Your Turn

YourTurn winners: How do you respectfully express yourself online?

ThreeSixty asked for your thoughts on balancing social media freedoms with the need to remain professional for future endeavors. Here’s how our essay contest winners responded.

YourTurn winners: What have you learned from failure?

ThreeSixty asked for your thoughts on failure and what teens can learn from disappointing setbacks. Here’s how our essay contest winners responded.


YourTurn winners: What does marriage mean to you?

ThreeSixty asked for your thoughts on marriage as an institution and the relationships you’ve witnessed that have framed those opinions


YourTurn winners: Tell us about your neighborhood

We asked readers to share with us the good and bad parts of their MInnesota neighborhoods. As expected, your honesty made these essays truly shine.

YourTurn winners: Advice for President Obama's second term

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

YourTurn winners: What are the effects of classroom technologies?

How has technology affected high school learning? Our essay winners weigh in.

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YourTurn winners: Describe your cross-cultural friendship

In the latest YourTurn essay contest, Minnesota teens wrote about their experiences with cross-cultural friendships. We asked about barriers, learned about challenges and received many thoughtful stories based on meaningful connections. Here are the winners!

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Should you friend your parents on Facebook?

We wanted Minnesota teens to give us more insight into their experiences with parents and adults on Facebook. So we asked: do you think that teens should friend their parents on Facebook? Have you ever “unfriended” an adult on Facebook? Here are the winners!

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How did September 11 change your life?

We wanted to hear from the generation that’s grown up in a primarily post-9/11 world. So we asked teens: How did September 11th change your life?

First place winning image by Mary Grace of Southwest High

Spring Your Turn Photo Contest Winners

Check out the winners of our spring YourTurn photo contest!

What makes a great high school teacher?

In an essay contest this spring, ThreeSixty Journalism noted that a national education group recently gave Minnesota a D+ for its weak efforts to improve teaching. Then we asked teens: How would you grade your teachers?

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A friend indeed: YourTurn contest winners say peer pressure can be positive

Support from friends, family and music helped YourTurn winners do the right thing.

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Essay contest reveals bullying is common

One surprise in ThreeSixty Journalism’s essay contest about bullying is how common it is, particularly among middle-school students. In most cases, the bullying is not via cyberspace but in the gym, the cafeteria, the school hallway.

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YourTurn winners: To vote or not to vote?

More than 80 teens responded to ThreeSixty’s YourTurn that asked if they would vote Nov. 2 if they could, even if they aren’t 18. Their responses surprised us.

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