An estimated 200,000 text messages are sent every second around the world. How many of those text messages are sent by kids sitting in schools?
Now that August is upon us, many kids get excited for the upcoming school year.
Mini-golf may appear easy, but it’s not. Sterling Anderson and Shawn Neuwirth of the Youth Radio Project spent an afternoon at the local mini-golf course.
Moving to a new town can be hard, but it was even harder for Sterling Anderson.
Internet access is a hot topic in Cook County. Shawn Neuwirth of the Youth Radio Project throws proverbial fuel on the fire with this commentary on dial-up Internet access.
WTIP created the exciting Behind the Work series to highlight interesting careers in the Cook County area. The Youth Radio Project has continued this endeavor by focusing on student employment.
While Shawn Neuwirth may be the latest to join the Youth Radio Project, he'll be the first to give thanks for the experience. Listen as Shawn describes working with his classmates, teacher, and
While many Cook County residents embrace the isolation and privacy of the region's wild country, local teenagers sometime struggle with it. Audrey Summers of the Youth Radio Project discusses he
While WTIP often features local residents whose creative and interesting careers are documented for the Behind the Work series, Youth Radio Project junior Sterling Anderson wondered, "What about
When summer in Cook County begins, many local businesses employ international students to help with the rush of visiting tourists. Youth Radio Project sophomore Owen Hoglund was curious to find
Summer requires a balance between work and play. Youth Radio Project junior Sterling Anderson knows the importance of this lesson. For him, summer not only means freedom, it also means hav
Do your children hang out with kids older than they are? This common occurrence often concerns parents. But what if kids are just trying to find friends with common interests?
While biking may be a quintessential summer activity, for Youth Radio Project Junior Shawn Neuwirth it is a nightmare.
Everyone knows how the Olympic Games can unite the world, but what about video games? Sterling Anderson of the Youth Radio Project believes the planet could be saved if we all just played.
Now that the high school year is over, it’s really time to start working. Youth Radio Project senior Kayla Stacy loves summer. She loves the traffic, the busy streets, and the tourists.
What’s the difference between welding and painting? How can one be considered a trade, while the other a fine art?
With graduation just around the corner, Youth Radio Project junior Molly Zafft shares her feelings about the big event.
As the high school year comes to a close, the Youth Radio Project debates the merits and value of a fine arts education.
Should the fine arts be a necessity in today’s high schools or would students’ time be better spent focusing on traditional academic subjects?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Stressed–induced cold sores? That’s what prom will do to you if you are part of the planning committee.
“Prom always brings everyone out of their caves.” So says Sebastian Schnobrich, Youth Radio Project senior.
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
To date or not to date – that is the question. For many students prom creates unbearable pressure.