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Teens Turn To DIY Prom Dresses

High schoolers often shell out at the end of the year. There's yearbook costs, senior trips and the prom. All of that adds up in a normal year, but in the midst of a deep recession, parents and teens are scrambling to find creative solutions to finding the "perfect prom dress."

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Hard Conversations About College And Money

The latest estimates on the average cost of college from the National Center for Education Statistics is more than $11,000 for public schools and $28,000-plus at private institutions. Those price tags combined with a troubled economy mean high school seniors and their families are making tough choices about paying for college. Youth Radio's William Nelligan is one of them.

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Road To College A Bumpy One

The economy is making paying for college an even bigger financial challenge. Youth Radio contributor Mayra Jimenez has the motivation to go to college — she just hopes she can afford it.

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Sick Of Death, Oakland Lives On

On New Year's Day a transit officer shot and killed an unarmed man, sparking multiple demonstrations and community outrage. Then last Saturday, a 26-year-old parolee shot and killed four Oakland police officers. Youth Radio's King Anyi Howell says the people of his city are weary.

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Youth Radio Commentators On Childhood's End

When one door closes, another opens. The transformation from childhood to adulthood is no different. Youth Radio contributors share these thoughts on bidding adieu to childhood.

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Visiting Belfast, Decade After Peace Deal

President Barack Obama's newly appointed Middle East envoy, George Mitchell, is perhaps best-known for his work in Northern Ireland. Youth Radio visited the neighborhood more than a decade after the end of the unrest to check out the aftermath of the peace process for the city's young people.

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Liquor Stores: The New Department Stores

With the economy in a slump, liquor stores in the San Francisco Bay Area are offering department store fashion at a reasonable price.With the economy in a slump, liquor stores in the San Francisco Bay Area are offering department store fashion at a reasonable price.

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Ombre Is The New Tie-Dye

Once a cheap way to make colorful clothes, high-end designers have brought back tie-dye and even given it a new name.

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Kayaks Hot, Canoes Not

In Maine, outdoor enthusiasts are tossing aside their canoes for kayaks. Youth Radio's Molly Adams reports that many paddlers are now opting for the independence of kayaks over the traditional family-sized canoe.

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Slaktivists Are The New Activists

The election of 2008 seems to have made the slacker generation less politically apathetic. Now we're seeing slaktivists — a hybrid of a slacker and activist.

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