How Media Really Affects Mental Health

  |  Topic: Health and Wellness, Media Analysis, VOX Media Cafe
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If you’ve been online in the past few months, you’ve seen countless discussions about The Netflix drama series “13 Reasons Why” and its portrayal of and effects on mental health. Our VOX Media Cafe team was inspired by these conversations. We decided to tackle the topic of mental health and the media, and how the […]

Teens, Police and the Criminal Justice System: How Ignorance Can Cause Incarceration

  |  Topic: Juvenile Justice, Opinion, Videos, VOX Media Cafe
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VOX Media Café reporters Demetrius, Maya, Rafi and Ryann wanted to know if Atlanta-area teens know how they are impacted by the criminal justice system and what their rights are when it comes to police interactions. Some of the answers may surprise you.

What We Can Learn From the Women of ‘Hamilton’

  |  Topic: Entertainment, Girl Code, Identity, Media Analysis, Music, Opinion, Reviews, Theatre

As “Hamilton: An American Musical” departs Atlanta after a record-breaking run at Fox Theatre, it’s important to pay close attention to the characters Angelica and Eliza Schuyler. The importance of women having a voice still rings true today.

How the Safe America Foundation Is Trying to Make America Safe Again

  |  Topic: Health and Wellness, Opinion, Politics, School

After the leader of Georgia Care Project heard I’d started a petition on change.org to bring more mental health awareness and counselors in schools, I was invited to this press conference to hear more about how some organizations are trying to make communities safer.

VOX Media Café: Singer-Songwriter Doria Roberts Shares Meaning Behind Songs

  |  Topic: Entertainment, Identity, Music, Politics, Race/Ethnicity, Videos, VOX Media Cafe
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On Tuesday, June 5, VOX Media Café was proud to host Atlanta-based singer-songwriter and activist Doria Roberts. After performing three original songs and revealing the personal meanings behind them, the teen journalists held a press conference to learn more.