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.
College won’t end our friendships.
“Things aren’t bad. They just haven’t become great fast enough.”
July's theme is POINT OF VIEW. 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!