom in an elaborate viral video. Why are so many people hoping she'd say yes to a date with a teenager?Read More
It's a whole new world for these teens navigating the rocky road of growing up while learning how to control their newfound powers.Read More
A lot has changed since I was in school, but it sounds like one big stressful aspect of a typical school day hasn't changed a bit, and that's the politics of the lunch table. This new app called "Sit With Us," invented by a 16-year-old girl, aims to change that.Read More
They have an impact not merely on their own worlds, but on the future of ours as well.
For almost as long as there have been superhero comics, there have been teenage superheroes. From Superboy to Ms. Marvel, superheroes in their teenage years are solid proof that you don't necessarily have to be an adult to be endowed with powers--or find yourself the unexpected recipient of superhuman abilities.Read More
Mortified, a podcast that features people reading their embarrassing teenage poetry, diary entries, and letters featured Chvrches singing "Laurel," a poem one Nat Miller wrote to his crush when he was 14.Read More
And can you blame them?
The Pew Research Center recently did a study that confirmed something all of us here already knew - teenage girls play video games. Not just "girly" mobile games like
Beast dad jokes and a teenage supervillain musical number
Now, I shamelessly love Sky High where we saw superhero teenagers being all teen-like, but when The Descendants started breaking out lyrics like "I'm rotten to the core" and "Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the baddest of them all" to a Disney-fied dubstep-esque lip-sync dance number I was very confused.Read More
We've posted the awesome cover work of Michelle Kwan before. Last time it was Guns 'N Roses, this time it's Metallica. I'll be over here, gently banging my head with a lighter held up...Read More
No, not Ami Mizuno!
It’s time to call these girls by name, and give them the respect they deserve. Write these down, tell your friends about them, and – better yet – tell the kids in your life about them, too. Give them someone (several someones!) to look up to, and give their science teachers a break from having to explain why learning chemistry, biology, and physics might be a handy thing to do.Read More
Oh My Stars and Garters
Don't do this. You'll die.
A 16-year-old boy hopped the fence at Mineta San Jose International Airport and jumped into the wheel well—where the landing gear is stored during flight—of a Hawaiian Airlines jet heading to Kahului Airport in Maui. He spent hours at high altitude, low temperatures, and thin air, but luckily he survived.Read More
Everyone is the worst.
You'd think that seeing a teenage girl get into actual real-world trouble for tweeting a vague and incredibly-racist terror threat to an airline would make other people want to stop doing that. Of course, that's a fallacy on your part. Teenagers are not people. They are monsters.Read More
Journal is a game with problems. I was on board with so many things about it — wandering through the pages in a notebook, the shadow puppet interludes, the mystery of a young girl whose beloved diary has gone blank. It’s a simple game, one that revolves around talking to other characters and piecing the story together. I’m normally all for adventure games of this sort, but I had trouble getting into this one. The wandering was too open-ended, leaving me sometimes at a loss for what I should do next. There were incongruous moments where a character would reference a past event, and my character had full knowledge of what they were talking about. Weren’t we supposed to be filling in the blanks together? Apparently not. The effect left me feeling distanced from the story. It wasn’t until the day after, when I started reflecting on the game, that it started to bother me. Really bother me. The more I thought about it, the more I didn’t want to write about it. I wanted to let this one lie. The nameless protagonist of Journal is a young girl, who I placed somewhere between eleven and fourteen. That’s an age range I do not like thinking about. And even though Journal’s girl was wrestling with things that I largely did not, the way she reacted to them left me feeling bruised.Read More
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Jesuit High Schooler Delivers Wet Willy on Live TV, May Be Suspended, Judged by an Angry God [Video]
It's a well-known fact that when you turn your camera on a teenager, they are going to do something stupid. It's pretty much a law of physics, really. Case in point: This student at St. Joseph's, a Jesuit prep school in Pennsylvania, knew he was on live television and, being any high school student anywhere in the history of time, just couldn't restrain himself from taking probably the one opportunity he will ever get to give the dude in front of him a dreaded "wet willy" before an audience of millions. We know that feel, bro. Thankfully, someone captured this moment of brilliance to share with the Internet at large, and we're delighted to bring it to you below.Read More
The untamed wilderness of the Internet is still something that people across the globe tend to find suspicious. There could be anything out there, after all, and we need to protect the children. That's how the argument typically goes, anyway, when calls for censorship crop up. That's what appears to be the case in South Korea, as the nation's reportedly planning on installing filters on the smartphones of teenagers in order to block unsavory material like pornography.Read More
Sometimes riots happen. Sometimes Swedish teenagers send sexy pictures to each other. Sometimes riots happen because Swedish teenagers send sexy pictures to each other. That's what happened when a group teenagers swarmed the school of a girl accused of posting sexy pictures on Instagram. The riot also spilled over to a local mall, scaring unwitting holiday shoppers. Rioting teenagers in a mall is exactly what old people at malls are afraid of.Read More