Age: Under 18

Essays written by people Under 18 years old.

April 20, 2020

Returning to What’s Natural

High school student Amelia Baxter-Stoltzfus believes in the freedom offered by semi-permanent hair dye. As much as she likes trying a new look, Baxter-Stolzfus knows there are some things worth coming back to, no matter how much her life may change.
March 30, 2020

Tomorrow Will Be A Better Day

What kind of world are we leaving younger generations? Manhattan teenager Josh Rittenberg says all parents worry about their children’s futures. But he believes he and his peers will see a better world.
December 10, 2018

Finding the Flexibility to Survive

Brighton Earley’s mom shops at a gas station because she can no longer afford to buy food at a regular grocery. At first Earley was ashamed to go on these shopping trips, but now the Los Angeles student believes they’ve taught her a valuable lesson.
October 15, 2018

Being Content with Myself

Massachusetts teenager Kamaal Majeed believes being content with himself and defining his own life are more important than adhering to any racial stereotypes that his peers may try to force upon him.
July 30, 2018

Find a Good Frog

Delia Motavalli has grown up watching movies about fairy tales and princesses. But after she received a piece of advice from her mother, Delia has come to realize her own definition of "happily ever after."
August 12, 2016

A Duty to Family, Heritage and Country

Ying Ying Yu has a maturity beyond her years. The 13-year old immigrant from China believes she has a duty to honor the sacrifices made by her parents, her ancestors, her teachers and her homeland.
February 19, 2016

Laughter the Cure All

I know everyone always says "you'll laugh about this later I promise." Well why not laugh about it right now. Laughing can always make any situation better, whether it's a hard time, awkward, or even a good time. This I...
February 18, 2016

Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow.

Yesterday was. Today is. Tomorrow we make. My mind has always been set to forget about what has already happened, to live in today and not in yesterday, to take to tomorrow only the moments that really matter. I've forgotten...
February 18, 2016

What Comes Around Goes Around

Karma is a common believed concept in the Hinduism and Buddhism religion. When you perform something kind for someone and shortly after something equal or better happens to you, that's called good karma. I am a strong believer in good...