News

In the shadows of Target Field at the Home Run Derby

It’s July 14 and 57 degrees — the coldest mid-July day on record in Minneapolis. It’s miserable, frankly, as rain drizzles intermittently at Target Field.

Tags:

Camp snapshots: Mall of America -- like you've never seen it before

Would Minnesota’s largest attraction exist as it is today without public relations teams monitoring the Mall of America brand constantly?

Tags:

An isolated existence: Autistic teens battle hidden demons

If autistic teens had their way, they might never leave the basement. Two local students share their daily struggles and personal challenges.

Tags:

The life of a preacher’s daughter isn’t what you see in pop culture

Historically, preachers’ daughters are expected to be virtuous. They should dress conservatively. Spend more time at church than at parties. They’re “daddy’s little girls.”

Tags:

Interfaith discussion opens up a bigger world to teens

Sundays at the Interfaith Youth Leadership Coalition are meant to stimulate honest conversation. Questions are strongly encouraged.

Tags:

Following religious rules can be a matter of personal preference

When it comes to religious rules, does practice make … perfect?

Tags:

SafeZone in St. Paul gives homeless youth the tools to succeed

As the sign reads, “SafeZone is a community.”

Tags:

The stigma of homelessness is tough, but not insurmountable

For several young people experiencing personal setbacks, overcoming homelessness is not an impossible task.

Tags:

Shining stars: Stargirl Initiative aims to help young girls feel empowered

A humble endeavor by one South Minneapolis mother from Ghana aims to help young girls feel better about their self-image and self worth.

The race issue: Twin Cities teens open up about daily indignities, personal challenges

They’re not black enough. They speak “Mexican.” They must be overachievers if they’re Chinese … good with computers if they’re Indian … hiding something if they wear a turban. Twin Cities teens have heard it all—and frankly, they’re a bit tired of the pervasive labels.

Mixed results: The challenges of being multiracial go well beyond a checkmark

For young multiracials, identity is a lifelong conversation. Since the data can often be messy, perhaps it’s more important for mixed race people to think about themselves individually rather than categorically.

Style in the bargain aisle: Thrift shopping gives teens options

Big brands still hold sway among mall dwellers, but with an increasing eye on variety and affordability, thrift shopping is making a fashionable dent.

Think before you ink: Tattoos might be everywhere—but Minnesota requires teens to wait

From Justin Bieber to LeBron James, tattoos seem to be everywhere in popular culture. But Minnesota law requires teens to wait. So, what’s the right age to get one?

Telling stories: Northside Women's Space opens its doors to victims of prostitution

What is empathy? In the case of Northside Women’s Space at Kwanzaa Community Church in Minneapolis, it’s about opening doors to victims of prostitution—and getting the public to understand their plight.

Tags:

The game within the game: Media scrutiny, scholarships can muddy prep sports mission

As high school athletes are becoming an increasingly popular media species, are prep sports still played the way they should be played?

Language barrier: 'R-word' campaign hopes to change hearts and minds

Sticks and stones, right? Not so much with the “R-word,” which has speared an education initiative to help promote inclusivity for the developmentally disabled.

Personal pride: Teens, same-sex parents reflect on historic fight for marriage equality

It didn’t matter that some couldn’t even vote yet. Young voices helped shape this year’s historic political battle to pass same sex marriage legislation in Minnesota.

Secret's out: Q&A with Richard Carlbom of Freedom to Marry

When Richard Carlbom gets married this month, it’ll be the culmination of everything he’s worked for in Minnesota.

No rest for the bleary: Underestimating sleep could lead to dangerous health effects

With sports and speech team piled on top of rigorous Advanced Placement and Honors classes, Rachel Schmidt’s crazy schedule doesn’t allow much room for sleep.

Tags:

College crisis? Experts remind teens to enjoy the process

It should be one of the best times in your life. Yet the agony of applying to college—and, of course, waiting to get in—can be difficult to navigate without help.

Syndicate content