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Erica Louie, a YouTuber who goes by Miss Louie, left her corporate job to make fashion videos full time. Denise Tejada/Youth Radio hide caption

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'This Is A Business Now': YouTube Stars Influence Generation Z's Fashion Tastes

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Beyoncé performs at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. "Instead of me telling someone how good I look, I can just send them a picture of Beyoncé in a queen's outfit," Youth Radio's Robert Fisher says. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters hide caption

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What This Picture Of Beyoncé Tells Us About How Generation Z Connects

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In San Francisco, Local Teens Consider Protesting Right-Wing Marches

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Students Drive New Policies As K-12 Sexual Assault Investigations Rise

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13 Reasons Why Not: Michigan Teens Talk Honestly About Suicide

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Promposals: When Teens Compete For Most Extravagant Prom Invitation

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Tapping into millennials' compassion and activism might be the best way to motivate them to buy health coverage, says Aditi Juneja, a New York University law student. Ashley Pridmore/Courtesy of Youth Radio hide caption

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A Mother And Her Young Daughter Became 'Each Other's Dedicated Cheerleaders'

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Zola Cervantes (center) and her brother, Tines, travel across the border regularly to visit their father, Gilbert, in Mexico. Courtesy of Misty Cervantes hide caption

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With A Deported Father, California Teen Lives Life Between Borders

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In response to an anti-abortion march in McAllen, Texas, many pro-abortion rights demonstrators encircled the Whole Woman's Health clinic, which is the only abortion provider in the Rio Grande Valley. Courtesy of Laura Molinar hide caption

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At Texas Clinic, 2 Women Explain What Changed Their Minds On Abortion

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In one of the few photos Anaya has from his time in foster care, he's pictured at age 4 in the backyard of one of his many foster homes. Courtesy of Noel Anaya hide caption

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After 20 Years, Young Man Leaves Foster Care On His Own Terms

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Flowers, letters, and handmade signs were left as a memorial to victims of the fire at the artists' collective known as "Ghost Ship." Maya Cueva/Youth Radio hide caption

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Remembering 4 Electronic Musicians Lost In The Oakland Warehouse Fire

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Teens Want More Education On The Electoral Process

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Young People Grapple With Whether To Follow Colin Kaepernick's Lead

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Utah Delegation Favored Cruz; Balloon Drop Will End GOP Convention

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'I Won't Feel Safe On My College Campus'

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Willard Middle School students chop carrots for a meal they will sell through Josephine. Teresa Chin/Youth Radio hide caption

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Why One Startup Is Offering Meals Made By Home Cooks And Middle-Schoolers

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Youth Radio tweeted taco and unicorn emojis to @tacobell and within seconds received a video of a unicorn eating a taco, seen here in this screen grab. Courtesy of Youth Radio hide caption

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Taco Bell's Snapchat Game Is Strong Among Teens, But Does It Sell Tacos?

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A customer receives a slice of pizza from the prepared food section of the new Whole Foods Market Inc. store in downtown Los Angeles. Prepared foods sold at supermarkets, big-box and convenience stores are a bigger and bigger portion of those companies' profits. Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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What's For Dinner? The Options For A Fast Answer Multiply

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Oakland And The Warriors: NBA Team's Success Mirrors Rise Of Home City

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Here's What Young People Care About. Listen And Learn

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