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The Power of Journalism: ‘The Scoop’ Interns Express Passion for Writing

Many teenagers today join organizations to meet people with the same interests: sports, arts, or music. Despite the popular assemblies, some teens are enthralled with writing and the power of words. They believe that they could change the world by reporting issues in the news. In the island of Guam, The Scoop is an organization that consists of teen reporters who are interns for the Guam Daily Post. Ranging from entertaining to serious topics, the


The Revolution Will Be Instagrammed: How Two Teen Activists Are Changing The World With Their Posts

Let’s be real: the way we use Instagram today is far more influential than the way it was intended to be used. What started off as a yet another photo sharing application has now become a revolutionary method of communication. Instagram is our generation’s virtual megaphone—a phenomenal platform that allows each and every one of its 500 million daily active users to share, inform and debate trending topics. With Instagram, people like me, who like to keep


Too Much School and Not Enough Sleep Is Hurting Teenagers’ Brains

A recent New York Times article made a stir by asserting that teens today are more anxious than they’ve ever been in history. The article cited a statistic by the Higher Education Research Institute at U.C.L.A in which incoming freshmen were asked if they felt overwhelmed by work last year. In 1985, 18 percent of students felt overwhelmed by their work. In 2010, that number grew to 29 percent. In 2016, the number of students that

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Mental Health

5 Things Your Mental Health Needs

Recently, my mother created a list of five things I need do daily to manage my mental health. They are medicine, sleep, food, exercise and relaxation. I, and those whom I have shared this system with, have found it to be enormously helpful and I hope that you, too, are able to gain something from it. 1. Medicine Obviously, if you do not take medication, this does not apply to you. However, to the people

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Teenage Stress Levels Are Rapidly Increasing, It’s Time We Stop Ignoring the Effect Stress Has on Teens

The average High School teenager today has the same level of anxiety and stress as a 1950’s Psychiatric patient. Which, oddly enough, makes sense considering how many commitments, homework and exams teens now face; whether it’s upcoming SATs, GCSEs or A-Level exams, the amount of pressure placed on teenagers in school to do well is so exponential that it’s not only played a role in the depression rates increasing by 37% among teens in the

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4 Things Junior Year Taught Me

When you talk to most upperclassmen, they’ll tell you all about Junior year. Junior year is notorious for being one of the toughest years of high school. In my case, Junior year was one of the most stressful yet incredible years of high school. I learned so much in and out of the classroom, as well as made some incredible memories. It’s true that Junior year is tough, but it can also be very rewarding; it

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Teen Rapper, TyDaJedi, Embarks on His Greatest Odyssey

The name TyDaJedi may not mean much to you now, but wait a couple years and get back to me. This kid is going to be huge. Tyler Gaskins, commonly known on social media as TyDaJedi, is a teenage rapper from Miami, Florida whose main focuses right now include building his brand and working on his EP. Gaskins has been around music for about as long as he could remember. He’s been classically trained on

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Teen Shark Tank Competition on Long Island

On March 11, 2017, Molloy College held its pilot Shark Tank Competition for Teens on Long Island. I was fortunate enough to be a part of the Shark Tank competition and present before a well-respected and diverse panel of judges. Nine extremely successful individuals presented to us prior to the competition presentation. Each presenter spoke about their achievements, and the challenges they overcame to attain their credible and renowned success. Discussion of key components regarding

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Bullying: A Problem Face to Face and Online

Teens in the twenty-first century are constantly online, using social media and texting.  With all of this interaction over the internet, there is bound to be some mean or rude comments from time to time. Unfortunately, it can turn into something more; cyberbullying. “Bullying is no longer about the strong picking on the weak. Bullying has been replaced by a 24 hour per day, seven days a week online monster.” Many teens witness cyberbullying, and


Top 5 Best Upcoming 2017 Books

Last year was a really good year when it comes to books, with titles such as The Memory Book by Lara Avery, which, to me, was absolutely incredible, and 2017 should be no different. Unfortunately I can’t list all of the books I’m looking forward to reading this year, but here some of the best upcoming books: 1- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Sixteen-year-old Starr lives in two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she was

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