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Shelby’s advice for senioritis

As it’s called across the nation, senioritis- the overwhelming exhaustion that comes at the end of senior year- is real. Your motivation declines, you grow tired of your usual surroundings and you become increasingly more ready for the future ahead. But how do you overcome the senior slump and finish […]

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Khalil’s Passion for Photography

“Photography is a way of feeling, of touching, of loving. What you caught on film is captured forever… it remembers little things, long after you have forgotten everything.” – Aaron Siskind By Khalil M. Filled with priceless moments, we live with passion, joy, and excitement that keep our lungs racing. […]


YOY Creates Lifelong Bonds

By Alexia L. Last month I was recharged and totally rejuvenated by 3 of the most phenomenal people I’m blessed to have in my life, MY SISTERS!! Although biologically I’m an only child, spiritually I’m not. I have blood siblings that fill me up! On May 29th Abria (2016-17 MW […]


Shelby & The Supreme Court

By Shelby H. As a young person, I get to witness history being made. This change is typically a new iPhone, presidential election or creation of new medicine. But sometimes, you’re lucky enough to witness not just history, but a change in the world; I knew I had experienced this […]


Graduating high school

By Gabe S. Graduating high school can be a very stressful and a surreal time for many. The realization of saying goodbye to those you love can leave you in disbelief. These unimaginable times are difficult to take in all at once and can leave you overwhelmed with emotions. Although […]

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Cassidy’s Dorm Sweet Dorm

Hi y’all! I’m coming to you from my dorm room all the way in Idaho. This video is all about giving you guys a few quick tips for improving your move-in experience and making your dorm room feel more like home! These are tips I followed as a freshman this […]


Supporting Youth in STEM

Failure has its own success, and struggle is necessary for growth. In the summer of 2016, I attended the Engineering Experience (E2) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. While I was there I met Dr. Mareena Robinson Snowden, who was a PhD Candidate at MIT’s Laboratory of Nuclear Security and […]

Rejection and How to Thrive in Spite of It

By Karina Ortiz “Thank you for applying to our University.  I’m sorry to inform you that we are unfortunately unable to offer you admission at this time.” Sound familiar? As a senior in high school, I have been applying to so many colleges this year and I’m not going to […]

Brandon J. at the Southeast Military Youth of the Year Celebration

Brandon’s military experience

By Brandon J. 2016 SE MYOY My military youth experience is a bit different from the typical military child. Although I hold the same identification and privilege card as my fellow military dependents, I don’t hold the same experiences as the majority. Over the years, I have interacted with many military […]

Teen-led color run event promotes bullying prevention and awareness in Kaua'i, HI.

Color run for bullying prevention & awareness

By Bryden K.   “Look past the reflection on someone else’s eye, because only then will you see from their point of view” – Anonymous Bullying is a world wide issue that is continuing to this day. Another being teen suicide, which often results from bullying. Our teen program back […]