Tag: High School

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Gory Special"

A backyard wrestling match; an examination of different young lives.

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The Wiz

Navigating life as a brilliant teenage girl.

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“Now We’re A Hard Target”

Most of the country is trying to keep guns out of schools. A town in rural Idaho is taking the opposite approach.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Fire Was Coming"

Religion, high school football, and racial problems in small town America.

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Fiction Pick of the Week: "Suitors"

A story of high school, sexuality, and tagging; from Puerto del Sol's first online issue.

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Life's Swell

On surfer girls in Maui; the story that led to the film Blue Crush.

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High

At age 22, the author went undercover at his old high school. An excerpt of the book that became the film.

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Why Are Palo Alto's Kids Killing Themselves?

How one community is struggling to understand and respond to a cluster of suicides.

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Mackensie Is Pulling Out Her Hair

On a 16-year-old with a debilitating disorder: trichtillomania.

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Confessions Of a Drug-Addicted High School Teacher

Everyone just wants to know if he’s going to the football game.

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The Dukes of Oxy

Doug Dodd was a drug kingpin in high school. And now, like the narrator of a Scorcese film, he wants to tell his own story.

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The Accident

An essay on a fatal car crash in the author’s youth.