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DMCs: Twist of the Summer

As told to Leah Greenburg

There’s got to be someone here I could be friends with. Everyone looked nice, everyone thanked me soooo much for coming. Things were looking good!


Friendship: Together We Can Do So Much

Devora Zheutlin MA, CAS

“A group exists when two or more people think of themselves as ‘us.’ ” —Dr. David G. Myers


Movin’ On Up: Part 4

Shaina Keren

Obviously, no 19-year-old girl is getting hired to run anybody’s marketing firm, and I just found out what a non-profit was last week


Fiction: Surviving the Queen Bee

Chavi Brody

As I munched on chips, I reassessed the scene. Why was I so annoyed? Technically, Rochelle could talk to whomever she wanted to talk to


Bricks and Ladders: Chapter 21

Ariella Schiller

I am just hurrying back into the sunlight when I bump into someone I know, someone with accusing eyes and hurt oozing out of every pore. Hadas


Aussie Schoolkids

Rochel Burstyn

Some kids are still smack-bang in the middle of their school year. Let’s meet some Australian students


Jolly Solly: Out of the Blue

R. Atkins

Pink gift wrap for a sophisticated teen! Out of the question. As far as she was concerned, it was pale-blue patterned gift wrap, or nothing


The Deadly Dance: Chapter 1

Y. Bromberg

Kuzma heaved himself off of his chair and stretched out his hands. “There’s no stopping me when I feel the need to dance!”


Crisscross: Chapter 35

Tovy Mann

My sister’s head snaps up suddenly. She gives a shriek at the sight of my biological father and leaps out of Ima’s arms


Extreme Talents

Rochel Burstyn

You might have even wondered what your special talent is. Look inside you — it could be anything! Here are some folks with unusual talents.


Jr. Tales: Monkey Business

Rachel Stein

No more clowning around ever again. From now on, I will be a model student and son and stay out of trouble


The Evil Eye: Chapter 3

Y. Bromberg

“Where is the Jew?” everyone screamed eagerly, turning in all directions in search of a helpless Jew to beat. “Where?”

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