Our guide for starting off the school year better than ever.
My school’s new dress code is meant to protect students, but it antagonizes an expression of black identity.
A comic about outgrowing a version of myself and leaving my high school band.
“It’s a twisted kind of comfort, because I know how to deal with this.”
Reflections on my first year of high school.
In the U.S., gun ownership has become central to people’s identities. So, too, has student activism.
On shedding a previous life experience, unlearning, and relearning.
“I need to find the spaces, internally and externally, where I can just be.”
Reflecting on the power and challenges of sensitivity.
Thoughtful advice from the writer.
September's theme is REBIRTH. For details on how to send us your work, please read our Submit page. ✴
Rookie is an online magazine and book series for teenagers. Each month, a different editorial theme drives the writing, photography, and artwork that we publish. Learn more about us here, and find out how to submit your work here!