Emory Youth Partnership Teens Speak Out about Leadership

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, General, Health and Wellness, Videos
Written By: Emory Public Health Youth Partnership Teens
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The room at Emory was full of excited teenagers from different schools around Atlanta. The workshop was about leadership and about developing leadership skills while highlighting what a leader truly is. The interaction and engagement from the teens stuck out to me the most during the workshop. They all seemed so enthused to be participating and quick to share their opinions.

From Eating Bugs to Building Robots, Comics Creator Blue Delliquanti Discusses Her Art

  |  Topic: Art, Entertainment, LGBTQ, Q & A
Written By: Sireesh Ramesh
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Blue Delliquanti is an illustrator perhaps most famous for her comic “O Human Star.” Her work has pushed the boundaries of comics, sharing the LGBTQ experience in her writing, and offering deep societal questions through her plots. She has gone on to be published in major anthologies and receive an Ignatz award nomination. Her latest […]

A Band Aid for a Larger Issue

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Girl Code, Guy Code, Opinion, School
Written By: Sarah Kallis, 16
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While it seem like an easy solution to the problem, my school’s new skort rule is actually a Band-Aid for a much larger issue: consent. I believe that while administration had the students’ best interests at heart, they missed the mark on identifying the deeper issue.

Q&A With a Muslim Teen: ‘It’s unimaginable feeling unwelcome in the country that I was born in.’

  |  Topic: Bullying, Girl Code, Identity, International, My Story, News, Politics, Q & A, Race/Ethnicity, Religion
Written By: Jhoanna Anderson
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“I have always planned on going to a college in the U.S., but people have suggested looking at schools in other countries because of the current political climate in the U.S.”

Securing the Check: How to Successfully Pay for College

  |  Topic: Advice, Grad Countdown, Opinion
Written By: Kaleb Anderson
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Just last year around this time I had kicked my feet up and was resting while my friends and fellow senior VOXers were full of anxiety, waiting for admission results from colleges. I had applied to more than 20 colleges/universities across the country — and for numerous scholarships. Everyone wondered why I was so calm and confident about the college application process, and my secret was preparation before senior year.

‘Weaving Destiny,’ An Essay about Hair

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Editor Picks, Girl Code, Identity, My Story, Race/Ethnicity
Written By: Tulani Reeves-Miller
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Preparing for my 10-hour commitment, I set my moisturizer, shea butter and laptop on the corner of the mahogany dining room table. As daylight faded into darkness, I sat, parting my freshly washed hair into square sections and attaching the synthetic hair to the roots of my natural hair like my late aunt Holly taught me.