Straight Talk Advice

Our Panel of Teens n’ Twenties

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Abi

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Akasha

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Aleck

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Alex

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Amy

I’m 22 and will be attending college this fall studying things related to the land and how we use it. I currently operate my own horse…

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Andrew

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Anjanette

I’m a vegetarian. I’ve moved around from one place to another, so I like to explore where ever I move to. My two favorite hobbies are Fashion…

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Anne

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Annie

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Ari

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Ashley

I love to travel to see new places. I am interested in people, animals, photography, music and the healing arts. I work as a massage therapist…

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Austin

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Beau

I believe that everything in life has a purpose and if it doesn’t seem like that, or my faith staggers, I make it have a purpose. Many people…

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Bella

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Ben

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Beth

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Betsy

I went to Waldorf School in New Hampshire from K-8 and am now in college studying things related to families and education. My favorite poem…

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Bird

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Brady

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Brandon

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Breanne

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Breele

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Brennan

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Brianna

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Brie

“The sole purpose of life is to enjoy it.”—Samuel Butler
“Friendship is like peeing your pants, everyone can see it but only you can feel its…

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Britney

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Brittney

“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.”
– Dhammapada.

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Bronwyn

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Callie

I’m currently a senior in high school and a sophomore in college through our College Connection program. I will be attending college this…

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Carlos

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Carmela

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Carrie

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Catherine

I recently graduated from University of Redlands in the Johnston Center for Integrative Studies. I want to be a writer! I am now living in…

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Charles

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Chris

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Christina

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Chuck

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Clancey

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Colin

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Collin

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David

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Delaney

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Diana

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Dominic

Hey guys! Dom here. Having just recently transferred from junior college, I’m studying things related to the wilderness at the university down…

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Elise

“Each day’s a gift and not a given right”—Nickelback
I grew up in Shingle Springs, California, going to Waldorf schools K – 12. I plan to…

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Elizabeth

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Ellie

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Emily

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Erin

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Evan

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Farren

I am a graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in liberal studies. I am currently living in my hometown Redding, and am…

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Fernando

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Frankie

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Gabriel

I’m a person of high value, I only align myself with other people of high value. I do things because I like to. I’m young enough to do them…

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Geoff

Graduate from UC Berkeley. My advice: Do what you love in college. Doing what your parents want you to do means just as little to everyone…

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Graham

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Greg

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Gregg

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Hana

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Hannah

My name is Hannah. I am 18 years old and I always try to find the good parts in life. You will never find me without a smile on my face. My…

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Hannah*

Hey! My name is Hannah. I’m 15 years old and a sophomore in high school. I am very interested in music, and I spend lots of time playing it.…

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Hasan

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Hayden

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Heather

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Jack

To read too many books is harmful.
-Mao Zedong

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Jaclyn

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Jacob

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Jake

James

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Jane

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Jarrad

Why don’t I drink or use drugs? I don’t need to. I’m comfortable with myself. My folks taught me from a young age how easy it is to get…

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Jayne

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Jennifer

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Jesse

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Jessie

“If you obey all the rules you miss all the fun.” – Katherine Hepburn.

I’m a very social, energetic person. My friends and family are my…

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Johannes

I was born and raised in the Sacramento area and attended Waldorf school for fourteen years! I began my college career in Los Angeles where I…

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Julian

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Julie

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Justin

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Justine

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Karina

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Katelyn

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Katherine

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Katie

“While I dance I can not judge, I can not hate, I can not separate myself from life. I can only be joyful and whole. This is why I dance.”…

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Katrina

I like to hang out with my freinds. i love to give advice but i also seek a lot too. I love to have fun and just enjoy life.

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Kay

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Kendal

I’m living in Arcata attending college in fields related to children and families. I work in Alaska during the summers on a commercial seiner…

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Kenny

I enjoy working on cars and do not use the term “grease monkey” as a pejorative. I attend a four year collegiate institution of the…

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Kira

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Kristie

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Kyle

After a five-week trek through Europe I discovered a love for travel and am ready to experience more of what the world has to offer. I am in my…

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Lara

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Laura

A college student who enjoys reading, arguing, and traveling to unusual places, Laura believes that Oscar Wilde was correct in asserting that…

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Laurel

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Laureli

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Lauren

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Lauren Forcella

The lives of youth are society’s truth serum. This columns open a window to that truth. Please join our conversation! For a link to my full…

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Leah

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Leif

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Lennon

I am a young man in a culture that underestimates the power and fortitude of its youth. Whereas inexperience used to be seen as a venue for the…

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Lisa

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Liva

I grew up in the suburban wasteland of Fair Oaks, California, regularly devouring books and organic snacks. I am a Waldorf “lifer”, frequently…

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Liz

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Lyra

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Lyric

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Maddie

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Mae

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Marcy

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Mariah

I’m a senior in high school this year. My main crutch is my friend Lacie. I figure I am a typical teenager. I write poetry and I love going…

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Marie

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Mark

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Matt

I am a senior in high school and I live in Orange County.  I enjoy music, poker, sports, and spending time with my friends.  I am looking…

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Maureen

A quote that always keeps me going is “Every 60 seconds you spend upset, is a minute of happiness you will never get back”

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Maya

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McKenna

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Megan

My name is Megan, I am 20 years old and I feel like my life is constantly changing everyday. I am currently living in Boston where I am…

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Melissa

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Michael

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Molly

“It will all be OK in the end, if it’s not OK, it’s not the end.”

Moriah

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Nate

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Nick

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Nicole

Raised by my two wonderful parents, I was guided through Waldorf school, enjoying every moment. I find myself now living in Nevada City…

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Ochatre

‘’ I am a Ugandan who believes in the difference each of us can contribute to the economic, political and social development of humanity only…

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Omari

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Oston

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Passakorn

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Peter

“Though sticks and so on really hurt me, I get angry with the thrower. But he is also a tool, thrown by hate, So I am only rightly angry with…

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Rachel

At this point in my life I’m trying to live every day to the fullest; I love to sing and am trying to do all I can to live out my passions.…

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Regina

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Rose

I got involved with this column when it first started in 2004. I am a native of Auburn, California. At 18, I felt the need to exercise my right…

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Rosie

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Ryann

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Sandi

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Sara

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Sarah

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Savannah

“Focus on the positive in your life, for what you focus on increases.”

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Sawyer

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Scot

I am a design student on the California coast. I am the youngest of three boys and grew up mostly in one place with lots of pets. For now, I am…

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Shannon

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Shelby

I’m a girl who’s not afraid to speak her mind. I love playing sports and being active, I love my family, and my friends mean everything. I am a…

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Steve

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Taylor

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Torey

I like bottled water, recycling, sun on my skin, toes in sand, tangible photos, nice pens and gummi fruit snacks. I like to work on adjusting…

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Tori

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Treyvon

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Vanessa

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Warren

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Will

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Winter

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Yoseph

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Zoe