Youth Voices

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The Life-Changing Power of Music and Dance

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As the high school year comes to a close, the Youth Radio Project debates the merits and value of a fine arts education.


Molly and Danny debate fine arts education

The Fine Arts: Yes or No?

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Should the fine arts be a necessity in today’s high schools or would students’ time be better spent focusing on traditional academic subjects?


Molly Zafft and Cece Olsen participate in BFS

Bigger, Faster, Stronger

High school athletics is serious business. With training now a year-round activity, it is expected that all participants spend time in the weight room.


Sebastian Schnobrich

The Grand Finale

It wasn’t the easiest, and it wasn’t the most laid-back year of high school, but for Youth Radio Project senior Sebastian Schnobrich it was the most memorable.


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Graduation Means Leaving Home

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While some students yearn to graduate and move on from high school, Youth Radio Project junior Kayla Stacy is worried. What if she screws up? What if she needs help?


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30 Minutes of Fun?

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Now that the big night has come and gone, Youth Radio Project junior Kayla Stacy reflects on her experience with prom 2011. While not being close to what she expected, she still had fun.


Graduation 2012, here I come!

The Tradition of Graduation

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Tradition is important to Youth Radio Project junior Hayden Goettl. That’s why he plans to partake in the high school graduation ceremony in 2012.


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Planning the Prom

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Stressed–induced cold sores? That’s what prom will do to you if you are part of the planning committee.


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Even Cavemen Can Dance

“Prom always brings everyone out of their caves.” So says Sebastian Schnobrich, Youth Radio Project senior.


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No Cure for Senioritus?

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If you forgot the terrible-monster-of-a-disease Senioritus, the nearly fatal condition that rears its ugly head right before high school graduation, Cook County senior Daniel Lunde describes the suffe


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Going Stag?

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To date or not to date – that is the question. For many students prom creates unbearable pressure.


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The Fear of Graduating

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“What will you do after high school? How will you pay for college?


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The Benefits of Snowboarding

Spring! For those of us who survived another long, bitterly-cold winter, the arrival of spring is like the arrival of a long lost friend come home.


The 2011 Cook County Girls Varsity Basketball Team

Cook Count Girls Basketball 2011

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Although the Cook County Girls Varsity Basketball Team may have suffered a tough loss to Mountain Iron-Buhl Rangers in the Section 7A semifinal game, the team posted an impressive record, winning


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Valentine's Day: love it or leave it?

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Valentine’s Day is supposedly the day for showing love and affection. What does the holiday mean to you? Should there even be one day specifically to celebrate love?


The best place to visit on Halloween?

Ghost in the Graveyard - A Halloween Memory

The imagination is a magical device. It can conjure miraculous images, but also absolutely terrifying ones. When surrounded by darkness, does your imagination go wild?


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Local mushers anticipate Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

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The John Beargrease Marathon is a well-known sled dog race along the north shore of Lake Superior.