My First March for Life Rally Made Me Want to March a Lifetime

  |  Topic: Opinion, Personal
Marchers at the March for Life protest in Washington, D.C.

It was below freezing in Washington D.C the morning of The March for Life rally. My school, Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School, has a pro-life group called Mercy for Life, of which I am a member. As a Catholic school, one of the strong religious beliefs is being pro-life. Pro-life means one who […]

How Not to be a Problematic Customer in the Checkout Line: Seven Easy Guidelines

  |  Topic: Advice, Culture, General, Personal

I have seen a lot of crazy things happen while I’ve cashiered. As a cashier, you really can’t just say something bothers you, because, as the saying goes: “The customer is always right.” Right? Well, sure, but that doesn’t mean that they’re always angelic. So here is a list of some things that some cashiers […]

VOTE NOW: stART2end Art Contest from youthSPARK

  |  Topic: Art, Atlanta Teen Voices, Contests, Editor Picks, Personal

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 […]

Poetry Corner: Apocalypse

  |  Topic: Art, Personal, Poetry

Disperse my children For the birds of prey have finally come to hunt. I was idle in their absence. Unmotivated, yet paranoid as if the knowing were enough. As if I truly needed to be my own witness in a crowd of weeping eyes and tender, sickly smiles. The destruction I noticed mimicked the small, […]

Teens Face Grief Together at Kate’s Club

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Editor Picks, Love, Personal, Videos
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VOX is proud to share these voices of Kate’s Club teens during Grief Awareness Month and #BlueNovember. To bring the mic to teens at your Atlanta-area organization or school, contact Rachel@voxatl.org. People Hide Behind a Smile By Trinity Powers Everyone is different, but similar in their own way. There are some children that have no […]

VOX Investigates Reflections After a Day of Production, a Month of Reporting

  |  Topic: Editor Picks, Personal, VOX Investigates

The VOX Investigates fall semester team has been working diligently toward creating our special coverage of HIV and AIDS — including a print publication, to be released in December for World AIDS Day. Last Saturday, the team huddled into the VOX office despite the rainy weather to add finishing touches to all of the content. […]

Teens Prepare for Memory Walk to Face Grief Together

  |  Topic: Art, Atlanta Teen Voices, General, Identity, Personal, Videos
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Kate’s Club, a nonprofit supporting kids and teens who’ve experienced the death of a parent or sibling, asked VOX to bring the Mic to their Clubhouse. They wrote, drew and sang about living with grief. (To invite VOX to bring the mic to your organization, click here.) Untitled Song – Click here for the video […]

Is My Name Too Ethnic? How I Discovered What My Name Means

  |  Topic: Culture, Entertainment, General, Identity, Personal, Race/Ethnicity
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Raven- Symone’, former Disney actress turned talk show host, spoke about her discrimination against “ghetto” names on The View. After watching a video about the top 60 ghetto names to name your child, Raven stated: “I am very discriminatory to words like that [alluding to the names in the video]. I’m not about to hire […]

What Amber Rose’s Walk of No Shame Can Teach Teens

  |  Topic: Culture, Girl Code, Identity, Personal

Actress and model Amber Rose hosted a women’s empowerment walk through her foundation — The Amber Rose Foundation — specifically dealing with the issue of slut shaming. The empowerment walk, also known as “Walk of No Shame,” was to bring awareness to the word “slut” and the damage it can do and the connotation surrounding […]