To combat summer boredom and express herself, Aurielle Sisson-White, 16, has turned to her own creativity. “A few weeks ago I nailed some boards together and painted a mural in my room,” she says off-handedly, as if she were mentioning what she ate for lunch.
Marcus Miller, 17, writes songs, but it took him a long time to be comfortable sharing his music. His reluctance to express himself through music was even more acute at Hickman High School, where he thinks the social climate can be stifling.
Tim Douglas, 18 and a recent graduate of Hickman High School, does not write for a grade. He writes for himself. Tim writes the way he speaks: boldly and to the point. He often talks about race and identity, even when it gets personal and uncomfortable.
Americans of every generation have to discover who they are and what they stand for. Coming to grips with their own reality and finding their place is a recurring rite of passage. Expression, in all of its forms, has been the means individuals have used so that they might define their time, instead of letting their time define them.
Jade Li, 17, spends more than 10 hours a day online, taking care of her half dozen blogs. Typically, she gets online about 10 a.m. and checks e-mail, Facebook and MySpace. And then there is writing to do. “My blogs are how I feel, it’s like a diary or journal sometimes,” Jade says.
At first, the Web site director and his schoolteacher wife sent their 5-year-old son to a Confucian school in this central Chinese city simply because it was two minutes from home. But the more they learned about the school, the more they liked what they saw.
Kelli Smith was nervous as she walked into the Philadelphia treatment center, seeking help at last for her anorexia. Looking around at the other patients, she was struck by how young they seemed.
It’s not every day that you get a headline like “helicopter crashes” in our fair town. As a matter of fact, I’m not sure the last time I saw one of those birds flitting above the tree line. But crash we had on Tuesday.
The two will join 1,000 firefighters in fighting the fire that has already affected 75,000 square acres in northeastern Oregon.
Police and security personnel found no evidence of a bomb after a bomb threat was called in to a pay phone at First Student Transportation this morning.
Customers can return affected product, which might not have been cooked completely, to Schnucks for an exchange or full refund.
The Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts is holding a sale to get rid of the old and make room for the new.
The owner of the building, real estate developer Jack Rader, told the bar’s owner, Tom Atkinson, in January that he had decided not to renew the lease.
A state senator faces charges after state gambling officials say he used a false ID to enter a casino.
Friday marked the beginning of the state’s sales tax holiday weekend. No state sales tax will be collected statewide on back-to-school items, from clothing to notebooks and pencils to computers, up to a certain amount.
After Buddy Bell steps down at the end of the season, who will get the next shot at trying to manage the Kansas City Royals back to respectability?
It was only a routine interception during 11-on-11 drills, nothing that won’t be repeated a hundred times in training camps all over the country. But it gave Ty Law, who has been struggling for three years to regain the form that made him a five-time Pro Bowler, more satisfaction than the pick he returned 47 yards for a touchdown in the Super Bowl.
The St. Louis Rams needed some stability at the punter position, and Donnie Jones needed a fresh start. Jones signed a five-year free-agent contract with St. Louis in April. He is expected to be the long-term answer to what has been a problem spot for the Rams.
Adam Kennedy had played in 1,103 major league games heading into Thursday. He had never played in the outfield, though.
When Kansas State linebacker Terry Pierce announced in 2003 he was skipping his senior year to enter the NFL draft, he was only 13 credits short of graduating.