Killer’s effects reveal possible Bish link

    Items found inside the trailer of convicted killer Rodney Stanger could further link him to the unsolved 2000 murder of Molly Bish.


  2. Youths cautiously sharing mental health histories

    Young people wanting to be open about their mental health issues must carefully consider what they say publicly to protect their image as they enter the adult world.


  3. Teens confront sexualization of girls in media

    The group of girls and young women behind SPARK - which stands for Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge - are not afraid to speak up and take action.



    'Bully': A must-see for teens, now at PG-13 

    - “Bully” may be better experienced as a family night out. There will be plenty to talk about afterwards.


    'Bully' a powerful, shaming film

    - Lee Hirsch’s documentary applies a gloss of lyricism to the ugliness of adolescent torment.

  6. Grieving father hopes to turn loss into lesson

    - Malcolm Astley, whose 18-year-old daughter was allegedly killed by her former boyfriend eight months ago, wants to raise awareness about dating violence.

  7. Samaritans’ IMs reach out to teens in crisis

    - Samaritans, the suicide-prevention organization, has launched an instant messaging service to connect with teens who seldom reach out via the telephone hot line.

  8. Boston teens report frequent dating violence

    - A majority of teens and young adults surveyed in the emergency room at Boston Medical Center reported being victims of physical or sexual dating violence, and most also reported perpetrating such violence.

  9. Black church reaches out to gay, transgender teens

    - A new youth drop-in center at Union United Methodist Church, a historically black congregation in the South End, welcomes gay and straight 13- to 18-year-olds.

  10. The sleepover: teenagers and sex

    - UMass Amherst professor Amy Schalet noticed big differences between American and Dutch teens when it came to sex. In the Netherlands, parents have a relaxed attitude and the effects are surprising.

  11. How to get teens to choose water over soda

    - Teens, it turns out, are not that good at deciphering food labels when it comes to choosing between water and sugary beverages.

  12. Teens on Facebook more likely to smoke, drink, use drugs

    - Teens who use social networking sites like Facebook are more likely to smoke, drink, and use illegal drugs than those who aren’t on them, according to a survey published this week from Columbia University’s National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse.

  13. Brown’s decision to skip ‘It Gets Better’ video brings a wave of criticism

    - With friends like these, who needs enemies? That question swirls around Senator Scott Brown as the lone Republican in an otherwise all-Democratic Massachusetts congressional delegation.

  14. Teens confront new generation of challenges in breaking up

    - Hacking into an ex-girlfriend’s Facebook account to read private conversations. Sending threatening text messages that end with, “Or else.” Flirting with an ex-boyfriend’s buddies on Twitter.

    (Illustration by Gracia Lam)


  15. ATLANTA—Gay and bisexual high school students are more likely than their heterosexual classmates to smoke, drink alcohol or do other risky things, according to a government study released Monday.