Tag: High School

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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.

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And He Shall Lead Them

Lester Cotton’s transformation from reluctant football player to top Alabama recruit, and the hopes and dreams of a neighborhood that ride on his shoulders.

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School Segregation, the Continuing Tragedy of Ferguson

Michael Brown beat the odds by graduating from high school before his death—odds that remain stacked against black students in St. Louis and the rest of the country.

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Trial by Twitter

The murder of a West Virginia teenager by her two best friends.