Blazing a trail to college

When I attended my first College Possible session in the eleventh grade, I had no idea what to expect for the forthcoming year.


Opening up the college playbook: Twin Cities-based College Possible gives low-income students a helping hand

College applications are a handful. They can be especially difficult for students who don’t have trusted adults guiding them through the process.


Is college worth the cost? A future filled with debt shouldn’t be the only option for focused teens

Back in late November, The Atlantic began linking articles noting the statistics of Millennials on Tumblr. Millennials, or Generation Y, include anyone born post-1982 up to 2004.

Masks made by art therapy students

Coping through creative intensity: Expressing pain through art can help with healing

While walking through the Adler Graduate School, you’ll find an impressive array of artwork hanging from the walls, sitting on tables, and even hanging from the ceilings.

Starting at the ground level: Michael Walker is focused on helping young black males

Michael Walker is seeking to create solutions to the negative labels attached to black students—in particular, black males. It’s a daunting task, he admits, but his new title is a start.

Home away from home: Exchange students experience highs and lows overseas

Culture shock is inevitable for students who travel overseas during the school year. Whether coming to America or heading to Spain and Sweden, the challenges are often unexpected, yet perhaps pleasantly surprising.

Think before you ink: Tattoos might be everywhere—but Minnesota requires teens to wait

From Justin Bieber to LeBron James, tattoos seem to be everywhere in popular culture. But Minnesota law requires teens to wait. So, what’s the right age to get one?

Calling a timeout: How much is too much when it comes to our sports obsessions?

Do we love sports TOO much? A fellow sports fan examines his priorities, and those of society, as the attention we pay athletes continues to grow and grow.

Language barrier: 'R-word' campaign hopes to change hearts and minds

Sticks and stones, right? Not so much with the “R-word,” which has speared an education initiative to help promote inclusivity for the developmentally disabled.

College crisis? Experts remind teens to enjoy the process

It should be one of the best times in your life. Yet the agony of applying to college—and, of course, waiting to get in—can be difficult to navigate without help.

(Almost) anything goes in ever-popular fanfiction universe

Anything can happen with fanfiction. And that’s the way readers like it. But what would J.K. Rowling have to say about a pregnant Harry Potter? Hmmm …

The cool corner: Teen Tech Center plugs into 21st century

Looking for a place to record music or experiment with Photoshop? Take a peek inside the Minneapolis Central Library’s flashy new Teen Tech Center.

@16: Sondra Samuels' tough past guides her promising future

The head of Northside Achievement Zone reflects on her journey from underestimated teen to powerhouse social activist.

The end of high school means a new college beginning

Hey, where did those four years of high school go? Ibad Jafri looks back on memorable steps and missteps taken along the way.

Exploring education differences: What are the pros and cons of studying in America? Overseas?

Sure, American students get a bad rap for how they perform on standardized tests.

school buildings

Exploring education differences: Life inside a Nigerian school

Education is valued in Nigeria, which ThreeSixty writer Dami Gilbert appreciates. But she’ll take the flexibility and comfort of U.S. schools over strict discipline every time.

Reader response: Special needs essay causes one writer to look at own challenges

We write, you react: A dig into the mailbag reveals one teen writer’s struggles with the special needs label.

YourTurn winners: Advice for President Obama's second term

Check your inbox, President Obama. You’ve got mail from our contest winners.

children studying

Exploring education differences: Life inside a Taiwanese school

There’s an old Chinese saying taught to schoolchildren about how they should always show respect for three kinds of people: Parents, teachers and the Emperor.


Exploring education differences: Life inside Avalon School

It’s a small place, down off University Avenue in St. Paul. The building is a converted warehouse full of all the kids who refuse to fit in anywhere else.

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