Here is the May 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. We publish a new edition on the first Thursday of each month during the school year.
Young progressives are an unpredictable new factor in Massachusetts elections. They’re ardent, and organized, and they don’t take orders.
“I still hold the weight and trauma of what I witnessed a year ago,” she said. “A part of my childhood was taken from me.”
Adrian Lopez’s 17th birthday party in Huntington Beach, Calif., on Saturday went viral on TikTok, prompting the police to shut it down.
The virus took their mother. Now, as the city reopens, a brother and a sister are rebuilding their lives.
Nicole Pyles, 16, of Durham, N.C., says that a rule banning the use of hair beads by student athletes is discriminatory.
Recent conservative legislation has targeted a class of drugs used to treat transgender adolescents. But what do these drugs actually do?
“At first, this was just a break from school, but now all I feel is stress, anxiety and pain,” says a student who is quoted in this Opinion essay.
Arts, Media and Culture
After living for a week in an apartment complex for older adults, Madison Kohout, 19, discovered why she was the youngest resident by decades.
In this drama, a young man’s future is threatened when he is accused of participating in a deadly bodega stickup.
An alienated teenager finds questionable companionship in this playful coming-of-age romance by Suzanne Lindon, who was in her teens when she wrote, directed and starred in the film.
After a traumatic year, it’s hard to simply flip a switch toward fun. But have teenage summers ever lived up to expectations?
Representative Andy Kim of New Jersey, who picked the painting to represent his district in the Capitol, did not know it was inspired by a canceled TV show.
In “Heaven,” by Mieko Kawakami, two teenagers find solace and meaning in the face of ruthless torment.
After Adrian Lopez’s birthday ‘kickback’ went viral on TikTok, thousands of teenagers showed up for the party of the year.