In this section, we want to present topics that are of interest to teens and emerging adults—through the eyes of their peers.

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The Spot Articles

These are a selection of articles for teens and emerging adults written by their peers.

  • A Community College Success Story

A Community College Success Story

Choosing to go to a community college after high school instead of a four-year university was not an easy choice for me to make and caused me a lot of anxiety. With so many [...]

  • Group Of Teenagers Drinking Alcohol

A Conversation About Underage Drinking—Ideas From a Teenager

This November, I went to a gaming convention in California where I met long distance friends, drank, and got properly drunk for the first time. Having heard said friends’ tales of previous years’ antics, I [...]

  • Kids and Tech

Kids and Tech: When and How

by Amelia Watkins In the last decade or so, media itself has become obsessed with the condemnation of technology and social media. A quick Google search yields dozens upon dozens of articles lamenting society’s [...]

  • A Step-Child's Guide to Step-Parenting

A Step-Child’s Guide to Step-Parenting

I first met my step-father when I was five, and my brothers were eleven and thirteen. He was not my step-father back then, of course, and would not officially marry my mother for another seven [...]

Books for Teens and Emerging Adults