Most teens can’t remember a time without smartphones. But I can, because I just got my first phone last week, a red Nexus 5. Now that I have one, I still can’t see what all the hype is about.
A study published this month in The Journal of Neuroscience looks at free music programs aimed at at-risk kids, and finds that studying music improves performance in the human brain. Youth Radio’s Scott Lau went through a similar program, and is now a freshman at USC studying music business and the cello. Lau contributed his story about how playing the cello has changed him.
Whenever I play Bach at the BART station, I get thrown a few dollars. But as soon as I start playing Adele, the money starts to roll in.
For some people, picking out an outfit is as simple as throwing on a shirt and putting on a pair of jeans. But 16-year-old Youth Radio Reporter Dani Tarver is not one of them. By 5 o’clock in the morning, she’s already “late” for her daily routine getting ready for school.
Whether it’s in response to California’s recent drought, or just to be economical, here are seven weird ways young people, like me and my peers, are saving water today.
Even though I won’t be borrowing money until the fall, I already feel its weight crushing me.
My heart sinks whenever I’m asked on a scholarship application to list my extracurricular activities. Each time I fill it out, I feel as plain as a plate of boiled potatoes without cream or butter.
Growing up with Chinese immigrant parents, I wanted to be more American. But now that I’m leaving for college, I’m trying to remember all the little things that connect me to my culture. One of those things is food.
It’s been reported that since 2011, over 11 million teens have left Facebook for other networking sites and apps. I,…