Hear What Black Boys Think About Dating Violence

  |  Topic: Editor Picks, Guy Code, Identity, Race/Ethnicity, Relationships, Teen Dating Violence, VOX Investigates
Written By: Jason Crichton
Jason interviewed several young men at PADV's Teen Summit to share their perspectives and experiences regarding dating violence.

Partnership Against Domestic Violence is an organization based in Atlanta that educates young people about healthy relationships. They held a summit in March for Atlanta’s youth to talk about dating violence. I got to chat with some teenage boys — who happen to be black – about what they learned and hope to learn. Click […]

Mentors: A Video Article

  |  Topic: Career, Editor Picks, Grad Countdown, My Story, Videos
Written By: Matt Kee
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I’ve always been a fan of how Casey Neistat styles his older videos, similar to Wes Anderson’s aesthetically clean introductions. So, I decided to challenge myself by attempting to replicate the style on my shadow day article. With over forty props, I managed to record the footage in the first take. So without further ado, enjoy the video article, “Mentors.”

Is Pride School Atlanta the Best Investment for Your Child?

  |  Topic: Editor Picks, Education, Identity, LGBTQ, School, Senior Picks 2016
Written By: Kaleb Anderson, 17, B.E.S.T. Academy
Atlanta Pride School aims to unite students from various backgrounds in an attempt to combat bullying, but has drawn mixed reaction from residents.

Christian Zsilavetz, co-founder of Pride School Atlanta and transgender male, feels as though LGBT identifying and gender nonconforming kids should be in a school environment where students are able to “be, learn, and grow.” Pride School Atlanta is a K-12, private school geared toward students and educators who want a safe and encouraging education academically and socially. This sounds like heaven for any student no matter how they sexually identify, but in the court of public opinion the school has received national coverage and criticism.

Bernie Sanders Gains Large Support from Millennials & Teens

  |  Topic: Editor Picks, Politics
Written By: Miranda Mullins, 16, Duluth High School
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Bernie Sanders is possibly the most liberal Democrat to appear on voters’ ballots, much to the pleasure of younger voters in America. Sanders’ extremely liberal views on health care, women’s rights, and marijuana legalization are appealing to youth, even those who may not regularly follow politics, making him a standout among his presidential candidates. A […]

VOX Investigates Dating Violence and Healthy Relationships

  |  Topic: Editor Picks, Health and Wellness, Relationships, Teen Dating Violence, Videos, VOX Investigates
Written By: VOX Investigates Teens
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In 2013, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that Georgia ranks 3rd in the nation for the highest amount of teen-reported cases of physical abuse in a relationship. The issue of teen dating violence is incredibly prevalent among Atlanta youth, and it is an issue the VOX Investigates spring team is ready to […]

VOTE NOW: stART2end Art Contest from youthSPARK

  |  Topic: Art, Atlanta Teen Voices, Contests, Editor Picks, Personal
Written By: In partnership with youthSPARK
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In the past few years alone, Georgia has identified hundreds of victims of child sex trafficking and many youth who are vulnerable to exploitation and abuse. While victim services and legislative awareness continues to grow, there is a critical voice missing from the public dialogue—the voice of youth. youthSpark has seen a dramatic increase in […]

RIP To Stigma on HIV Within the Transgender Youth Community

  |  Topic: Editor Picks, Health and Wellness, Identity, VOX Investigates
Written By: Sharah Hutson, 18, is a senior at Mays High School who is an Edvard Munch enthusiast.
Teens at Just Us ATL.

Despite living in a more progressive time period, conversations tend to be burdened by a mandate of silence when it comes to talking about how HIV or AIDS impacts the transgender community. According to GLAAD, a nonprofit supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, aseuxal/aromantic community, the term transgender is defined as “an umbrella term […]

Hollywood Magic: Celebs Can Help Spread the Message to Get Tested

  |  Topic: Editor Picks, Entertainment, Health and Wellness, Senior Picks 2016, VOX Investigates
Written By: Jada Jackson, 16, North Atlanta High School
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Keep reading for this compelling opinion piece by Jada. More than 1.1 million people in the US are living with HIV. About 30 million people have died from HIV & AIDS-related causes since its discovery in 1981. Roughly 1.7 million died of HIV & AIDS in 2011 alone. Out of all those people who have […]