Atlanta Teen Tendal Mann Stars in ‘Bullied To Death’

  |  Topic: Entertainment, LGBTQ, Movies, Videos
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“The film is about a kid named Jamie who committed suicide after being bullied a lot for being openly bisexual,” Tendal Mann explains. “The film tries to tackle the issue of bullying people, especially if they’re gay but really just bullying in general.” See it at “Out on Film” film festival this fall.

A Talk with a First-Generation Valedictorian

  |  Topic: Education, Family, Grad Countdown, School

Riven Mendoza, 17-year-old valedictorian of the Class of 2017 at Creekside High School, is a first-generation citizen whose parents immigrated from Mexico Riven sat down with VOX to discuss the realities of being a first-generation citizen and a Mexican valedictorian at a predominately black school.

A Year in Japan: My Study Abroad Experience

  |  Topic: Culture, Education, Grad Countdown, International, Travel

Even though studying abroad can seem out of reach, giving yourself the chance to experience a new culture allows you to understand your own from an outside perspective, develop unforgettable friendships, and overcome apprehension toward financial constraints. I ultimately decided to go for it.

I Am Racist and So Are You

  |  Topic: Culture, Editor Picks, Identity, Personal, Race/Ethnicity, VOX Investigates
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When I learned that I would be attending a college where 75.9 percent of the student body is composed of white people, I immediately found myself anxious about whether my blackness would be accepted. I shaved off my hair, telling people “I just want a new start.” But I really did it because I did not want to face the awkward looks in the dorm’s bathroom.