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Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 10:15 AM CST

What Is The Mash?

What Is The Mash?

The Mash distributes the youth-crafted print product through High Schools (220 weekly!), providing compelling viral content online at TheMash.com, and daily interaction through social media.

Friday, Feb 15, 2013 at 09:57 AM CST

Send Us Your Story

Send Us Your Story

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Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 11:06 PM CST

Problem: Some Parents Aren't Involved

Problem: Some Parents Aren't Involved

Andrea Limon laments that some classmates don't have strong parents and families looking out for them.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 11:06 PM CST

Lack of Activities = Kids on the Streets

Lack of Activities = Kids on the Streets

Camarri Lane says there aren't enough activities for younger teens to take part.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 11:26 PM CST

Student: People Have Become Complacent

Student: People Have Become Complacent

Robert Jackson says a community is only as strong as its weakest link and says an entire community needs to want change in order for it to happen.

Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 11:14 PM CST

Teen: Obama a Distant Role Model

Teen: Obama a Distant Role Model

Khalil Beckwith says many teens are looking up to the wrong type of people, and he called on President Barack Obama to be more involved with Chicago teens.

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