Chicago teachers protest, President Obama pardons inmates, and more.
Tips for successfully standing up to authority figures.
I want people to put my art on their Instagram.
Reviews of educators—and one lunch lady—whom we have loved/loathed.
An argument in favor of speaking up in class (even when it freaks you out).
Someone believes in you as much as you do.
Doing well in school can be its own form of rebellion.
A primer on setting boundaries with adults.
At my school, outspoken girls didn’t get respect—we got detention.
Advice about tattoos, switching schools, and depression.
May's theme is HOMESTRETCH.
Here’s what kinds of submissions we’re looking for, plus info on how to send us your work. ✴
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!