Kekla Magoon is an award-winning author of young adult novels as well as one of the judges of Teen Voices’ August writing contest “Who Me? President?”. Editorial intern Julia Hunter interviewed Magoon to learn more about her job, her life, and her own presidential aspirations!
By Lizzie Buehler, 17 Texas I think we were near Sacramento maybe, not in the city, but on one of those highways that runs straight for hundreds of miles—so straight that a person can go crazy from the monotony and the sky blurs into the ground. It was our 37th hour on the road. I [...]
Best friends and young entrepreneurs Erika Welsh and Keeley Tillotson go together like peanut butter and jelly—and peanut butter and cinnamon, raisins, chocolate, coconut, honey, and pretzels. They are the founders of Wild Squirrel Nut Butter, a company they started when they were 18 and 19, respectively. Wild Squirrel takes nut butter to the next [...]
“A Powerful Noise” is a riveting documentary. For all the movies that are so singular in their genres—horror or romance, etc.—”A Powerful Noise” is as diverse as life itself. If I could describe it in one word, it would be “relevant,” as in related to what’s going on in the world today.
Classically trained Regina Spektor is a 32-year-old, Russian-born singer and songwriter who redefines pop with her unorthodox lyrics, quirky style, and utter cuteness. Her ability to incorporate unique guttural vocalizations and off-tempo flurries into her foot-tapping melodies sets her apart from other musicians. Drawing by Talia Goodman, 16, Massachusetts.
As American politics heat up with the Republican National Convention, followed next week by the Democratic National Convention, Breanna Rucker, 17, of Massachusetts eloquently reminds us of the power and potential of women in politics.
Have you ever wanted to talk to your parents about money, but didn’t know how? Do you have friends who frequently expect to borrow money and don’t pay you back? Does your boyfriend or girlfriend try to control how you spend your money? Many teen girls face financial problems. If we had more knowledge and knew how to communicate better or how to talk about money, teen girls would be less likely to face a financial crisis. To further your knowledge, Dear D offers expert advice!