Welcome to the November edition of Teenagers in The Times, a roundup of the news and feature stories about young people that have recently appeared across sections of NYTimes.com. During the school year, we publish a new edition on the first Thursday of each month.
From left, Nadine Lee, Charlotte Ruhl, Lauren Marshall, Joseph Felkers and Iman Lavery, all 18 and first-year students at Harvard University, in their dormitory on campus in Cambridge, Mass.Credit
While the circumstances of the mass kidnapping remain unclear, more than 70 teenagers were returned to their school by masked men.
The school is in a part of Cameroon where separatists have been fighting the government to form their own country. Students have been caught in the middle.
A total of 250 children in elementary, middle and high schools committed suicide last year, the highest number since 1986, Japan’s Education Ministry said.
Footage showing a 15-year-old tackled to the ground and doused with water has provoked an outpouring of sympathy and fund-raising.
A recent visit to Nauru revealed the effects of Australia’s offshore detention policy and its impact on mental health.
“Little children are victims of senseless gun violence,” Sandra Parks wrote in an essay about her hometown, Milwaukee. Two years later, she was dead.
The 13-year-old actor is a star of Jonah Hill’s coming-of-age skateboarding movie.
Albert Samaha’s “Never Ran, Never Will” spends two seasons with the Mo Better Jaguars, tracking the lives of the team’s young, nonwhite, often at-risk players.
A cross-cultural romance, a love triangle, a fake relationship and a girl in search of her birth mom in the latest realistic Y.A. fiction.
Old-school haunted mansions, a climate apocalypse, a world where survival depends on falconry, and a girl born with a tunnel through her body.
Both “We Are Not Yet Equal” and “We Say #NeverAgain” shine a spotlight on social justice issues.