New York Times Upfront

A news magazine for teens. Features coverage of current events, entertainment and trends on national and international events. Encourages high school students to consider different points of view.

Articles from Vol. 146, No. 8, February 3

5 More Things You Need to Know about the Supreme Court Part 2 of 2
How does the nation's highest court really work? Here are more of the basics from former New York Times Supreme Court correspondent Linda Greenhouse. The workings of the Supreme Court may seem mysterious, but the decisions its nine Justices make...
Are Public Surveillance Cameras a Good Idea? More Cities Are Monitoring Their Streets and Public Spaces
YES Within hours of the Boston Marathon bombing last April, authorities began sifting through video surveillance footage. These images, along with cellphone videos, proved instrumental in quickly identifying two suspects and capturing them before...
Dear Teacher
As a teacher of teens, you are aware of the critical importance of empowering them with facts to make informed decisions that affect their lives. The second article in this year's Heads Up series highlights a very. important brain process under...
Olympic Games? Why Russia Is Getting a Political Makeover Just in Time to Host the Sochi Olympics
When the Winter Olympics this week in Sochi, visitors will see a more camera-friendly version of the Russia that President Vladimir Putin has ruled for 14 years. Long criticized for his suppression of political dissent, Putin has spent the lead-up...
The Ivory War: Soaring Chinese Demand for Ivory Is Fueling an Illegal Trade That Threatens to Wipe out Africa's Elephants
Huge piles of elephant tusks, ornate ivory carvings, and trinkets--worth more than $12 million--were fed into a crushing machine in the Chinese city of Dongguan last month and turned into dust. Chinese state television broadcast the event live,...
Time for a Raise?
President Obama wants to increase the federal minimum wage. Will that make it harder for you to find a job? How much would a company have to pay you to put on a chicken outfit and cluck for customers at a fast-food joint? Or to get up at 4:50 a.m....
Train Your Brain!
Through repetition, you can train your brain to become faster at a new skill. When you process a thought, messages are sent across connections in the brain called synapses. Synapses that are used repeatedly become strengthened and more productive....
"Wiring" Your Brain: Your Actions as a Teen Directly Influence Your Brain's Efficiency
Our brains develop from birth through adulthood in a process that starts with our genes but is then shaped by our experiences. So although you don't have control over the building blocks (genes) of who you are, you do have a say in who you will become....
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