Here is the April 2019 edition of Teenagers in The Times. This roundup of news and feature stories about young people that have recently appeared across sections of NYTimes.com appears on the first Thursday of each month during the school year.
Civics, Politics, Economics and Business
Pedro Hernandez, 19, who has accused the police of framing him in the past, was charged with slashing a man during a robbery.
Damon Grimes, 15, was driving an all-terrain vehicle when officers tried to pull him over. After one used his stun gun, Damon crashed, and died soon after.
Some suffered terrible injuries in the bombings. But for many others, witnesses to unimaginable scenes of carnage, the wounds are psychological.
The Tokyo police were investigating security footage indicating that an adult had trespassed on the grounds of the school attended by Prince Hisahito, 12.
Investigators said that Raniya, whose death caused an outpouring of grief and made national headlines, had a birth defect that caused a blood vessel in her brain to burst.
Nigel Shelby, a 15-year-old black student at Huntsville High School in Alabama, killed himself. His family said he had been the target of homophobic bullying.
Advocates for abuse victims said the settlement highlighted the problem of abuse committed by non-clergy members at Catholic institutions.
The children had previously been granted conditional approval to enter the country as refugees under an Obama-era initiative, until the Trump administration canceled the program.
The latest discovery adds to 55 graves already uncovered at a reform school that was infamous for beatings, abuse, forced labor and neglect.
This student at Samford University in Birmingham writes, “My dietary restrictions were limiting my college experience more than I thought.”
Arts, Media and Culture
The storied Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, performed for the last time in America under Stephen Cleobury, its leader since 1982.
The Youth America Grand Prix is a competition in which the real prizes are scholarships. For those, you only need to catch the eye of one director.
“The students who were subject to physical or emotional abuse have our deepest sympathy,” the ballet academy of the Vienna State Opera said in a statement.
Susan Choi’s “Trust Exercise” follows the intense relationships and betrayals among high school friends and their teachers.
In her new novel, “Trust Exercise,” Susan Choi trains her lens on a group of high school drama students, zooming in first on their teenage years, then focusing on them years later.