People & Places

One troop's mission to educate

{{“One troop’s mission to educate”}} by Mysee Chang, Buffalo High School

Gas prices up, teen fun down

{{“Gas prices up, teen fun down”}} by Maggie Clemensen, Northwestern High School, Mellette, South Dakota

My struggle and what you should know

Emma Weber is one teenager who’s not likely to “pig out” on junk food — at least not more than once in awhile. She pays too big a price. The 16-year-old junior at Osseo Senior High School has Type 1 diabetes and there’s nothing she could have done to prevent it.

What's so cool about Caribou?

Jake Holden is the face of Caribou Coffee’s teen market.

He plays baseball and tennis, works at the local carwash, plays the guitar, runs errands for his elderly neighbor, and takes classes during the day. The 17-year-old high school junior is dead asleep when his head hits the pillow every night. What keeps him functioning, Holden says, is a daily boost at Caribou Coffee in Edina.

Roseville group fighting for Darfur

{{“Roseville group fighting for Darfur”}} by Andrew Worrall, Roseville Area High School

Never too young to be homeless

{{“Never too young to be homeless”}} by Aimee Cote, Buffalo High School

Cliques -- place to belong, a way to exclude.

Humboldt Junior High students know exactly {{what cliques their peers belong to.}} Most are groups of friends who share certain interests or activities. But immigrant kids called Fresh Off the Boat speak out about how it hurts to be labelled.

Cell phones come to school

Despite school rules prohibiting cell phones, junior high students feel they’re essential to keep in touch with family and friends. Junior high students {{examine the pros and cons}} of bringing cell phones to school.

St. Paul Cops’ Best Friend (1)

{{The St. Paul Department's canine unit}}, and their training, are some of the best in the country and regularly win competitions with other departments. ThreeSixty 2006 summer workshop students Angelica Birch and Mercedes Akinseye each did a story about the dogs and their training.

I’ll Always Be Hmong

Ian Yue and Mai Cha Vang do a story about a {{young Hmong man from St. Paul}} who’s been keeping a secret from his family for fear of angering his parents: He’s gay. He’s not the only one in the Twin Cities’ Hmong community who is struggling with his/her sexual orientation and how to be honest about it and deal with the consequences

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