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Student Activism

Kids today live in an anxious world of STEM, texting, hookups, active shooter drills, and marching against guns. But think back ... to our world of new math, passing notes, making out, duck and cover drills, and marching against war. Were your school days as carefree as we imagine? What issues were you passionate about? What did you worry about? How do you feel about students today? Share your student activism stories forward.

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

Featured Story

Emma
Never underestimate the fortitude of a passionate, teenage survivor carrying the weight of her brothers and sisters on her [...]

Readers’ Choice

Street Fighting [Wo]man
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“Hey! The time is right for violent revolution” sang Mick Jagger in August 1968. When I heard it, I had just come [...]
Rocky on the Second Ballot
Hey kids, let's put on a convention!
Oblivious
I drifted through high school, worried about my grades, seeking good roles in the school plays, yearning until I could be in [...]

Stories from the Previous Prompt

That Was Then, This Is Now

Time is a river…
. . . a violent current of events, glimpsed once and already gone past. — Marcus Aurelius
The Typewriter
I loved how the keys plunked and the typebars clattered, the ping of the bell and the thwack of the carriage return.

Other Recent Stories

The Sarason Clan
Lizzie and Sam Sarason had eight children over the course of 17 years. Lizzie (for whom cousin Mimi and I were named) was [...]
Prompted By Aunts & Uncles
My Mother’s Faith
She practiced Christianity as a religion of love, tolerance, and generosity. She never turned down someone who needed help [...]
Prompted By Faith

Think back about …

Student Activism

Kids today live in an anxious world of STEM, texting, hookups, active shooter drills, and marching against guns. But think back ... to our world of new math, passing notes, making out, duck and cover drills, and marching against war. Were your school days as carefree as we imagine? What issues were you passionate about? What did you worry about? How do you feel about students today? Share your student activism stories forward.

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