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Every week, a group of talented teenagers from high schools throughout Bucks and Montgomery counties share what's most important to them to our readers.

Whether it's a review of the latest Netflix series, or a serious look at current events, members of our Teen Takes panel seek to inform, persuade and entertain.

Looking to catch up on the latest from Teen Takes? Read on.

Teens take on race, social justice issues

Our Teen Takes panelists are talented, creative — and opinionated. From abortion rights to COVID in schools, these teens are taking on difficult issues.

Fast fashion kills: Why we should be more considerate in our clothing consumption

Central Bucks book ban:We must be allowed to read books some parents want banned. Here's why

Insecurity:Imposter syndrome impacts women of color the most. Here's why

Crisis in Ukraine: Through TikTok and textbooks, American teens getting front-row seat to history

COVID in sports: What we can learn from the saga of tennis great Novak Djokovic

DEI in schools: Pennridge halted its diversity efforts. Why one student says that was a bad move

How to spot a bully: Bullies take on many faces. Here's what you need to know to spot them

Teen safety: 'I know you're here alone': After terrifying encounter, teen tries to regain sense of safety

Transgender issues: Participating in sports is important to transgender youth. Stop trying to deny them access

Abortion rights: Online activists are taking on Texas' abortion ban. Here's how

The environment: Does solar energy have a bright future? Or is it still just a fantasy?

School issues: Marching band and color guard members work hard. We deserve your respect

School and COVID: Teens describe high school post COVID: 'No soft cushions for this very hard landing'

Teen role model: Emma Raducanu's rising star in the tennis world is an inspiration to teen girls everywhere

Whitewashing MLK's legacy?: What schools do, and don't, teach about the civil rights leader

MLK's legacy: Martin Luther King Jr. has lasting legacy of demanding change, facing challenges

What it's like in Bucks, Montgomery County high schools

Wondering what it's like to be a teen in today's world? Teen Takes writers frequently share their inside views of life in and outside school hallways.

Fact vs fiction:Hollywood is wrong about high school cliques. Here's the truth, from a nerd with glasses

Central Bucks book banCentral Bucks student says call to ban books 'outdated way of thinking'

School safetySchool threats are on the rise. Is it time to change our response?

The teen dating scene: What does teen dating look like during the pandemic? We polled students across Delaware Valley

From Pennsbury to Reality: Journalist Bob Costa talks about how his teenaged years shaped his career

For our subscribers: Multiple fights broke out last week at Hatboro-Horsham High School. Is the pandemic to blame?

More than math: Can you solve this calculus problem? It may teach you more than you realize

Substance abuse: Substance abuse affects everyone. Here's what we can do about it

Teens under pressure: From school to work to parents' expectations, here's what today's teens are facing

Academics: What does it means to be academically gifted, and why does it matter?

Teens take on social media

Social media is second nature to today's teenagers. But is it always healthy?

Teen role models:From Rosie the Riveter and Stevie Nicks to Green Day, who inspires our Teen Takes teens

Danger of social media influencers:Teen depression is on the rise. Are social media influencers to blame?

Instagram competition: Instagram used to be all puppies and vacation photos. Now, it's about competition

'Devious licks': 'Devious licks' challenge: Schools ask, is your 15 minutes of fame worth it?

Teen Takes reviews

What are teens watching, reading and listening to?

Un-bingeable entertainment:What do 'Euphoria' and Wordle have in common? They encourage us to slow down

DickinsonIf you're not watching Apple TV's 'Dickinson,' here's what you're missing

Squid Game: Is 'Squid Game' a waste of time or worth the watch? A Teen Takes review

Arcane: Teen Takes review: Netflix's 'Arcane' is a game-changing show

Inside the lives of today's teens

They're the first generation born after the Sept. 11 attacks. They have part-time jobs after school. They're volunteers.

Learn more about what life is like for today's teens in these stories:

Teen volunteerism:Want to make a difference? All it takes is a text

Choose optimismPennsbury senior greets the sunrise every day. Why you should look on the bright side, too

Teens and money: Teens need to learn financial literacy in high school. It's not just for our own benefit

People you should know: These teens are making a difference. Meet the 2 Yard Ninjas

Peer pressure: Peer pressure is getting worse. Why is that, and how can we fix it?

From Chicago to Philadelphia, with love: One abuela's journey to overcome her fears

Post-9/11 generation: They're the first generation born after the attacks. Here's how today's teens view 9/11

Teens on the job: Teens are filling the gaps of the nationwide worker shortage. It's stressing us out

My summer job: I spent my summer slinging waffles at the Jersey Shore. Here what I learned about life

Heading to college

Getting in to collegeForget about college acceptance rates. Here's what should really matter

Party school or serious academics?: As high school seniors face their future, what matters most

Choosing a college: 'Where are you going to college?' That's not an easy question to answer, but here's how I'll choose

College tips: How to choose the best college, from students who've done it

College visits: I dreamed about visiting colleges. Thanks to COVID, that didn't happen

The waiting game: For high school seniors, the waiting game has begun. Will college acceptance letters arrive?

Teen Takes celebrates the holidays

Happy New Year: The Lunar New Year is Feb. 1. Here's what you need to know about celebrating

Halloween haunts: What truly scares today's teens? The answers may surprise you

Supply shortages: Holiday shopping, supply chains and the end of times: What history tells us about today's shortages

Christmas wish: What do I want for Christmas? A better way to communicate

Holiday traditions: The holidays are all about tradition. Here are some of ours

Family recipes: Baking for the holidays? Try these family recipes

Our predictions for 2022: South Jersey, Bucks County teens share what the new year will bring

Going green?: Resolve to help the environment in 2022? Here are 10 easy steps you can take

How to stick with your resolution: Trouble with your New Year's resolution? Here are some tips to make it stick

Want to join Teen Takes?

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Teen Takes publishes weekly in the Bucks County Courier Times and Intelligencer in Pennsylvania, and the Burlington County Times, Daily Journal and Courier Post in southern New Jersey.

This article originally appeared on Bucks County Courier Times: Bucks, Montgomery County teens share opinions, high school life

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