Civics in the Community | January 29, 2015 | 1 Comment
Depression is now the leading cause of disability among American teens and adults ages 15 to 44. Depression in teens may be difficult for others to recognize. Family values and cultural views of mental illness can dramatically affect how depression in teens is recognized and understood. Hear how teenagers talk about how depression is looked at in their communities.
Bay Area Youth Media Network | January 15, 2015 | 1 Comment
“A Different Kind of Love” is a story that centers around the Reyes family and their journey to acceptance. The touching documentary short focuses on not just the gay rights movement but also an individual’s journey to equality.
Civics in the Community | January 12, 2015 | 4 Comments
It may seem like an odd concept to offer recess to high school students, but growing research shows that people will learn better and stay focused when given breaks during the day. Hear what young folks had to say when asked if recess could help students reduce stress while still preparing them for higher education.
Civics in the Community | December 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
2014 has brought on many events that will change the world forever. Students shared what they felt were the most important/impactful events of 2014.
Civics in the Community | December 15, 2014
High school students across California this fall created and entered editorial cartoons in a contest that included schools from Chula Vista down south to Ukiah up north. See the winners here.
Bay Area Youth Media Network | December 12, 2014 | 0 Comments
This short youth-produced documentary illustrates an interesting perspective on consumer surveillance, as it parallels modern government to the Panopticon, a type of institutional building designed by the English philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham in the late 18th century. This video was an official selection of BAYMN FEST 2014.
Civics in the Community | December 11, 2014 | 24 Comments
Recently the grand jury made a decision to not indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer, for the shooting death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen. Students discuss whether justice was served in the grand jury hearing.
Civics in the Community | December 4, 2014 | 1 Comment
Last week, students were asked whether or not Obama should have granted deportation relief to over 5 million immigrants who meet certain criteria. They were asked, “Should the President have given deportation deferrals and work permits to undocumented immigrants whose children are American citizens?”
Civics in the Community | November 25, 2014 | 1 Comment
Childhood obesity has skyrocketed in the last 30 years, making the need for healthier eating habits an important matter. This past week, students were asked, “How can schools make lunches more appealing to teens?” Check out their responses.
Bay Area Youth Media Network | October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments
Everything is in transition: our earth, our neighborhoods, our bodies. In fact, Heraclitus said, “Change is the only constant in life.” Adolescents especially know this truth because their bodies rapidly develop between the ages of 10 and 19. According to the World Health Organization, it is second only to infancy in terms of physiological growth.