My 4.0 Fell Off the Face of the Earth

  |  Topic: Education, General, Grad Countdown, Personal, School, VOX Teen Archive
Written By: Thalia Butts
VOX Archive

As my sophomore year comes to a close, I reflect on the past few months with a slightly sour taste. Sophomore year was a particularly difficult year for me, and the fact that I’m not exactly sure why bamboozles me. Historically, my strategy of heavy procrastination, intense cramming, strong determination and strong friendships has allowed […]

Horoscopes: Spring 2015

  |  Topic: Horoscopes, VOX Teen Archive
Written By: Manuel Portillo

Let the stars be your guide! Taurus April 20 – May 20 Your past has been full of misses. This time around, make the “I want” in your life become “I have.” Gemini May 21 – June 20 Take a deep breath, relax your shoulders, and your mind and body will pair together making something […]

Will Grayson, Will Grayson

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Books, General, Reviews, VOX Teen Archive
Written By: Lydia Mathis
VOX Archive

A review of the book by John Green and David Levithan Will Grayson has just been ditched by his friends and finds himself at a little store called Frenchy’s. While looking for something to bring back to his friends to show what an amazing night he had without them, he runs into … Will Grayson? […]

This Pain, It Hurts

  |  Topic: General, Poetry, VOX Teen Archive
Written By: Dallas Gordon

VOX Poetry Sometimes the pain you hold is worse than the pain you’re experiencing Both hurt … But holding it in, you have a chance to experience even more hurting. Trying to analyze How it happened What should’ve happened Why did it happen But then realizing … You remember that pain is still hurting and […]

Womb Doom

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, General, Poetry
Written By: Shva Star
VOX Archive

VOX Poetry As soon as we come out of the womb We are born into a world of doom of responsibility and blame no freedom and no voice not ever given a choice expected to mumble and mumble to deserve nothing and be forever humble to carry the burden up a mountain and not tumble […]

Growing

  |  Topic: General, Poetry
Written By: Alexes Harris
VOX Archive

VOX Poetry The reason why she is the way she is, can’t seem to find complete closure. She keeps making the same mistakes over and over. She stands strong like a soldier, not letting anyone in her heart. She shows no emotion. You’d never know she’s hurting. You would never know how she felt. You […]

Greatest Generation? Teens at Hapeville Charter Academy Weigh In

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Culture, Editor Picks, I heart ATL, Identity, Personal
Written By: Hapeville Charter Academy YWCA teens

I don’t strive to be different, I just strive to be me. And trust me, when you block all the haters, you won’t have to spend the rest of your life looking for yourself. When you’ve been with yourself since birth, the first time you took a breath, you just have to remember all the things you love, not just the things people love you for.

Share the Mic: Cross Keys High Teens Speak Out

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Culture, Editor Picks, General, I heart ATL, Identity, Personal
Written By: Cross Keys High School with the Latin American Association
One Mic

I advise teens to please immediately talk to an adult. To not keep it in. I built my walls up. I painted those walls with smiley faces. I don’t want other teens to go through what happened to me. I want teens to know that you aren’t alone.

Civil and Human Rights Fellows Tackle Generational Differences

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Culture, Editor Picks, General, I heart ATL, Identity, Personal
Written By: National Center for Civil & Human Rights Youth Activism Fellows
One Mic

But Why Should I? Because if you don’t, then who will? Because this is a war and the casualties are high. This is a battle and everyday people die against against an enemy who is hard to beat but we cannot accept defeat.

GUIDE and Gwinnett County Parks and Rec Teens Share the Mic

  |  Topic: Atlanta Teen Voices, Culture, Editor Picks, General, Poetry
Written By: GUIDE & Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation
One Mic

I feel like teenagers today all have good intentions to make a difference in their community, but sometimes teens can distracted. As a community, adults and other teens, our mission is to help those who have fallen off their path of success and get them back on the road of greatness and accomplishments.