Student’s Corner

By Tyler Anderson
March 7, 2013 • 348 views

Tyler Anderson, contributing  student writer from San  Gabriel Mission High School.

Tyler Anderson, contributing
student writer from San
Gabriel Mission High School.

Teens: A

Silenced Voice

Being a high school student is a bigger responsibility than most people think. We deal with things such as:  school, sports, family demands, hormones, and pressure from others. We are expected to handle ourselves as young adults, but often feel like we are being treated as children. But, amongst all of our struggles, we are inspired to make a difference in the world.

It is easy for an adult to change things that they don’t like; they simply vote against it and it can be finished just like that. I believe that high school students should have a voice like that as well. We have ideas that can change the dynamics of the world. Some might argue that students lack the maturity. However, in reality, teens may have the brilliant ideas the world needs for a positive change. We just need “our voice.”

If high school teens were given the ability to vote or contribute to resolving problems, I believe it would open people’s eyes to our generation’s views. Maybe the so-called “generation gap” could be bridged with teens and adults sharing ideas and listening to each other. Then, by working together, current world problems could be solved with the help of today’s teens. It wouldn’t hurt to have an extra voice.

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