Youth News

After experiencing the violent death of a close friend this summer, Patrick Henry High School Senior Halah Ali investigated the causes and consequences of teen violence in her community.

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Annika Williamson is a sophomore at Champlin Park High School. This is her third year participating in the KFAI Youth News Initiative. Her previous stories were about beauty in the media and teen pregnancy. Annika brings us a story about her friend’s struggle with anorexia nervosa and advice on how to approach someone you think is suffering from an eating disorder.

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From the 2009 KFAI Youth News Initiative:https://www.kfai.org/news/youth, Rosie Vang is 16 years old and lives in Champlin. Her story is about the discrimination of women in the workplace. Over the years, discrimination has changed from being obvious and outrageous to much more subtle methods of discriminating.

09-21-09

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From the 2009 KFAI Youth News Initiative:https://www.kfai.org/news/youth, Gaolnou Thao is 16 years old and lives in Minneapolis. Her story focuses on why teenagers tend to keep social interactions between people of their own race or culture.

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From the 2009 KFAI Youth News Initiative:https://www.kfai.org/news/youth, Chavonn Williams is 17 years old and lives in Minneapolis. Her story looks at how politicians’ seeming lack of attention towards those below the legal voting age has caused many young men and women to not care about current political issues.

09-16-09

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From the 2009 KFAI Youth News Initiative:https://www.kfai.org/news/youth, Olay Redden is 16 years old and lives in Minneapolis. Her story looks at the different rites of passage people must go through across a variety of cultures.

09-15-09

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From the 2009 KFAI Youth News Initiative:https://www.kfai.org/news/youth, Zahra Bashir is 17 years old and lives in Hopkins. Her story examines why more and more Somali-American youth are pursuing the liberal arts instead of vocations in medicine, law, and engineering.

09-14-09

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From the 2009 KFAI Youth News Initiative:https://www.kfai.org/news/youth, Annika Williamson, who is 14 years old and lives in Brooklyn Center, focuses on the media’s perception and influence on the meaning of beauty and how that affects teens.

09-14-09

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From the 2009 KFAI Youth News Initiative:https://www.kfai.org/news/youth, Danielle Jenkins is 17 years old and lives in Minneapolis. Her story tackles the nature of gun violence today, particularly in North Minneapolis. She will examine the transition from the fist-fight days of “put up ya dukes” to that of cold-steel guns and “please don’t shoot.”

09-09-09

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From the 2009 KFAI Youth News Initiative:https://www.kfai.org/news/youth, Simone Fuller is 16 years old and lives in Minneapolis. Simone’s story explores how she ended up attending Cristo Rey Jesuit High School. She looks at what makes Cristo Rey unique among high schools and the opportunities the school has given to students like herself.

09-08-09

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