Generation Z Shirks Political Labels In 2020

One in 10 eligible voters in the 2020 election will be a member of Generation Z. Born between 1996 and 2012, Gen Zers are on track to be the most ethnically and racially diverse generation in U.S. history.

Here & Now talks with three young California voters about what matters to them in the upcoming election.

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Why on-screen representation matters, according to these teens

Why does representation in pop culture matter?

For some young students, portrayals of minorities in the media not only affect how others see them, but it affects how they see themselves.

“I do think it’s powerful for people of a minority race to be represented in pop culture to really show a message that everybody has a place in this world,” said Alec Fields, a junior at Forest Hills High School in Pennsylvania.

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PBS NewsHour

How teens across the country are reacting to news of vaping dangers

After reporting that a 40-year-old man died over the weekend due to vaping, the state of California is launching an ad campaign to warn against the dangers of the practice. Federal health officials are also urging people not to vape, but the practice has soared among teenagers in recent years. Our Student Reporting Labs asked teens around the country for their response to the news and warnings.

PBS NewsHour

Students create news segment for PBS

This past winter three seniors from Hardin County Schools’ Early College and Career Center endured freezing temperatures in March to create a short news clip about the Forest Giants at Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest for the Public Broadcasting Service.

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