Teenagers in The Times: October 2019

Teenagers in The Times: October 2019

Here is the October 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.

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Civics, Politics, Economics and Business

The Democrats Worth Staying Up Past Bedtime For

For the way-too-young-to-vote crowd, 2020 events are still a draw.

On Climate Change, Biden Has a Record and a Plan. Young Activists Want More.

No presidential candidate has Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s experience in the trenches of the climate wars. For a youth-driven movement, though, he may not be the man of the hour.

Are School Debate Competitions Bad for Our Political Discourse?

This Opinion essay argues, “They can be a good credential for aspiring leaders, but they favor a closed-minded and partisan style of argument.”

She Was Raped by a Classmate. She Still Had to Go to School With Him.

The case jolted a working-class town, prompting a walkout by students and a debate over whether school officials are equipped to address sexual assault.

Kansas Student Charged With Felony After Making Gun Shape With Fingers

School officials in Overland Park, Kan., were made aware of the threat by a student through the district’s website, which allows students to report safety concerns, the police said.

An Entire College Team Gives Up Football

Down to 28 players, the Grinnell team voted to call it quits with seven games left, out of concern for its own welfare and as a protest over the administration’s level of support.

Coco Gauff, 15, Wins Her First Singles Title

Gauff, the American tennis phenom, defeated Jelena Ostapenko, 6-3, 1-6, 6-2, in Linz, Austria, to add another highlight to her breakout season.