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Smartphones and Teen Existential Angst

September 12, 2017 Posted by Jay Livingston I’ve been wondering about America’s youth, mostly because of the Atlantic article by Jean Twenge: “Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?” (Previous posts are here and here.)As the title of the article suggests, we’ve got trouble. Show More Summary

America’s Not-So-Lost Youth

September 10, 2017 Posted by Jay Livingston It seems that we never tire of experts like Prof. Harold Hill, the con artist in “The Music Man,” warning us about the temptations that threaten to lead our children astray. That musical was set in Iowa a century ago, and the culprit, and when Prof. Show More Summary

'It' delivers nightmarish visuals but misses the true horror of Stephen King's classic

The 1950s small-town America of Stephen King’s youth provides a deceptively wholesome backdrop for the author’s nightmarish 1986 novel “It,” about a group of adolescent misfits in Derry, Maine, who band together to fight an evil, shape-shifting clown. But transplant the timeline to the summer of...

DACA Is Ending. But the Movement Is Not.

Undocumented youth will fight for their rights, just like every other group seeking to become fully a part of America. Today the Trump administration announced the end of the  Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals  program, which has enabled nearly 800,000 young men and women who came to the United States as children to live and work without fear. Show More Summary

Education Connects Youth to Jobs in Latin America

This fall, young people in many parts of the world are preparing to go back to school.

In viral Twitter threads, two Dreamers explain why we must defend DACA

In a viral Twitter thread, Juan Escalante, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient and immigrant rights activist with America’s Voice, explained the uncertainty immigrant youth are going through as Donald Trump plays...Show More Summary

Watch JAY-Z Read His New Poem “Dream On”

JAY-Z is slated to headline the annual Budweiser Made in America Festival this weekend, and he has just shared a video that will be played played right before he hits the stage. In the clip above, the rapper discusses his youth growing up in Brooklyn’s Marcy Houses. “It takes tears, sweat, blood, five CCs,” JAY-Z […]

2017 Norm Stung Youth Writing Awards contest winners announced

MISSOULA, Mont. – The Outdoor Writers Association of America awarded 12 Norm Strung Youth Writing Award prizes totaling $1,400. The annual contest, sponsored by the Falcon Guides, has categories for poetry and prose in two divisions: junior (grades 6-8) and senior (grades 9-12) and the piece must be outdoor-oriented. Show More Summary

Suicide is Now the Second Leading Cause of Death for Youth and Young Adults

What gives us our worth? How we answer that question will shape how we live. And maybe how we die. Monday we discussed Aaron Kheriaty’s alarming article in First Things about America’s suicide epidemic—and how the Church can counteract one of its leading causes: Loneliness. The kind of loneliness that leads to depression and self-destruction. […]

Hitler Youth in America? How Young People Like James Fields Find White Nationalist Groups

Suspect James Fields was fascinated with Adolf Hitler as a schoolboy. On Saturday, he rammed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters.

Translation Promotes Youth Football with ‘Handoff Across America

The campaign kicks off with a spot from Translation featuring NFL stars Landon Collins, Stefon Diggs, Devonta Freeman, Travis Kelce, and Marquette King, as well as Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Nick Young and rapper KYLE.

LeBron James: ‘Make America Great Again huh?!’

LeBron says the country's youth deserve better. The post LeBron James: ‘Make America Great Again huh?!’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

America’s Youth — Lost Yet Again.

August 13, 2017 Posted by Jay Livingston Last week, The Atlantic posted this article by Jean Twenge, and some of my Facebook friends linked to it with favorable comments. (Click on the image for a larger view.) Just from what you can see in this graphic, I was skeptical.1. Show More Summary

Pussy Riot has a wake up call for America's youth in the Trump era

Pussy Riot's Nadezhda (Nadya)  Tolokonnikova  hasn't stopped fighting Putin's autocratic rule, using art as activism Tolokonnikova spent 22 months in a Siberian prison camp for a 2012 performance She talks democracy, political engagement,...Show More Summary

Trump didn't lie about the Boy Scouts calling him when he lied about the Boy Scouts calling him

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Campaign Action After unpopular President Donald Trump mistook the Boy Scout’s of America’s Jamboree for a Hitler youth rally, the blowback from all corners of the United States was pretty fierce. Eagle Scouts and their families were...Show More Summary

Savage Arms Support Scouting and Youth Shooting Sports Programs

Savage Arms is now one of the official shooting sports partners of the Boy Scouts of America. The rifle partnership supports 1,620 Scout Camps. This post Savage Arms Support Scouting and Youth Shooting Sports Programs appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

America’s youth orchestra is off to … Mexico

2 months agoMusic / Classical : Slipped Disc

The National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America, 115 young musicians, leaves today for a tour of three Latin American countries – Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico – working with young musicians in all three nations. Marin Alsop conducts. The NYO’s founder, Carnegie Hall chief Clive Gillinson says the orchestra will ‘serve as great […]

Federal Premium, CCI Ammunition Support Youth Shooting Programs

Federal Premium and CCI are now the Official Shooting Sports Partners of the Boy Scouts of America. The ammunition partnership supports 1,620 Scout Camps. This post Federal Premium, CCI Ammunition Support Youth Shooting Programs appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

Former CIA Director: Trump's Boy Scout speech was like 'third world authoritarian's youth rally'

Former Acting CIA Director John McLaughlin was apparently not a fan of President Donald Trump's Monday night speech at the  Boy Scouts of America's National Jamboree in West Virginia.  "Trump's Boy Scout speech had the feel of a third world authoritarian's youth rally," McLaughlin, who was former President George W. Show More Summary

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