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  • We are currently living in the aftershocks of the stolen year– the quarantine and lockdown. The abundance of loneliness led many people to struggle with their mental health. We have repeatedly heard the context from reporters, government officials, and education experts, but today, we are going to listen from teenagers themselves.
  • On this episode of tbh, we hear from recent Oakland School for the Arts graduate and Minions superfan Elizabeth Truong. She brings us along with her and her family on their recent trip to watch Minions: The Rise of Gru at the movies as she explores how theaters have changed during the pandemic.
  • For many teenagers, the images we see online make us feel worse about how we look. Our next story comes from Aria Baldinger-Williams, a sophomore at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts. She's mixed race, and says she feels pressure from the internet to present herself in the way that a perfect Black girl should.
  • The “clean girl aesthetic” is part lifestyle, part looks but it isn’t attainable for everyone. Elise Muchowski takes a look into algorithms and how they control the trends we see online.
  • For many teens across the nation, the sex ed curriculum doesn't yet reflect an inclusive perspective of sexuality and gender. Especially for those with a relatively obscure sexuality, like asexuality. Our next story comes from George Reitan, a high school sophomore in San Francisco who wants that to change.
  • During the pandemic lockdowns, teenagers like Cassidy Kanner-Gomes started thinking a lot more about gender identity. Cassidy brings us the story about celebrating the freedom of the queer identity.
  • tbh is back! And this season, we’re thinking about what it is like to live through a pandemic, gender identity, inclusive sex education and learning remotely. We'll also hear about social media culture wars and the ways that teens struggle with mental health.
  • Today, we're bringing you a special episode of a new podcast from Oregon Public Broadcasting. It's The Class Of 2025. Students who are expected to…
  • This year has marked a turning point in how American athletes have engaged in political issues. Over the summer, the NBA's Milwaukee Bucks refused to play…
  • America’s entrenched institutional racism has roots in its schools. In this episode of tbh, Masiyah Edwards reflects on how too often, students in the Bay…