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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

Español Al tercer día de lluvia habían matado tantos cangrejos dentro de la casa, que Pelayo tuvo que atravesar su patio anegado para tirarlos al mar, pues el niño recién nacido había pasado la noche con calenturas y se pensaba que era causa de la pestilencia. El...
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Empowerment through Make-up

Makeup has a mixed audience. Some are against this form of creative expression. They say that it’s “lying” about your real appearance or that it’s “fake,” but I’m here to speak for those who think otherwise. I believe makeup is a form of self-expression. It’s a form...
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Current Fashion Trends (that originated long ago)

Fashion is definitely something that dominates today’s pop culture. Teenagers are immediately exposed to the latest trends whether it’s from seeing their favorite celebrity sporting it on Instagram or seeing it in a shop window. But how new exactly are...
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My Journey to Plant Based

    Growing up, I was infatuated with the SAD (Standard American Diet) lifestyle, and boy, it was truly sad. I would not eat or drink anything other than chicken nuggets, Sprite, and potato chips. If my parents wanted me to eat my vegetables, it had to have cheese...
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Stuck in the Dust: A short story 

Stuck in the Dust Short Story by Ellery Seymour The tank top Rave wore did nothing to protect her arms from the attacking neon dust blowing through the air. She squinted, trying to see anything, but her hair was blowing around and the dust was a wall, keeping her from...
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A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings

Español Al tercer día de lluvia habían matado tantos cangrejos dentro de la casa, que Pelayo tuvo que atravesar su patio anegado para tirarlos al mar, pues el niño recién nacido había pasado la noche con calenturas y se pensaba que era causa de la pestilencia. El... read more

Empowerment through Make-up

Makeup has a mixed audience. Some are against this form of creative expression. They say that it’s “lying” about your real appearance or that it’s “fake,” but I’m here to speak for those who think otherwise. I believe makeup is a form of self-expression. It’s a form... read more

Current Fashion Trends (that originated long ago)

Fashion is definitely something that dominates today’s pop culture. Teenagers are immediately exposed to the latest trends whether it’s from seeing their favorite celebrity sporting it on Instagram or seeing it in a shop window. But how new exactly are... read more

My Journey to Plant Based

    Growing up, I was infatuated with the SAD (Standard American Diet) lifestyle, and boy, it was truly sad. I would not eat or drink anything other than chicken nuggets, Sprite, and potato chips. If my parents wanted me to eat my vegetables, it had to have cheese... read more

Stuck in the Dust: A short story 

Stuck in the Dust Short Story by Ellery Seymour The tank top Rave wore did nothing to protect her arms from the attacking neon dust blowing through the air. She squinted, trying to see anything, but her hair was blowing around and the dust was a wall, keeping her from... read more

Vegan Nice Cream Recipe

Ever since I started my plant based lifestyle the biggest thing that made me sad and hesitant in becoming vegan was giving up ice cream. Ice cream is my addiction; I can’t stop myself whenever I eat ice cream. So, when I found out about nice cream I was ecstatic. And,... read more

Recognizing Inspiring Women

   When I was little, I knew I was going to grow up and be a woman one day. I knew I wanted to achieve the job of my dreams and marry the person that made me happy and then have children, because that’s what every woman did right? As the years clocked by, I... read more

The Puzzle: A Poem

Day in and day out Nothing Walking through silent halls Surrounded by blank space And blank walls Nothing I see them They don’t see me Just another girl being held Down by concrete This broken sidewalk called Society trying to trap me within its Cracks Putting a... read more

Senior Year

I guess you could say I’m happy to be a senior. I’m excited for graduation. I’m excited for college. I’m excited for new beginnings.    It is bittersweet knowing that these are my lasts as my senior passes by. It’s been my last pep rally and football game and soon it... read more

American Horror Story Review

All the mystery and false leads that co-writers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk orchestrated to veil the sixth season of American Horror Story appear to have paid off: viewers were most likely astonished to see the twists in the uncovering of the recent edition of the... read more

The Pumpkin Patch at Cedar Hill Farm

   This past week was my fall break, so I had lots of time to get into the fall and Halloween spirit. One of the ways I was able to do this was by visiting the pumpkin patch at Cedar Hill Farm, which is located just 45 minutes outside of Memphis and can be easily... read more

The Walking Dead: A Review

   It’s been over six months. On April 3, 2016, the season finale of the sixth season of The Walking Dead aired on AMC. The finale shocked all of the TV world. Not only did it conclude a rather exciting season (for some, for me it was the opposite), but it killed off... read more

LITE Memphis

LITE Memphis is an organization working to empower and motivate students to take their ideas and run with it. They want to see sustainable social change in Memphis and believe  students have the power to do just that.    According to the website, the organization is a... read more

LITE Memphis

LITE Memphis is an organization working to empower and motivate students to take their ideas and run with it. They want to see sustainable social change in Memphis and believe  students have the power to do just that.    According to the website, the organization is a... read more

Why you should pay attention to World News

We’re lazy. Every last one of us. It doesn’t matter if you’re nine, nineteen, or ninety: we don’t want to do things. We want to be apathetic about the world around us, especially of those things that don’t directly affect us, and while on... read more

A Classic Read for a Very Good Reason

John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is revered as one of the greatest classic pieces of American literature. Because of this, oftentimes it is studied in high school English classes. Of Mice and Men is a short fiction novel written from a naturalistic worldview about two... read more

A Classic Read for a Very Good Reason

John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is revered as one of the greatest classic pieces of American literature. Because of this, oftentimes it is studied in high school English classes. Of Mice and Men is a short fiction novel written from a naturalistic worldview about two... read more

REACH Memphis

REACH Memphis: A program that helps prepare students and their families for unforgettable experiences    What is REACH Memphis and what does it has to offer me? Do you know the answer to either of those questions? If not, you are in for a special treat.    Reminiscing... read more

Diagnosing a Generation

Do you often fail to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork and other activities? Do you often have trouble paying attention to tasks or activities? Do you often seem not to listen when spoken to directly? Do you often fail to follow... read more

Diagnosing a Generation

Do you often fail to give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork and other activities? Do you often have trouble paying attention to tasks or activities? Do you often seem not to listen when spoken to directly? Do you often fail to follow... read more

Myers-Brigg Personality Test

  What is personality? It is one of those ideas that can’t be proven or exactly measured scientifically, but is agreed upon as being ‘real’ by Psychology’s scientific community, and by people in general, but what do we define it as?   David G. Myers’ Psychology... read more

Learn Something Saturday: Kuna Indians and Molas

   The Kuna tribe is the largest indigenous group in Panama. Comprising of 60,000 members as of the 1980 census, these traditional Kuna communities engage in agriculture, fishing, trading with coconuts, and making the ever famous Latin American textile, Molas.    The... read more

Sit With Us

The app that rebels against bullying. Recently I’ve discovered that a little thing like judging others is something that everyone instantly does, whether it’s intentional or not. People will look at you and one word, one stereotype will pop up into their... read more

Numbers are not Everything

   With summer coming to a close, keeping those summer bodies in check during those harsh, cold winter months is a struggle. We spend our saved up money on gym memberships, consume excessive amounts of weight loss or protein shakes, and count calories as much as... read more

Love (I mean Snickerdoodles…)

For this one, there will be no introduction. All anyone needs to know about snickerdoodles is that they are small and cinnamon-y and just good. They’re the most simplest things in the world. No need for anything extra. Before beginning the production of these simple... read more

Tips and Benefits for Being Organized

Being organized isn’t always easy for some people, but for me, my life kind of revolves around it. I like knowing what I need to do, when I need to do it, and how. Everything has its place and I have time to do the things that really matter. With being organized, it’s... read more

Banana Muffins

This is my sister’s recipe for banana muffins. I have no idea how she was able to make muffins as great as these, but literally these are the most moist and fluffy banana muffins you’ll ever have. Happy eating! Banana Muffins Baking time: 30 minutes Ingredients 1/2... read more

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The New Student Media Organization

As student media organizations in Memphis are dissipating due to lack of funds, lack of faculty, and lack of experience, The Memphis Teen was created to be student run and self-sustaining.


The Memphis Teen’s mission is…

  • to provide a sustainable medium for student journalists across the city to express themselves
  • to provide a medium for student journalists with no other outlet
  • to provide a censorship-free platform for student journalists that are being censored by their schools or editors
  • to teach students from all backgrounds the journalistic process and their first amendment rights
  • to provide a student-run media outlet to all teens in the Memphis area

OPPORTUNITIES

Student Journalists are increasingly learning how to adapt to the digital age. Graphic design, coding, social media, and website journalism are becoming some of the most important aspects of today’s media.

Writing and reporting are the backbone of journalistic outlets. Without them, media as we know it would not exist.

A picture says a thousand words. Photographers and videographers are an integral part of the journalistic process. They can provide unique viewpoints to a story and enhance the quality of the project.


The Memphis Teen is looking for dedicated student journalists with all types of skills and backgrounds in Shelby County 13-19 years old. To apply, click here. To learn more about the project, click here.