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But we can prevent the world from going down with us.

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The youth vote helped Democrats win the White House. Can it deliver the Senate too?

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Don’t ask us to be ‘horny for tha polls.’ The world is literally burning.

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Great Escape

Teens have always created their own spaces to experiment, socialize, and indulge idle curiosity

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YOUTH NOW

Even under ‘restricted mode,’ the platform is showing kids some truly vile programming

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America’s National Youth Poet Laureate on why adults need to listen to young people

Illustration: Austin MacDonald


YOUTH NOW

As a Latinx teen in Chicago, he belonged nowhere—until he found his voice

Illustration: Austin MacDonald


YOUTH NOW

A bullied kid reinvents herself as a brawler, and then a poet

Illustration: Austin MacDonald


YOUTH NOW

As a young black son of immigrants, the closer Dajourn Anuku came to affluence and success, the more vulnerable he became

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YOUTH NOW

In a former life, Mr. Byrd was my high school narc. This month, I flew to Los Angeles to thank him.

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