Here is the May 2019 edition of Teenagers in The Times, the last of the 2018-2019 school year. 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 from September until June.
Within these monthly lists, we hope students find articles that capture their imagination and show them what is happening among people in their age group around the world. For the summer months, however, we offer students the opportunity to find and tell us what interested them the most in The Times each week. Our 10th Annual New York Times Summer Reading Contest runs from June 14 until Aug. 23, 2019.
Civics, Politics, Economics and Business
The proposal, published on Friday, would prohibit families with at least one undocumented immigrant from obtaining public housing benefits.
A new study found that 90 percent of young people killed by an intimate partner from 2003 to 2016 were girls.
A videotape of Dover police officers punching and choking Cyprian Luke, 19, as they took him into custody exposes a rift in the community.
The Bruin Voice in Stockton, Calif., refused to submit its student profile for approval before publication. Cue a nationwide debate about censorship.
The teenagers, some of them students at Brooklyn Tech, had been partying in a rented basement room at a public housing complex in Manhattan’s East Village.
Call them Generation O, the children growing up in families trapped in a relentless grip of addiction, rehab and prison.
A Spanish court gave Kanghua Ren, known as ReSet, a 15-month prison term and ordered him to pay his victim, a homeless man in Barcelona, about $22,300 in compensation.
The region, where the boys competed together and became friends, has emerged as something of a spelling juggernaut in recent years.
A group of adolescents broke the Scripps National Spelling Bee, with eight contestants crowned co-champions after the competition said it was running out of challenging words.
Too many winners is not always a bad thing, argues this Opinion essay writer.
This Opinion essay states, “In this season of prizes and trophies, we salute all the students whose talents lie outside the arena.”
“As a counter to staggering inequality, the system needs to be more open to the people who actually live in the Golden State,” states this Opinion writer.
While college campuses have become the battleground for Title IX debates, the mishandling of sexual assault cases in primary and secondary schools receives less attention.
An arbitrator ruled last month that Joseph DeShan can remain in the classroom, igniting a debate between parents determined to oust him and those who defend the longtime teacher.
The superintendent of the Warwick Public School District said the school committee would vote next week on a proposal to reverse the policy.
At one school, black and Hispanic enrollment plummeted to 14 percent from 50 percent. At another, it went to 4 percent. “What has happened?” a black alumna asked.
At 16, Johns led a strike by the student body that ultimately became one of five court cases consolidated into Brown v. Board of Education.
A Times analysis of school shooting data identified hundreds of deaths and injuries across more than 100 episodes since 1970.
This Opinion column states, “It’s too late to save Kendrick Castillo and Riley Howell, but we can honor them by taking on gun violence.”
The larger meaning of the surprise Morehouse gift is the topic of this Opinion essay.
Robert F. Smith pledged to wipe out the debt of the graduating class at Morehouse College. Now the students are anxiously waiting to hear what happens next.
Four years after graduation, they still owe an average of $53,000, almost twice as much as whites.
This Editorial states, “The Morehouse College class of 2019 will walk into adult life unburdened by student debt. What about everyone else?”
When we asked people around the world what sort of financial burden they bore for their higher education, we heard how much it varies from country to country.
We’ve got budget, retirement account, credit, information security and insurance advice for your independent adult, college student, gap-year taker or future soldier.
The news that a Chinese family paid $6.5 million to help secure a spot at Stanford illuminated the global reach of the college admissions scheme.
Two months after the scandal broke, Georgetown said it planned to dismiss two students. One is suing, saying the university denied him due process.
New parents have been told that they are under investigation, while others worry that they will be. “This is the only thing they can think about,” one lawyer says.
Higher education officials are calling on Congress to fix a provision in the Trump administration’s tax overhaul that has caused unintended tax increases. The rates, which will take effect on July 1, won’t make a big difference in monthly payments. But given the cost of college, one expert says, “this is a bit of good news.”
“Tennessee and Chicago aren’t just giving handouts to the affluent,” states this Opinion essay writer.
More than 100 classmates called for the release of Thomas Torres-Maytorena, 18, who was detained last week after the authorities say he “indicated” he had an “overstayed visa.”
Last month, Ben Adam, a New Yorker who owns a real estate company, started the website Classroom Giving to help teachers in need of supplies.
The private school in Louisiana, once celebrated for helping underprivileged and minority students attend elite colleges, is now under federal investigation over its college applications.
A school made headlines for sending black students to elite campuses, but it was too good to be true.
The move comes after the release of more than 100 pages of internal documents in which members of Phi Psi discussed sexual misconduct.
During his commencement speech, Matt Easton, a Brigham Young University valedictorian, told the audience that he was “proud to be a gay son of God.” The university’s honor code prohibits “homosexual behavior.”
How to begin solving it is the subject of this Opinion essay.
The student-run satirical magazine set off an uproar at Harvard by publishing an image showing the Holocaust victim’s face on the body of a bikini-clad woman.
As students demand the renaming of buildings whose names pay tribute to polarizing historical figures, universities are at a loss for easy solutions.
Each year, we ask high school seniors to submit college application essays they’ve written about work, money, social class and related topics. Here are five that moved us.
Science, Health, Technology and Sports
Jack Hughes of the U.S., the top-rated North American prospect, and Kaapo Kakko of Finland, the top European prospect, are under the microscope as they play for their national teams.
Frederick Douglass Academy in Harlem is playing for its third straight New York City boys’ lacrosse title. The team is a sign of progress for a sport seen as elite, suburban and mostly white.
As the number of African-American baseball players continues to decline, black players are often surprised to find themselves in the minority even at historically black colleges.
The lawsuit is the fourth of its kind filed against the university and the first since Ohio State released a report detailing how a former team doctor repeatedly assaulted males athletes.
In a report, the university said the doctor, Richard Strauss, groped students and asked intimate questions about sexual practices under the guise of providing medical treatment.
An investigation into a team doctor’s sexual abuse found no hard evidence that coaches like Mr. Jordan knew, but it said dozens of other coaches acknowledged rumors of the doctor’s predatory behavior.
A new HBO documentary explores the rise and fall of the disgraced Olympic doctor and the institutions that gave him access to girls.
A college student on medical leave for compulsive behavior finds comfort in a kindred spirit.
A survey finds that most boys who had sex before age 13 had not yet had comprehensive sex education in school.
Think of screens as something to handle in moderation, like food, rather than something without any healthy place in our lives, like heroin, experts say.
While parents are, of course, worried about their teenagers’ phone use, that concern goes both ways, a new study found.
Underlying problems may make some young people particularly vulnerable to what they find on social media, an expert says.
Adding college students back into family life is rarely as simple as rebooting their high school days.
A survival guide for spending the summer at your parents’ house.
Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton play teenagers falling in love on a hectic, sunny day in New York.
Each contest has previously had black winners, but the simultaneous wins make for a powerful symbol of how the pageants are evolving.
Trent Dalton used his own biography as inspiration for his debut novel.
“The Light Years,” a memoir by the artist Chris Rush, evokes his troubled youth in a wealthy Catholic family in New Jersey and his search for acceptance in the mountains of the Southwest.
“Red Birds,” a new novel by the Pakistani author Mohammed Hanif, satirizes America’s never-ending military conflicts in the Middle East.
Secrets — and spirits — swirl through Michael Knight’s novel, “At Briarwood School for Girls.”
In these Y.A. novels, teenagers search for answers to the mysteries of love and the puzzle of themselves.
In Luling, the “toughest town in Texas,” two Latina high school girls compete to be the next Watermelon Thump Queen.
Since the 1950s, prom photos have been bellwethers of a changing America. At one high school just outside New York City, the prom is still the main event.
The 19-year-old internet personality and makeup artist has provoked the ire of beauty YouTube.
On opening night, an actor delivered a message of encouragement to an audience member — from his 11-year-old self.
Now in its third year, this Broadway hit has grown up by aging down.
Five writers on how childhood fun — and a way with scissors — shaped the adult sensibilities they’ve brought to “Mac Beth” and other stage works.
Shalini Shankar’s “Beeline” explores the stakes of these intense, “brain-sport” championships on Generation Z.